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Thursday 22 February 2018 at 8pm

Fraser Nimmo

Falkirk Folk Club is pleased to announce the return of Fraser Nimmo to the Tolbooth Tavern

"Fraser Nimmo's self-effacing humour and presentation belie a serious songwriter who delights in both aspects of his craft " - Ralph McTell

Fraser Nimmo is a Scottish singer, songwriter and actor who combines traditional songs with his own material in an organic melange of Celtic musicality.

His songs cover the whole gamut of human experience and are delivered with flair, wit, compassion and serious digital dexterity on guitar and banjo. Essentially a serious songwriter who has been known to raise more than the occasional eyebrow, glass, roof, chuckle and consciousness, he treats his own material with the same conviction that he brings to music from the Scottish tradition, believing both music forms to be inter-related and complimentary. He travels hither and yon singing songs of love, hate, loss, injustice, fear, outrage, bewilderment and Scotland!

Tours of Germany, Holland, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, The Middle East, Canada, and The Canary Islands, appearances at many festivals, - including Cambridge and Edinburgh and being invited to be Fairport Convention's special guest on their mammoth 30th anniversary tour of Britain have contributed to Fraser's reputation as being one of Scotland's furthest travelled and best loved musical ambassadors.

Artist web site http://www.frasernimmo.co.uk/

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£7 / £5 members

Thursday 01 March 2018 at 8pm

Session

Bring a song or a tune or just enjoy the craic and atmosphere up in the "wee room".

Admission free. All welcome.

Free entry

Thursday 08 March 2018 at 8pm

Skirlie

After delivering a superb floorspot for us last June, we are pleased to welcome Skirlie back to the Club as as a main act.  For those of you who missed them, they describe themselves as follows:

"SKIRLIE is a Scottish dish with a mixture of Oats and Onions fried in Butter which is normally added to a main course. This is how we approach our music. Fundamentally Scottish with other things thrown in. Scots Trad, Celtic, Transatlantic, Roots."

Their exciting sound is delivered by their four members -

Alison Tunnicliffe - Violin (Fiddle), Vocals.

Kev Patrick - Guitar, Mandolin, Dobro, Vocals and anything else he can make out of wood, string and glue!

Rab Ferris - Bodhran, Percussion, Whistle, Vocals

Eddie McGlone. Bass, Chapman Stick and Vocals. 

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£7 / £5 members

Thursday 15 March 2018 at 8pm

Live at the Tolbooth: Open Stage

Our Live Stage event returns giving you the opportunity to perform or sit back and enjoy the vast array of talented songwriters, musicians and performers from all over Falkirk and beyond

Highly entertaining, come along and be part of the supportive and enthusiastic audience

If you'd like to book a 10 minute slot, do get in touch by email at

£3

Thursday 22 March 2018 at 8pm

Session

Bring a song or a tune or just enjoy the craic and atmosphere up in the "wee room".

Admission free. All welcome.

Free entry

Thursday 29 March 2018 at 8pm

Tannara

Falkirk Folk Club are very pleased to announce the first visit to the 'wee room' by Tannara. They come highly recommended!

"Converging from across the country, Tannara are entangled in Scotland’s rich web of traditions. 

 They play contemporary Scottish folk music: Considered, complex, arrangements that surround original tunes, modern tunes tunes and traditional ballads. 

Collective experience makes their musical approach unique. Despite their material’s modernity, it’s hardwired in spirit to the tradition of which their music is a continuation.

At no point is the music pretty and delicate. On fiddle, harp, guitar, accordion and vocals, Tannara play with a raw energy that brings booming sets of tunes and songs together with moments of knot-in-stomach beauty. It’s four big personalities bouncing off each other to create big sounds. 

The result is an electrifying live act. Stonehaven Folk Festival described them as: “One of Scotland’s Brightest Up and Coming Bands”

The Times: "Tannara blend fiddle, guitar, harp and accordion with sensitivity, dynamic variation and tonal awareness"

Their debut album, “Trig”, was produced by Rachel Newton, and released in the summer of 2016

Folkwords: “One of those rare debut albums that taxes belief.. I think it highly unlikely that one could listen to ‘Trig’ and remain unmoved, either by the vibrancy of the tunes or the pull of the ballads”

 The Herald: “A quartet comprising fiddle, guitar, harp and accordion, they’ve developed their own group identity, playing smart, imaginative arrangements with verve”

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£7 / £5 members