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Scottish Folk Music Events

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November 2017

13th Nov 2017 - Raging Twilight - Stirling Folk Club at Stirling Rugby Club. 8pm. COST - £8. TICKETS - On door. Welcome return from Jack Law with his new band, playing original material influenced by blues, American and soul.

21st Nov 2017 - Pauline Alexander and Sandy Stanage at Leith Folk Club. Tues 19:30, The Victoria Park Hotel, Edinburgh.

22nd Nov 2017 - The Lasses - Dunfermline Folk Club, TIME - 20.00, COST - donations, TICKETS - www.thelasses.nl. Catch The Lasses from Amsterdam on their first UK tour. Margot and Sophie sing traditional songs of Britain and America with heavenly harmonies, guitar and bodhrán

22 Nov 2017 - Edinburgh Folk Club - Dana and Susan Robinson return to Edinburgh Folk Club with the release of their new CD, The Angel’s Share. Their music explores rural America with elegant simplicity. Dana's powerful guitar and fiddle playing and Susan’s delicate, sometimes funky, sometimes haunting mountain banjo sound support their strong voices and intimate harmonies. With an eye for vivid detail, Dana's songs are stories of the American landscape; a raconteur with a rich voice he's a living example of the American troubadour. They bring to their performances an understanding of America’s musical heritage and convey its significance to our culture today. Tickets (£10, £9, £7, £5) from EFC’s on-line box office or on door.

23rd Nov 2017 - The Lasses - Falkirk Folk Club, TIME - 20.00, COST - £7 (members £5), TICKETS - falkirkfolkclub@outlook.com. The first visit to Falkirk Folk Club by this fabulous duo. 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."

24th Nov 2017 - Traditional Folk - Black Bitch pub, Linlithgow. 7.30PM. Free entry. A free night of traditional and folk music from Scotland and beyond.

24th Nov 2017 - The Lasses - House concert Edinburgh, TIME - 20.00, COST - donations, TICKETS - mailthelasses@gmail.com. Come join The Lasses on their first-ever tour of the British Isles! "Spectacular" - fRoots "A pearl in the crown of folk music" - OOR "A real gem" - The Living Tradition Both reviewers and audiences show their appreciation of the Lasses' latest album. In November Sophie and Margot bring their haunting harmonies and great repertoire of traditional folk songs and self-penned compositions to the Scottish borders. This house concert is the first of two intimate gigs in Edinburgh and takes place in New Town. Email mailthelasses@gmail.com to reserve a seat.

24th Nov 2017 - PETER NARDINI - PARTICK FOLK CLUB. We are pleased to present Peter as this month's guest. Largely undervalued as one of the country's national treasures, Peter's songs are works of genius that can make you laugh, cry, rethink, or all three in the space of one song. A true Renaissance man and a wonderful entertainer to boot. Don't miss it! St Peter's Church Hall, 66 Chancellor Street, Partick G11 5PS. £8 waged / £6 unwaged. Doors open 7.30 for 8pm start. BYOB

24th Nov 2017 - Alan Reid, VENUE - Garmouth golf club, TIME - 8.00, COST - £10, TICKETS - 01343 870656, COMMENTS - Founder of the battlefield band. Tremendous singer, songwriter and musician

26th Nov 2017 - The Lasses - The Royal Oak / Wee Folk Club, TIME - 20.00, COST - £5

29 Nov 2017 - Edinburgh Folk Club - The Quiggs are a duo comprising husband and wife Stephen and Pernille Quigg. Stephen is former member of The McCalmans while Pernille, from Denmark, is a folksinger and songwriter. A Quiggs concert lets you hear folk-song as simple, highly expressive songs with beautiful harmonies inviting participation. Recently released "Seeds I Didn't Sow", featured as album of the week on Celtic Music Radio was described by Folkradio.uk's Mike Davies as, "Unquestionably one of the best folk albums of the year”. Tickets (£10, £9, £7, £5) from EFC’s on-line box office or on door.

December 2017

6 Dec 2017 - Edinburgh Folk Club welcomes back Barluath, the exciting, diverse, innovative folk band, with their traditional and contemporary music of Scotland, Ireland and America. Barluath's performances of an inspiring mix of Gaelic-English songs with Highland pipes, fiddle, piano, guitar and Scottish step dance have delighted audiences at home and in Europe. "...an instrumental powerhouse on the up tempo tunes and lending both enthusiastically energetic and sensitive vocal and instrumental accompaniments to Ainsley Hamill's singing in Gaelic and English”. (Sunday Herald) Tickets (£10, £9, £7, £5) from EFC’s on-line box office or on door.

January 2018

10 Jan 2018 - Edinburgh Folk Club - RALLION - RALLION is a three piece contemporary folk group, hailing from Glasgow and Perthshire. They bring a wide range of musical influences together to create their powerful persuasive music. Their unique sound is based around the fiddle powerhouse of Fiona Cuthill, the distinctive voice of Marieke McBean and the virtuoso guitar and bouzouki playing of Steve Lawrence. In 2006 they released their first album "For No-one and Everyone" to very favourable reviews. Their second album "One for Sorrow" was released in 2009. Tickets (£10, £9, £7, £5) from EFC’s on-line box office or on door.

17 Jan 2018 - Edinburgh Folk Club - BRACK n FILE - BRACK n FILE comprises Rick Nickerson, Maureen Brack and Tony Mitchell with an eclectic bag of songs. Rick's Canadian background led them through a full programme of Joni Mitchell's songs at the Acoustic Music Centre during the recent Edinburgh Festival Fringe. With Maureen's versatile voice - that lass can sing anything and you listen, and Tony Mitchell's ever-inventive and stylish guitar playing dropped into the mix - this is going to be an evening of great music. Rick and Tony both played in the almost eponymous and well-known Rankin File trio with Canadian singer and songwriter Ian Rankin in the 1970s. Tony, one of EFC's residents, is very well-known as a guitar teacher, guitarist and composer writing for solo guitar. Tickets (£10, £9, £7, £5) from EFC’s on-line box office or on door.

19th Jan 2018 - Jim Malcolm at Celtic Connections, Tron Theatre, Glasgow with Avocet in support, 8pm. Tickets £14, on sale now at the box office Tel 0141 353 8000 or online: http://www.celticconnections.com

24 Jan 2018 - Edinburgh Folk Club - BURNS’ SUPPER - EFC's Burns’ Supper has been a popular feature of the club's annual programme since we began in 1973. Then, in the basement of 23 George Square, we managed to bang out haggis, neeps and tatties for about 60 or so folk accompanied by Tam O'Shanter (with thunder effects), an immortal Immortal Memory by the late Hamish Henderson which ran to nearly 90 minutes (and no notes!), Holy Willie's Prayer, the late Ian Cruickshank 'piping' in the haggis on his moothie ... and so on. Great entertainment. This year as usual there'll be haggis et al, a proper piper in the form of Roddy MacDonald, the Selkirk Grace courtesy of Bill MacDonald and singing and tunes from George Duff, Kevin McLeod and Leo McCann, plus a floor spot or two. Good stuff all round and more memories to take away. Tickets (£16, £13, £10 – NB no concession price) from EFC’s on-line box office or on door.

28th Jan 2018 - Johnston and Gordon - VENUE - The 1888, New Cumnock Town Hall. TIME - 2pm. COST - £3. TICKETS - Geoff Crolley. Sweet Afton Water Acoustic Music's 2nd annual Robert Burns' Do/Party. 3 hours of Scotland's music, with special guests Euan Johnston & Andrew Gordon followed by open floor music session.

February 2018

17th Feb 2018 - Bothy Ballads and Burns Night - VENUE - FOlk At The Salmon Bothy Portsoy. TIME - 18.00. COST - £18. TICKETS - Bobphilips25@live.co.uk 07968872217. 3 course Traditional meal and entertainment by Les Wheeler, Jim and Kate Taylor and John Dickson. An evening of Bothy Ballads and Burns Songs and Poems. Booking Essential.

March 2018

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April 2018

17th Apr 2018 - Archie Fisher - VENUE - Folk at The Salmon Bothy Portsoy. TIME - 19:30. COST - £10. TICKETS - Bobphilips25@live.co.uk 07968872217. Concert with Archie Fisher, supported by The Spiers Family and Northern Shore. Open mic evening on 16th at 19:30 and a Poetry and Story Telling event on Saturday 17th from 13:00.

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