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Thursday 26 October 2017 at 8pm

James Keelaghan

Called Canada’s finest singer-songwriter by one of the most respected and lauded music journalists of the last 50 years, James Keelaghan is an artist who has proven to be a man for all seasons.

As the calendar pages have turned, for almost a quarter of a century now, this poet laureate of the folk and roots music world has gone about his work with a combination of passion, intent and intensity, and curiosity.

Fusing his insatiable appetite for finding the next unique storyline Keelaghan also forges his pieces with brilliantly defined craftsmanship and a monogrammed artistic vision, making him one of the most distinctive and readily identifiable voices of not only the Canadian scene, but as a member of the international singer-songwriter community.

Armed with a songbook that has enlightened and enthralled, and been embraced, by audiences around the world, Keelaghan’s life as an artist is one that is a perpetual journey on so many levels.

Most importantly it’s a journey that has invited fans of literate and layered songwriting to be a part of his artistic expeditions, some that weave their way through marvelously etched stories of a historical nature with underlying universal themes, and others that mine the depths of the soul and the emotional trails of human relations.¨His masterful story telling, over the course of nine recordings, has been part of the bedrock of his success, earning Keelaghan his share of nominations and awards, and acclaim from  Australia to Scandinavia.The necessity to write has always been a double-edged sword."

£7 / £5 members

Thursday 02 November 2017 at 8pm

Session Night

Join us for a fun evening of songs, tunes and good company

Bring your voices and instruments and be part of the music

  Born This Day : Dave Pegg

(Click on image to see living legend Dave with club favourite Anthony John Clarke)

Free

Thursday 09 November 2017 at 8pm

Flossie Malavialle

Flossie Malavialle is a French born singer who has been based in the North East of England since 2002. Several years on, she has become an accomplished performer playing at folk clubs and festivals all over the UK (and beyond) and supporting acts such as Fairport Convention and Show of Hands.

Flossie’s powerful yet sensitive rendition of songs combined with her quaint northern twang and humorous banter will no doubt entertain and leave you with a smile :-)

Her collection of 12 albums (so far) is a reminder of how much work and dedication she has put into her music career: from well established folk songs to jazz standards, from blues numbers to Edith Piaf and Jacques Brel’s classics, her wide répertoire appeals to all. Scroll down to listen to one of Flossie's latest tracks "Girls' night out" by The Judds.

Book your seat by email at

Artist web site http://www.flossiemalavialle.co.uk/welcome.aspx

£7 / £5 members

Thursday 23 November 2017 at 8pm

The Lasses

Reserve seats by email at for the first visit to Falkirk Folk Club by this fabulous duo.

The Lasses have been playing together since 2012, when they met at a folk song session in Amsterdam. Sophie learned to sing traditional songs at The Royal Oak in Edinburgh, so she was well versed in Scottish folk, while Margot learned the American repertoire of traditionals from years of busking all over Europe. At that first meeting the women noticed how well their voices blend together and how much both love to sing songs with a good story, no matter if they are from the Appalachian hills, from English moors or Scottish highlands. After that first meeting things quickly went out of hand: The Lasses were invited by Luka Bloom to play in Ireland, toured the US twice with Portland-fiddler and songstress Kathryn Claire and recorded two albums with a third one on the way. 

fRoots wrote about their second album: “Clear-sighted treatments of songs from the US, Ireland, Scotland and England showing their understanding and love of storytelling in a song. A grower, and rather recommendable” 

£7 / £5 members

Thursday 07 December 2017 at 8pm

Jez Hellard & The Djukella Orchestra

Jez Hellard is a singer of potent songs, fine guitarist and simply stunning harmonica player. His band, The Djukella Orchestra, play traditional and contemporary folk music, from jigs, reels and rebel ballads to tango, rhumba and even reggae. Featuring one of the most captivating double-bassists you're likely to see and some of the finest instrumentalists on the UK scene, their blend of virtuoso musicianship, witty political comment and a deep repertoire of powerful songs never fails to turn heads. Since hitting the road full time in 2005, Jez has played well over a thousand gigs; from the Glastonbury Festival to the Kispiox Valley, New York to Taipei, Istanbul to the Iberian Peninsular, gaining fans far and wide.

“Ridiculously enjoyable… an unequivocal thumbs up.” Folk Radio UK
“Beautifully crafted and stunningly delivered… a staggering jigsaw of musical invention and a sonorous voice that drags you into every song.” Folking.com
http://www.jezhellard.com

The word Djukella is a common insult in the Balkans, meaning mongrel, and goes some way to describe the mixed provenance both of the music and the musicians themselves.

Nye Parsons is a virtuoso double-bassist with a lyrical style which'll have you craning your neck for a better view. He's played with countless bands over a 30 year career and has worked with Jez since 2006.

Fiddlers James Patrick Gavin & Julie Rands-Allen from England, Alastair Caplin from the Isle of Lewis, Zoe Moffat and Cam Neufeld from Canada and Polish Maestro Piotr Jordan provide the top end, sometimes one at a time, sometimes two, depending on logistics. Dominic Henderson, on Uilleann Pipes and Whistles and Tommie Black-Roff on Accordion (James' band-mates in cutting-edge London folk trio, TEYR) complete the orchestra when budgets allow, creating oceanic depths of sound.

£7 (£5 members)