This week

The Summer Sessions

The Tolbooth Tavern, Tolbooth Street FK1 1NL
<p><strong>Barluath</strong>  Stunning set for our Tryst Concert <strong></strong></p>
<p><strong>Session Night</strong>  Always welcoming<strong><br /></strong></p> <p><strong>Barluath</strong>  Stunning set for our Tryst Concert <strong></strong></p>
<p><strong>Session Night</strong>  Always welcoming<strong><br /></strong></p> <p><strong>Barbara Dickson & Rab Noakes</strong> Performed for us last April at Falkirk Town Hall</p>
<p><strong>Archie Fisher</strong> Superb, as ever, at our Tryst Festival Concert<strong><br /></strong></p> <p><strong>Barbara Dickson & Rab Noakes</strong> Performed for us last April at Falkirk Town Hall</p>
<p><strong>Archie Fisher</strong> Superb, as ever, at our Tryst Festival Concert<strong><br /></strong></p> <p><strong>Eilidh Grant</strong>  Fab night with Eilidh and her new line up</p>
<p><strong>O'Hooley & Tidow </strong> Memorable night with Belinda and Heidi</p> <p><strong>Eilidh Grant</strong>  Fab night with Eilidh and her new line up</p>
<p><strong>O'Hooley & Tidow </strong> Memorable night with Belinda and Heidi</p> <p><strong>Kelpies</strong>  Andy Scott's marvellous sculptures</p>
<p><strong>The Lazy Boys of Banknock  </strong>Mostly hermless</p> <p><strong>Kelpies</strong>  Andy Scott's marvellous sculptures</p>
<p><strong>The Lazy Boys of Banknock  </strong>Mostly hermless</p> <p><strong>Mairi Campbell  </strong>Captivating performance at Falkirk</p>
<p><strong>The Tonkerers</strong>  Celebrating the Steeple 200 Event</p> <p><strong>Mairi Campbell  </strong>Captivating performance at Falkirk</p>
<p><strong>The Tonkerers</strong>  Celebrating the Steeple 200 Event</p>

Other news

Spectacular Weekend

Dougie MacLean...Fara...Findlay Napier....Siobhan Miller...Reece Hillis...Pauline Alexander & Sandy Stanage...Huroosh...The Tonkerers...Scuttlbutt McCoy

plus Workshops , Sessions,  great food , great company

FESTIVAL PROGRAMME

at a glance

FRIDAY 17th

5.00pm Folk Session in the Burns Bar (Free)

7:30pm Evening concert (£24): Dougie Maclean
Pauline Alexander & Sandy Stanage

11.00pm Live music in the Burns Bar (Free): The Tonkerers

SATURDAY 18th

1.00pm Pie and a Pint Concert(£7) Huroosh , Scuttlbutt McCoy, Reece Hillis Complimentary drink and pie or vegetarian option from the hot food stall

3.00pm Folk Session in the Burns Bar (Free)

3.00pm and 4.30pm Folk workshops (£5) A series of workshops for budding musicians and songwriters

3pm Fara: fiddle

3pm Findlay Napier: songwriting

4.30pm Siobhan Miller & Euan Burton: traditional song arrangement

4.30pm Aidan Moodie: guitar

7:30pm Evening concert (£24): Siobhan Miller, Findlay Napier, Fara

11.00pm Live music in the Burns Bar (Free): The Tonkerers & Friends


For information and tickets for concerts and workshops go to http://torphicheninn.net/torphichen-folknale-festival-2018/

Great Summer Line-Up at Torphichen

Falkirk THI Event – Live Music Stage / Revolution in Song

Falkirk folk musicians gather this weekend to mark the completion of heritage works in the town centre

Members from the many groups to have flourished from the folk and traditional scene here will feature in performances on Falkirk High Street and at the Revolution Music Store this Saturday

Falkirk THI Event – Live Music Stage / Revolution in Song
Saturday 4 August, 2018, 11-4pm
Falkirk High Street at Cow Wynd and Revolution Music Store

(Falkirk High Street)
1100  Trystin Folk
1130         Andy McKean
1150 Willy Thomson
1210 Glenbervie
1240 Harry Wilson & Walter Simms
1300  Scuttlebutt McCoy
1320 Carron Cast
1350  Huroosh
1420 - 1450  Charlie Tibbles & Walter Simms
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(Revolution Music Store)
1500 - 1600 Revolution in Song

All the musicians would greatly appreciate you support at any of the events taking place


Associated Organisations

Falkirk Folk Club is a member of the Traditional Music and Song Association, The Traditional Music Forum and Falkirk District Arts & Civic Council

Special events

Richard Moore

Club members and friends are very saddened to hear news of Richard Moore who passed away following his battle with cancer

Richard and wife Shelagh were regulars at the folk club while resident in Stenhousemuir before leaving to live in Milton Keynes just a few years ago

With gentle manner and generous spirit, Richard's multi-instumental talents and warm personality brought  a tremendous variety and vibrancy to many a session night and along with Shelagh, played a key role in the flourishing of the club and folk scene in Falkirk liasing with and encouraging other musicians

As well as performing with others at events across the community at at The Tolbooth Tavern, Richard was a skilled musical technician and worked on many of our players stringed instruments improving the sound quality and performance of their guitars, mandolins and banjos

His short time with us was of huge impact and we have missed his wonderful range and depth of songs and tune sets and most of all his great warmth and character

We send our heartfelt condolences to Shelagh and all family and friends

 

2018 Feis Fhoirt Ceilidh Trail

A privelage to welcome back this year's trail for another of our special events this summer

Superb musicianship in a fantastic venue

Check out details on our What's On page

Atef Agha

We are deeply saddened to hear news of the death of good friend Atef Agha

Before moving from the town, Atef was a regular at Falkirk Folk Club when we were at our Polish Club venue in Williamson Street close to his home at the time. He continued to support the activities of the club from a distance, making it along to events when he could and was always a delight to see there

He was blessed with a generous spirit, was caring and kind with a great sense of humour enjoying the good craic on the club nights as well as the music

He'll be sorely missed by his many friends in the town and work colleagues at Tesco in Redding 

We send best thoughts and condolences to Atef's family and friends both here in Falkirk and in Egypt

Around Town and more....

Chords & Coffee  The Acoustic Cafe
Regular round robin and jam acoustic session of local musicians  Sundays 2.30pm : Free

Friday Nights at The Torphichen Inn with Hurroosh Folk & Country and everything else possibly thrown in. Good craic and lively From 8.30pm : Free


Sunday Nights at Sportsters with The Tonkerers Falkirk's five piece Folk/Rock band get your feet tapping with a fab mix of songs and tunes to round off your weekend  From 9pm : Free



You can now donate to Falkirk Folk Club

 

As a not-for-profit organisation, the aim of Falkirk Folk Club is to promote and provide a platform for the live performance of Folk and Traditional Music and Song in the Falkirk area.

We would be delighted to have your support in helping to raise funds which will ensure that we can maintain the high quality, range and variety of events throughout the year encouraging participation at all levels.

With our members, friends and associates active across the community we will continue to raise the profile of Folk and Traditional Music and enable enjoyment of its’ rich heritage and tradition to Falkirk’s diversity of groups and ages.

We would be most grateful for any donation of any size that you can afford to make.Be it £1, £2, £5, €10 or $50, every pound. dollar or euro will be used to ensure that Folk & Traditional Music remains at the heart of Falkirk's cultural development.

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