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Thursday 19 April 2018 at 8pm

Bob Knight

Bob Knight is a folk & traditional singer based in Aberdeen, Scotland

As well as traditional songs, he also writes new songs in traditional Scottish style, using Scots and Doric. For his own songs he accompanies himself on guitar, but traditional material, for the most part, is often sung unaccompanied. He is also an excellent story teller and gives talks on song-writing.

An experienced musician and performer, through his mother, Margaret Stewart, he is related to all the great Scottish traditional singers of traveller origin. In recent years he has made regular appearances at the prestigious Whitby Folk Week and is a well kent face at  the Cullerlie Traditional Song Festival

Bob has gained great acclaim and performed widely across Scotland incuding Celtic Connections gaining a highly commended Danny Kyle Award and appeared at clubs, venues and festivals throughout the country

He has also emerged as winner in songwriting competitions including Glenfarg and right here in Falkirk as one of our early holders of the Falkirk Folk Club Songwriting trophy!

£6 / £5 members

Thursday 26 April 2018 at 8pm

Spring 2 Session

Yes , as you all know , today is World Inellectual Property Day as we look forward to the first of  two back to back Spring Session nights

Bring your instruments and voices and be part of the music, and creative process, for a night of songs, tunes and good craic

All are welcome

World Intellectual Property Day

"to celebrate creativity, and the contribution made by creators and innovators to the development of societies across the globe"

 

Free

Thursday 03 May 2018 at 8pm

Spring 2 Session

The second of our two Spring Sessions Nights landing on the birth date of a legendary figure of the folk movement

Next year on this day will mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of Pete Seeger

Join us as we pay early homeage to the man as we approach the centenary date by simply singing out and being part of the music 

Bring your instruments, your voices and yourselves

All and banjos welcome

Free

Thursday 10 May 2018 at 8pm

Sadie & Jay

After a fabulous floor spot performance at Falkirk Folk Club in 2016, Sadie & Jay will make a welcome return visit to the wee room. Book your seat by email at .

Sadie and Jay sing captivating songs accompanied by intricate finger style playing. Their contemporary and original folk music styles have leanings to the alternative with a tinge of blues and roots.  Blending vocals of rare calibre with an evocative back-drop of traditional folk instruments this duo perform intimate, expressive and resonant music.

With Welsh heritage, Sadie's love for singing is instinctive. Born in England and raised in Australia, Sadie's distinctive voice and versatility led her to perform in bands, theatre and cabaret.  From singing jazz & blues with pianist Michael Kenny to world & roots music with The Romaniac's, Sadie has performed with accomplished musicians enriching her spellbinding vocal ability.

Born in Scotland and raised in New Zealand, Jay grew up in a musical family immersed in traditional British folk music. For many years Jay has been a member of the PENMANS, a four part family A-Capella group. This collection of brother, sisters and father have entertained at folk festivals and concerts in New Zealand. Their album "Homemade Jam" is a celebration of the traditional folk genre. 

In mid 2016 Sadie and Jay had a very successful first tour of the UK and have become "antipodean correspondents"  for the Folk and Blues Show on Vale Radio based in York England & streaming on the worldwide web.  So far Sadie and Jay have interviewed south east Qld musicians Mark Cryle, The Company,  Rebecca Wright & Donald McKay & Caroline Hammond.

They released their first all original album 'Curious' in early 2015.  Several of their songs have been awarded and two, 'Why Would You' & 'Trinity' were shortlisted for the 2015 Australian Songwriters Awards.  'Taking My Time' and 'Long Way From Lost' came first in the open category of APRA/AMCOS Illawarra Folk Festival contests 2015 & 2017.

£7 / £5 members

Thursday 17 May 2018 at 8pm

Hungrytown

Falkirk Folk Club are delighted to welcome Hungytown!

After more than a decade of world-wide touring and three album releases, Rebecca Hall and Ken Anderson--otherwise known as the folk duo Hungrytown--have earned a reputation for the quality and authenticity of their songwriting: “It’s great to hear an act eschew sentimentality in favor of honesty and to prove that you don’t have to go raiding the memory of others to find the stuff that really good songs are made of,” writes Jedd Beaudoin of Popmatters.

Lyricist Rebecca Hall is credited with compositions “that sound as timeless as any traditional songs” (Northern Sky, UK) while producer/multi-instrumentalist/husband Ken Anderson is lauded for his “remarkable affinity for instrumental embellishment” (No Depression) and for crafting Hungrytown’s “gorgeous vocal harmonies” (Folk and Roots, UK).

Hungrytown's introduction to folk music came when a close friend--who died young due to a tragic misdiagnosis--entrusted to them her collection of 1960s folk albums and her guitar (which has since been featured on all of their albums). Inspired by the grit and true-to-life experiences she heard in these traditional ballads, Hall was inspired to write the lyrics that later became her first songs, aided by Anderson’s flair for musical arrangement. Soon afterwards, Hall released two solo albums, Sings! (1999) and Sunday Afternoon (2002), both produced by Anderson. In the winter of 2003, the duo quit their boring desk jobs, moved to the green hills of Vermont, and decided to pursue a full-time career as touring musicians.

They released their first CD, Hungrytown, in 2008; Any Forgotten Thing in 2011; and Further West in 2015. The couple continue to spend more than half of each year on the road, especially roads in North America, Europe and New Zealand. Hungrytown's music has received extensive radio airplay worldwide and has appeared on several television shows, including Comedy Central's The Daily Show, IFC's Portlandia and Netflix's Lady Dynamite.

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£7 / £5 members