This week

Fraser Nimmo

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

Two Great Concerts at Falkirk Town Hall

Coming soon to Falkirk! Some exciting folk events we thought we ought to tell you about!

In 2016 both Fara and The Furrow Collective gave memorable performances at Falkirk Folk Club. Since that time, prestigious nominations and awards have flowed their way, and deservedly so. You can catch them both soon at Falkirk Town Hall. Details and booking links below.

Fara at Falkirk Town Hall Sun 25 Feb Tickets £12/£10

More info and online booking

Nominated for the ‘Horizon Award’ BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2017

"Head along and enjoy the vibrant arrangements full of rich harmonies, energetic fiddle playing and driving piano that Fara has to offer. This exciting music experience is sure to be a great night."  

The Furrow Collective at Falkirk Town Hall Sun 11 Mar 8pm   Tickets £13

More info and online booking

Winners of ‘Best Group’ BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2017

"Described by MOJO as 'a mouthwatering collaboration', Alasdair Roberts, Emily Portman, Lucy Farrell and Rachel Newton are four fine soloists sharing a mutual love of traditional songs, from both sides of the English and Scottish borders, with playful, boundary-defying musicianship." 

Fun Filled December and Great Year Ahead

Falkirk Folk Club got December off to a sensational start with the brilliant Jez Hellard & the Djukella Orchestra

And there's much more to come as we head toward the end of 2017

There are two chances to catch this year's fabulous Winterset with CarronCast and a trio of session nights to blast away the winter cold including our special Festive Session with prize quiz and solstace raffle!

And, after Santa's visit we can look forward to another great Hogmanay Hoolie on, well, Hogmanay. A fab way to see in the New Year with live music and good company at The Tolbooth

Tickets for all these events are available now

Win By A Neck!

Thanks to all for ensuring a great night at the club's 13th Annual Songwriting Competition

It was a packed room again with a great mix of contenders for the coveted trophy and prizes

Fantastic to see and hear, not just the diverse range of styles of song, but to have competitors from around Falkirk, across the Central Belt and, in one case, as far as Kendal in Lancashire entering the competition

There were quality songs and memorable performances from across a wide spectrum of ages too, ranging from 14 year old Joseph Hewer to, well, the vastly higher end of the scale!

16 entries in total giving our panel of judges a far from easy task to pick a winner

Findlay Napier, Pauline Alexander and Councillor Robert Spears selected their 3 favourite songs and the audience picked theirs

Here are the final results

1st Place -The Redneck Banjo Band by Jim Fraser

2nd Place - Skin And Bone by Lewis Mullen

3rd Place - Follow The River by Scott Snaddon

Audience Vote - Home by Joseph Hewer

Congratulations to Jim and all the prize winners

For the first time in the history of the competition, the trophy will be heading out of Scotland to Jim's hometown mantelpiece in Kendal

 

Special events

Burns in Song at Torphichen

Should you miss out on Thursday evening's Burns celebration, there's the chance to enjoy another fabulous night of songs and supper in the atmospheric Tam O' Shanter Bar at the Torphichen Inn

The night features music from Huroosh, Harry Wilson, Walter Simms and Margaret Cooper
Enjoy the superb murals and the warmth of the wood burning stove as we toast the bard with a complimentary dram
Tickets are £10 available from the Inn

2017 AGM

Notice of Annual General Meeting of Falkirk Folk Club

The club's AGM will take place on
Tuesday 28 November at 7.30pm
at
The Tolbooth Tavern

Hope you can make it along

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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