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Thursday 21 February 2019 at 8pm

John Graham & Jim Jack

This week, John Graham and Jim Jack bring their eclectic blend of Traditional and Contemporary Folk Song and humour to Falkirk Folk Club. John and Jim have played on the Folk scene for 50 years and present an eclectic mix of music on a range of instruments.

Doors 7.30pm for an 8pm start

To reserve a seat, please email  or text 07766 205397

£7 (£5 members)

Open stage

This Thursday, the stage is yours! Take the floor for nine minutes of fame, or come along, sit back and enjoy the fantastic talent in our midst! All welcome.  To book tickets or to book a slot, please drop us a message by email or text or 07766 205397

Doors 7.30pm for an 8pm start

Thursday 07 March 2019 at 8pm

Ivan Drever

Orcadian musician, Ivan Drever's lyric songwriting, extensive traditional repertoire and virtuoso guitar playing have been part of the Scottish music scene for over 30 years and he continues to produce new material and perform live.

He has recorded a host of albums both solo and with other performers. Revisited (The Wolfstone Songs) was released in 2015 and covers songs and tunes originally recorded when Ivan was the frontman with acclaimed Scottish band Wolfstone. Ranging from the Bothy Ballad “Sleepy Toon” through to live favourites such as “Close It Down”, the tracks feature just Ivan and his guitar. Like Revisited II, the album was recorded in at Bainbridge studios in Edinburgh. Produced by Ivan, it was engineered, mixed and mastered by David Chisholm.

Having worked with the Knowe O’Deil and as a solo artist, Ivan joined Wolfstone in 1990, their work saw them perform worldwide. Ivan’s songs and tunes have been recorded by an impressive list of artists. Ivan composed the songs and music and performed for the Californian Dance Based Company “Celtic Fusion” which saw him working for the early part of 2001 in the States, touring with the Company throughout March on the East coast of the U.S.A.

He has also performed with the Ivan Drever Band who produced a self titled 5 track EP for Nutshell Records. Ivan’s career has been long and fruitful as his extensive back catalogue and current projects confirm. “What You Hear” is an album of songs featuring just Ivan’s guitar and voice and was released in 2014. He used these songs as the core of his live shows during that year. Ivan released Volume 1 of “Music From The Vaults” a compilation of various recordings from over a decade in 2013. The thirteen tracks featured guest appearances by Charlie McKerron; his son, Kris Drever and Jim Hunter alongside live tracks, out-takes and never before heard tracks by the band Clueless (with pipers Gordon Duncan and Ross Ainslie).

Ivan’s live set features songs chosen from all his albums alongside several as yet unreleased new songs. Now resident in Norway, Ivan regularly plays live. He has recently toured England, Scotland, Denmark and Norway, the USA and Russia with plenty more dates in the pipeline for the future!

Doors 7.30pm for an 8pm start

To reserve a seat, please email or text 07766 205397

£7 (£5 members)

Thursday 04 April 2019 at 8pm

Josie Duncan & Pablo Lafuente

2017 BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award Winners Josie Duncan and Pablo Lafuente are a vocal/guitar duo like no other. 

Calling the Isle of Lewis and Glasgow/Spain home, it's no wonder their music doesn’t focus on one place or on one of the many strands of Scotland’s web of traditions. 

They are well travelled, and well versed in music from across the land. On guitar and vocals in Gaelic, Scots and English, their music is a round tour, where centuries old ballads meet Gaelic puirt a beul, songs from the mines and cotton mills, as well as some original writing. 

Josie's voice, crystal clear with its slight island twang, is equally at home in any of these domains. Accompanied by Pablo's dynamic, sensitive guitar playing, they illuminate the lyrics.

Their music at times sparse and haunting, at others driving and all consuming, leaves audiences stunned. 

They are both accomplished musicians in their own right. Josie Duncan is a recent graduate of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, where she studied with some of the masters of the Scottish and Gaelic traditions. She has toured extensively, performing at festivals and venues in Europe, Canada and America. Her other projects include a collaboration with innovative Gaelictronica band Inyal, and Blasta, a showcase of singers of the Isle of Lewis commissioned by this year's Festival Interceltique de Lorient. 

Pablo Lafuente’s experiences are no less varied. Of Spanish origin, he has put down cultural roots in Scotland, exploring the tradition to its deepest core. Since completing his studies of guitar and fiddle at the National Centre for Excellence in Traditional music Pablo has been in high demand, playing, recording and touring internationally with artists including: The Outside Track, Barluath, Sketch and Spanish Gaita extraordinary Anxo Lorenzo. 

Since joining forces in 2016 Josie and Pablo have taken the scene by storm, quickly becoming one of Scotland’s most an in-demand live acts at festivals and venues across the country and in 2017 they were nominated for ‘Folk Band Of The Year’ at the ‘MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards’. In their short time together they’ve delighted the audiences of BBC Radio 2, Celtic Connections, BBC Proms In The Park, Cambridge Folk Festival, Sofar sessions, and a host of venues across Scotland.

Doors 7.30pm for an 8pm start

To reserve a seat, please email  or text 07766 205397

£7 (£5 members)