Dunfermline Folk Weekend 26-28 October 2018
Celebrating the 15th Dunfermline Folk Weekend
A weekend of traditional and modern folk
There will be a celebration meal at The Glen Tavern on Friday 26th followed by a session.
The other events - song workshop, sessions and concerts will be held at The City Hotel. A walk with songs in historic Dunfermline will start at the City Hotel on Sunday morning.
You can download the programme for the weekend here.
For NON-MEMBERS* Tickets can be ordered through Eventbrite. There is a service charge for tickets
*Members should order through the club to obtain their concessionary price.
Saturday concert £12 + fee Click here
Sunday concert £8 + fee Click here
Saturday and Sunday concerts £20 + fee Click here
Saturday and Sunday concerts, Harmony workshop and Walk through Historic Dunfermline with Song £28 + fee. Click here
Friday 26th October at the Glen Tavern
Evening Session in the Glen Tavern will start with a meal at 7 pm – everyone welcome! A £5 non-returnable deposit required, followed by a Session at around 8:30 to 11 pm. Contact Helen Aitken at a club night or Jeanie Gardiner as soon as possible but by 17th October at the very latest. Places are limited.
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Saturday/Sunday. All events will be held in the City Hotel, Pittencrieff Suite.
Saturday 27th October.
Noon Session starts in the function bar and continues to about 6 pm. Free to attend.
2 pm - 3:45 pm Harmony workshop in the function room – led by Tripple.
If you want to learn more about harmony singing come along to this workshop with Tripple. Suitable for new and experienced singers, this workshop will offer an opportunity to sing while gaining confidence in finding harmonies. Songs will be taught by ear (words provided) and at least one will be taken from the Dunfermline Song book.
Cost £5. Please reserve your place in advance.
6 pm Tea break. A buffet will be available for a small charge
7:30 Saturday evening concert
MC GIfford lind
Concert Tickets £12 (£10 for folk club members)
Yard of Ale
Yard Of Ale perform a great mixture of folk, country, traditional and contemporary music with plenty of close harmony and cheeky banter. Check out our gig guide and come along and enjoy yourself. Acoustic guitars, banjos, fiddle, mandolin, harmonica, whistle, washboards, kazoos, in fact anything we can rattle a good tune or rhythm out of will be pressed into service.
See their web site here
A welcome return to Dunfermline for Cait, Annie and Jill. Tripple are an acapella singing trio based in the North East of Scotland.
Tripple have a big love of the traditional music and songs of Scotland and especially enjoy arranging them in a contemporary way. By using interesting harmonies and finely tuned dynamics they love bringing the old songs to life and help tell the stories within.
See their web site here
Sunday 28th October at the City Hotel.
10:30 Walk in historic Dunfermline with songs.
Gather for coffee/tea in the function hall of the City Hotel ready to head out on the walk (or to have a “virtual walk” in the hotel if the weather is bad). The walk will start at 11 and finish around 12:30 and start at Dunfermline Abbey and end at the site of the original Dunfermline folk club at the Howff.
Cost £3. Please reserve your place (and tea/coffee) in advance.
Session starts at 12:30 in the function bar and continues until 5:30 pm. Free to attend.
4 pm A performance from the Fallon Academy of Irish Dance. Free to attend
5:30 pm Tea break. A buffet will be available for a small charge
7 pm Concert
featuring Rob Griffith singer and songwriter,
the McLean Sisters (Fiona Cook and Alison Halliday, fiddlers from Kincardine)
and Gifford Lind with Alex Black and Guy Burgess.
MC is Michael Back
Also featuring club members Colm O’Rourke, Luci McLeman, Isobel Watson and Robin McLean.
Concert Tickets £8 (£6 for folk club members)
There will be a traditional raffle at each concert.