What's On

Thursday 20 February 2020 at 8pm

Adam McCulloch

Falkirk Folk Club are delighted to welcome Adam McCulloch back to the 'wee room'. Adam last visited as part of Oakum Row and returns this time for a solo performance.

Adam has been described as one of the finest and most talented singer/songwriters in the United Kingdom with a remarkable depth of knowledge and understanding of Scottish Folk music, both traditional and contemporary.

This promises to be a very special night so please reserve your seats now by email from or text Charlie on 07766 205397.

Doors 7.30 for an 8pm start

£7/ £5 members

Thursday 27 February 2020 at 8pm

Session

Come along, bring your instruments, songs, poems and jokes and join us for a session amongst friends old and new. All welcome. Always a good night!

Doors 7.30pm for an 8pm start.

(Picture credit: The legendary Myles Wallace photographed by Neil Henderson)

Free (donations welcome)

Thursday 05 March 2020 at 8pm

Bill Adair

As well as being a fine guitar player and singer  Bill Adair is a prize winning poet and songwriter whose award winning songs have won plaudits from all round the world. Equally at home singing a traditional Scottish ballad, playing blues from the Mississippi Delta or performing one of his own songs his performances are complemented by a natural story-telling style that is both thought-provoking and entertaining. From his home in Stirling, Bill is much in demand at festivals and folk clubs all over the UK and throughout Europe and New Zealand.  He is widely recognised as a renowned interpreter of the poems and songs of Robert Burns.

Reserve your seats now to see Bill in the 'wee room' by email from or text Charlie on 07766 205397.

Doors 7.30 for an 8pm start

£7/ £5 members

Thursday 12 March 2020 at 8pm

Session

Come along, bring your instruments, songs, poems and jokes and join us for a session amongst friends old and new. All welcome. Always a good night!

Doors 7.30pm for an 8pm start.

(Picture credit: Some of the Thursday craic ringleaders photographed by Neil Henderson)

Free (donations welcome)

Thursday 19 March 2020 at 8pm

Neil Thomson with Jenny Sutherland and John Mcghee

This week, we are delighted to welcome Neil Thomson with his band featuring Jenny Sutherland on fiddle and John Mcghee on guitar to the intimate setting of the 'wee room'.

Neil's writing is mainly but not solely inspired by his native Scotland. It's roots, people, tradition and natural environment provide inspiration for creating music in his own relaxed, gentle style. He enjoys setting his music to traditional poems sung in Old Scots and in particular the poetry of Gerry Cambridge.

Neil began to write and perform from the mid 90’s creating the Judy Circus; a songwriting collective which worked with DF Concerts to give emerging talent a platform to perform at higher profile venues. For the next 10 years he toured regularly at folk clubs and festivals appearing at the likes of Edinburgh Fringe, Celtic Connections, Kings Tuts and Tin the Park where his performances were described as eclectic, relaxed and intimate.

Please reserve your seats by email from or text Charlie on 07766 205397.

Doors 7.30pm for an 8pm start.

£7/ £5 members

Thursday 26 March 2020 at 8pm

Dave Gibb

This week we are delighted to welcome Dave Gibb to the 'wee room'. A singer of songs and a teller of tales from the hills of Dumfries & Galloway who happily fingerpicks his way through life’s travails.

Songs funny or sad, happy or grim, meaningful or meaningless played fast or slow (sometimes both at the same time)…….He likes a giggle.

“ Great guitarist, excellent singer and a wide variety of superb material in many styles…….from poignant to witty, from hard-hitting to gentle ballads, traditional to contemporary, songs that grab your attention and songs that tell a story.  What’s not to like?” The Wivenhoe Folk Club

Please reserve your seats now by email from or text Charlie on 07766 205397.

Doors 7.30 for an 8pm start

£7/ £5 members

Thursday 02 April 2020 at 8pm

Jack Badcock

Singer and guitarist, Jack Badcock is a hugely experienced performer, having toured extensively around the world, predominantly as frontman and founding member of his award winning world-folk band Dallahan.  Raised in Co. Kilkenny, Ireland and later Yorkshire, splitting his first eighteen years between the two, before moving to Scotland to immerse himself in it’s traditional music scene, where he has lived since 2011, Jack feels no more tied to any of his three home countries than the next. Over the last two years, between time on the road, he has focused his time at home in Glasgow on writing his own material and now draws on his performance experience to deliver a solo set of mostly original songs. These showcase his craft of thoughtful lyrics that explore human history, cosmology, personal experiences and questions about our world all delivered with a sensitivity clearly influenced by American folk, funk and soul music as much as traditional music from Britain and Ireland. “World class vocalist. Jack Badcock has a perfect ballad singers voice.” Froots
“Subtle guitar...Exquisitely modulated vocals” The Scotsman

Reserve your seats now to see Jack in the 'wee room' by email from or text Charlie on 07766 205397.

Doors 7.30 for an 8pm start

£7/ £5 members

Thursday 09 April 2020 at 1pm

Session

Come along, bring your instruments, songs, poems and jokes and join us for a session amongst friends old and new. All welcome. Always a good night!

Doors 7.30pm for an 8pm start.


(Picture credit: A fiddle tune from Jean. Photographed by Neil Henderson)

Free (donations welcome)

Thursday 16 April 2020 at 8pm

Christine Kydd

MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Award nominee Christine Kydd is one of Scotland’s leading singers and recording artistes. With eclectic tastes, she is best known for her treatment of traditional and contemporary songs.

She has toured, broadcast and recorded extensively both solo and on a number of projects to produce some of the country’s finest and often award-winning sounds, including singing with Janet Russell, Chantan, and Sinsheen.

She has shared the stage with many top musicians from Scotland and beyond. She is also a highly-regarded educator. Read more about Christine http://www.christinekydd.com/

Please reserve your seats now by email from or text Charlie on 07766 205397.

Doors 7.30 for an 8pm start

£7/ £5 members

Thursday 23 April 2020 at 8pm

Session

Come along, bring your instruments, songs, poems and jokes and join us for a session amongst friends old and new. All welcome. Always a good night!

Doors 7.30pm for an 8pm start.

(Picture credit: Big Stevie gien it ladie photographed by Neil Henderson)

Free (donations welcome)

Thursday 30 April 2020 at 8pm

Madderam

Madderam are a young, up and coming Folk Band based in Central Scotland. Comprising of a mix of Guitar, Fiddles, Whistle, Clarsach and Vocals, the band has built a totally unique sound while remaining true to their roots and influences. Madderam initially came together through the Feis Fhoirt Ceilidh Trail, which they toured as through the Summer of 2018 and have now struck out on their own, performing at events and venues such as Linlithgow Folk Festival, Edinburgh Folk Club and Stirling Folk Club in the last few months alone. As well as this, the band have recently been recording new material and performed to a sold-out crowd at the Old Hairdressers in Glasgow to great success. The band draws on a wide array of influences, from Breton and Gaelic Folk songs to Contemporary Scottish tunes and Self-Penned songs. All Five Members bring a unique voice and style to the band's diverse and varied sound with a constantly developing and expanding repertoire.

Reserve your seats now to see Madderam in the intimate setting of the 'wee room' by email from or text Charlie on 07766 205397.

Doors 7.30 for an 8pm start

£7/ £5 members

Thursday 07 May 2020 at 8pm

Folk at the Tryst: Session Night

Come along to listen, join in and be part of the music. A great atmosphere and a fabulous way to welcome in this year's Tryst Festival. All welcome - bring your instruments, songs, stories and poems or sit back, relax and enjoy the night!


Doors 7.30pm for an 8pm start

(Photo credit: Trystin' Folk photographed in the 'wee room' by Neil Henderson)

£7/ £5 members

Thursday 14 May 2020 at 8pm

Folk at the Tryst: Pauline Alexander

Pauline Alexander is one of Scotland's finest singers who hails from the East End of Glasgow. Her beautiful vocals are reminiscent of Sandy Denny with their easy on the ear and centred style. Performing as part of an acoustic duo, she has been accompanied by various guitarists over the years.

​Pauline regularly plays at festivals and clubs around the UK, bringing with her a blend of original and interpreted song from a range of genres that include contemporary, folk & blues.

Please reserve your seats now by email from or text Charlie on 07766 205397.

Doors 7.30 for an 8pm start

£7/ £5 members

Sunday 17 May 2020 at 2pm

Folk at the Tryst: Carron Cast & Friends AT ARNOTDALE HOUSE

Falkirk’s fabulous folk collaboration bring you an uplifting afternoon of live music - Scots traditional, contemporary song and Americana, chorus, harmony and tunes to get your toes tapping! Please note that the venue is at  Arnotdale House, Dollar Park (level access)

To reserve tickets, email or contact 07517787345

£7

Saturday 25 July 2020 at 7pm

Fèis Fhoirt Cèilidh Trail with CarronCast

A special Saturday concert. Venue and times TBC

TBC

Thursday 29 October 2020 at 8pm

Westward the Light

Westward The Light are: Charlie Grey, Sally Simpson, Owen Sinclair and Joseph Peach. The band formed as a result of years of collaboration in a range of settings. 

Westward The Light a vessel that brings together an expansive knowledge of Scottish folk music and culture, creating a new expression of an age-old sound. On fiddle, viola, vocals, piano, and guitar, the quartet's music is reflective of upbringings immersed in the nature and landscapes of Scotland. 

Their approach produces dynamic and powerful results, which have been met with great acclaim by audiences across Scotland and beyond.

2020 marks the release of their debut album. The hotly anticipated release comes at the start of the band's third year together. The album, releasing on 27 March, follows their biggest performance to date - a sold out Celtic Connections show at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall with Kinnaris Quintet.

With the release of their debut album and accompanying live activity, 2020 is set to be the band's busiest year yet, including touring and festival appearances in the UK and beyond.

£7/ £5 members