9 New Year Session. Welcome the new year with songs, tunes and stories. Collection for the club.
16 Al Hughes. A return to the club for Al Hughes who is a solo artist playing largely his own material which is blues/ragtime based. http://www.al-hughes.co.uk/. Club singer: Susan Kirkwood. Entry £8 (£6 for members)
23 Alden Patterson and Dashwood are a Norwich based folk trio comprising of Christina Alden (vocals/ guitar), Alex Patterson (fiddle/ vocals) and Noel Dashwood (dobro/ vocals). www.aldenpattersonanddashwood.com Club Singer: Colin Frame. Entry £8 (£6 for members)
30 Burns Supper and Session. Alex Black will addres the Haggis. Sing a Burns song, play a Burns tune, recite a poem tell us a story or listen and celebrate in style. Collection for the club.
6 Andrew Gordon kicks off his 25th Year on stage with a special celebration concert at our Club. Andrew plays a wide range of traditional songs, as well as some slightly more modern folk music, accompanied by guitar and bodhran. see www.andrewgordon.co.uk Entry £8 (£6 for members)
13 The Shackleton Trio The Shackleton Trio play an exciting blend of Americana, folk and self-penned material. Accompanying herself on the fiddle, Georgia writes and performs 'wordy songs about other people’, instrumentally influenced by British, American and Scandinavian folk traditions, with a regional twist from her native East Anglia. Georgia’s skills as a singer and instrumentalist are complemented by guitar powerhouse Aaren Bennett and mandolin ace Nic Zuppardi. “Sparky, charismatic and intensely assured. An exciting and innovative young trio. A hefty thumbs up” – fRoots. See www.shackletontrio.co.uk. Club singer: Michael Back. Entry £8 (£6 for members)
20 Bruce Davies Singer/Songwriter. Former winner of Edinburgh Folk Club Song-writing Competition. Now in his 35 year as a full time musician, Bruce has covered a lot of ground - from huge stages on four continents to the most intimate of folk clubs. He is delighted to return, after a long absence, to Dunfermline Folk Club. See https://www.brucedavies.com/ Club singer: Deirdre Watson. Entry £8 (£6 for members)
27 Session for St David's Day. Songs and tunes relating to Wales are particularly invited - 1st March is St David's day. Sing a song, play a tune, tell us a story or listen and celebrate in style. Collection for the club.
6 Rachel Carstairs. Rachel Carstairs is a North East Folk singer from Keith. She is currently studying Traditional Music at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Rachel has a passion for Scots Song and continues to portray this. She has been described as “One of Scotland’s most exciting, young Traditional singers” by Aberdeen Folk Club.She is accompanied by Alasdair MacDonald and Iain Hyslop. Ali plays the box and Iain is a singer and plays guitar. https://rachelcarstairsbusiness.wordpress.com Support wil be provided by the Folk Club concert party members. Club singer: Robin McLean. Entry £8 (£6 for members)
13 Richard Grainger Richard Grainger is a prolific and diverse artist, songwriter and musician who has been performing on the British Folk Scene since the 1980's. He is a widely respected songwriter and guitarist with a clear and captivating vocal style. Club performer: Lindsay Porteous. http://www.richard-grainger.com/ Entry £8 (£6 for members)
20 Rachel Hair & Ron Jappy . More intimate than a band, Trad duo, Rachel Hair & Ron Jappy are purveyors of Scotland’s most ancient and contemporary instruments (clarsach, Gaelic for Scottish harp, and acoustic guitar, respectively) these two halves created a whole in September 2017: "a subtle ying-yang between spine-tingling clarity and virtuosic drive." https://www.rachelhair.com Club singer: Luci McLeman. Entry £8 (£6 for members)
27 Session - with an Irish theme. Sing a song, play a tune, tell us a story or listen and celebrate in style. Collection for the club..
3 Jake's Progress - An evening without Jake Thackray. John Watterson's never-before-told stories from his biography research plus several much-loved Jake classics, feature in John’s new show - a hilarious and captivating celebration the life and songs of one of this country’s finest and funniest wordsmiths. https://www.fakethackray.com/ Club singer: Margaret Gillan. Entry £8 (£6 for members)
10 Stevie Agnew . Stevie is an Americana-style singer songwriter well known around Fife and Edinburgh. He will share songs from his albums: Wrecking Yard (recently issued) and Bad Blood &Whiskey and other material. http://www.stevieagnew.com/ Club Singer: Jeanie Gardner. Entry £8 (£6 for members)
17 Eilidh Steel & Mark Neal. Scottish duo whose performances combine many of their own tunes and songs along with old traditional music on fiddle, guitar and vocals. With many influences from Argyll and the West Coast of Scotland. http://www.fiddleguitar.com/ Club singer: Colin Frame Entry £8 (£6 for members)
24 Session. Theme - the Weather. Sing a song, play a tune, tell us a story or listen and celebrate in style. Collection for the club..
1 ** SORRY - SOLD OUT ** Elsa Jean McTaggart Elsa will be performing well known and some original songs, tunes on guitar, fiddle and penny whistle. She will be accompanied by Gary Lister on piano and accordion. http://elsa-jean-mctaggart.com/ Club singer: Michael Back. Entry £8 (£6 for members). **The evening starts at 7:30 pm Doors open 7:15 pm**
8 Club Night. A chance to get together in small groups and do a “Spot” or join up for accompaniment or harmonizing! Or whatever you want it to be!!! Collection for the club.
15 Adam Ross Singer-songwriter Adam Ross is the prolific mastermind behind the music of Randolph's Leap. Hailing from the quiet sea-side town of Nairn in the north-east of Scotland, as a solo performer he builds intimate and engaging pop/folk songs using guitar, keyboards and subtle use of a loop pedal. www.randolphsleap.co.uk Club singer: Susan Kirkwood. Entry £8 (£6 for members)
22 Andy Whitehouse singer and guitarist. Andy shares "stories by weary pilgrims, drunken sailors, and battered optimists stumbling through relationships with mysterious saints, magical changelings and jaded lovers. His songs are characteristically set in times and places of change and uncertainty – tidal, liminal, darkening and yet patterned with warmth and hope." www.facebook.com/andywhitehousesolo Club singer: Isobel Watson. Entry £8 (£6 for members)
29 7 pm AGM followed by a Session at 8 pm. Sing a song, play a tune, tell us a story or listen and celebrate in style. Collection for the club..
5 Chris Clevely "At times we see artists who have crafted a unique place for themselves within the genre. Chris Cleverley has emerged as a songwriter, performer and character who defies comparison. His innovative brand of 21st Century Alt-folk is characterised as much by his challenging songwriting as his blistering fingerstyle guitar technique. Described as ‘Impressive’ by The Telegraph, Chris is fast gaining the accolade of being among the most masterful, inventive and unique players on the scene.
Continuing the legacy of heroes Nic Jones and John Martyn the essence of the folk revival abounds in his memorable songwriting and energetic traditional arrangements. See www.chriscleverley.com/ Club performer: Bernie Hewitt. Entry £8 (£6 for members
12 Luckenbooth Luckenbooth are a three piece band from Lanarkshire and have been playing together for around 20 years. They play a mix of folk, country and pop on a variety of instruments including guitar, fiddle, keyboard and whistles. They love to get audiences to sing along. Entry £8 (£6 for members)
19 Odette Mitchell - folk singer songwriter based in Hertfordshire who accompanies herself on the guitar and bouzouki. See www.odettemitchell.com Club Singer: Gifford Lind. Entry £8 (£6 for members))
26 Session. Sing a song, play a tune, tell us a story or listen and celebrate in style. Theme: duets. Collection for the club..
3 Ivan Drever Orcadian musician whose lyric song-writing, extensive traditional repertoire and virtuoso guitar playing have been part of the Scottish music scene for over 30 years. see www.ivandrever.co.uk. Club singer: Robin McLean. Entry £8 (£6 for members)
10 Peter and Barbara Snape The Snapes are two fine performers with a well-deserved national reputation for performing traditional British folk music.
With carefully researched material from their native North West of England, they will leave you in good spirits. Their selection of traditional songs with melodeon accompaniment is infectious and compels you to listen and take part. see http://www.thesnapes.org.uk/ Club Singer: Ena Robertson. Entry £8 (£6 for members)
17 Ella Munro Ella Munro is a young folk singer from the Isle of Skye, currently based in Glasgow. In 2017 she became a BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year finalist and has toured Scotland and beyond successfully since, however, with a passion for some of the most well-loved Scottish folk songs, she has discovered that folk clubs are where she would most like to sing. With a much-awaited debut EP on the way and sell out performances behind her, she is sure to have everyone singing along! See her on youtube Club singer: Alex Black. Entry £8 (£6 for members)
24 Tom Lewis. "It's not all about sea-shanties.... my stage presentation encompasses the tradition, my own songs (some of which I'd wager you'll have heard), songs stolen from other writers; all knitted together with engaging and informative chat. With enough choruses to keep audiences involved, about half of the show is unaccompanied; whilst the rest of the songs are underpinned with a bit of melodeon or ukulele accompaniment." Club singer: Jim Wardell. Entry £8 (£6 for members)
31 Session. Sing a song, play a tune, tell us a story or listen and celebrate in style.Theme: colours. Collection for the club..
7 Brack'n'File Guitarist Tony Mitchell, Shetland based bassist Rick Nickerson and singer Maureen Brack - The group performs traditional and contemporary songs and instrumentals. See https://www.facebook.com/BracknFile/ Club singer: Jeanie Gardiner Entry £8 (£6 for members)
14 Claude Bourbon - medieval & Spanish blues www.claudebourbon.org/ Club singer: Luci McLeman. Entry £8 (£6 for members)21
21 Ewan Macintyre Band . Puppeteer, musician and ex-lead singer songwriter of the award-winning Edinburgh collective Southern Tenant Folk Union. Ewan Macintyre has a rare ability to pen songs in a range of styles. Together with his band from Canada and Scotland, Ewan Macintyre weaves his own blend of folk pop traditions. see http://www.ewan-macintyre.org Club singer: Belle Hammond. Entry £8 (£6 for members)
28 Session. Sing a song, play a tune, tell us a story or listen and celebrate in style. Collection for the club. This sessions topic will be ISLES.
4 Jim Jack and John Graham John plays a number of instruments including Fiddle, Mandolin and Guitar while Jim is on Guitar. They both share the vocal duties.Their act evokes much of the spirit of the folk revival with ample opportunities to join in choruses and a fair smattering of humour. See https://www.facebook.com/folkandfiddle/ Club singer Alec Robertson. Entry £8 (£6 for members)1 1 John Ward Trio. Born from John’s experience of life in a tough and gritty East Anglian fishing port along with boat builder Les Woodley they together bring performances that are home-spun and from the heart. Add in harmonies from Scots girl, Lynne, who hails from Clydeside, and the sound is complete. With 3-part harmonies, John's songs and traditional repertoire, accompanied by guitar, double bass, mandolin, accordion, harmonica, whistles and bodhran, and relaxed banter and humour.
see http://www.johnward.org.uk/ Entry £8 (£6 for members)
1 1 John Ward Trio. Born from John’s experience of life in a tough and gritty East Anglian fishing port along with boat builder Les Woodley they together bring performances that are home-spun and from the heart. Add in harmonies from Scots girl, Lynne, who hails from Clydeside, and the sound is complete. With 3-part harmonies, John's songs and traditional repertoire, accompanied by guitar, double bass, mandolin, accordion, harmonica, whistles and bodhran, and relaxed banter and humour.
see http://www.johnward.org.uk/ Entry £8 (£6 for members)
18 Pernille and Stephen Quigg. The Scottish/Danish duo of Stephen and Pernille Quigg. Stephen Quigg is a well-established folksinger who has made a living playing music for over 40 years. The combination of the two voices in close harmony in songs whether traditional or contemporary interspersed with anecdotes and a touch of humour has received much praise from both audiences and organisers. A concert with The Quiggs is a chance to hear folksong in its original form - simple, yet highly expressive, beautiful harmonies and songs that seek the audience's participation. http://www.stephenquigg.com/ Club singer Michael Back. Entry £8 (£6 for members)
UNFORTUNATELY THE QUIGGS HAVE HAD TO CANCEL THIS EVENT - IT WILL BE A SESSION TYPE NIGHT WITH ANDREW GORDON COMING ALONG TO SING A FEW SONGS FOR US
25 Session. Sing a song, play a tune, tell us a story or listen and celebrate in style. Collection for the club.. Topic will be Decades
2 Caim Trio Heather Innes, Jacynth Hamill & Pauline Vallance, the three members of Caim harmony trio, may be separated by the Irish Sea but they are not divided musically. Pauline’s roots in Scotland, Jacynth’s in Northern Ireland and Heather’s in Zimbabwe, Scotland, Northern Ireland, England and Australia all contribute to Caim’s strong and varied traditional repertoire.see www.celticcaim.com Club singer Margaret Gillan. Entry £8 (£6 for members)
9 Corralach. Tony and George formed Corralach in 2011and have a particular interest in keeping the vocal tradition alive, especially with harmony singing. They love songs that tell stories and paint pictures and have been aptly described as, ‘Two old guys having fun’ . Corralach sing a wide range of songs drawn from the tradition of Scotland, Ireland and America with a few self-penned offerings for good measure. The songs are accompanied by 12 or 6 string guitar, bouzouki, mandolin and 5 string banjo, althougha number of songs are a capella.see www.corralach.co.uk/ Club singer Alex Black. Entry £8 (£6 for members)
16 Jenny Sturgeon Trio. Hailing from the north-east of Scotland, Jenny Sturgeon is a singer-songwriter and her passion for music lies in her interest in traditional folk song, combined with creating fresh, new compositions. Jenny’s inspiration comes from folklore, historical events and observations of society, and having trained as a biologist nature creeps in to all her work. Jenny will be playing with multi-instrumentalist Jonny Hardie (Old Blind Dogs) and Charlie McKerron (Capercaillie, Session A9). www.jennysturgeonmusic.com Jenny Sturgeon Trio video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKzgwGYI1Cs Club singer Robin McLean. Entry £8 (£6 for members)
23 Dan McKinnon Visiting from Canada, Dan is "a true troubadour - one man, one guitar, and one train ticket, and one of the nicest folks on the scene. His songs are intelligent and lyrical, his voice superb and his guitar accompaniments accomplished." http://www.jacey-bedford.com/danmckinnon.htm.Club singer Ena Robertson Entry £9 (£7 for members)
30 Session - Sing a song, play a tune, tell us a story or listen and celebrate in style. Collection for the club. Theme - Halloween.
6 Sunjay - BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award Nominee 2012, Sunjay’s style has that natural drift between folk and blues, visit http://www.sunjay.tv/ Club singer Susan Kirkwood Entry £8 (£6 for members)
13 Haggerdash - Haggerdash have been a prominent feature of Folk Music for nearly thirty years now. The current Haggerdash lineup is Alan Jones, Jack Bethel and Billy Stewart. Together they perform with an wide range of instruments including Hammered Dulcimer, Concertina, Bouzouki, Guitar, Fiddle,Whistles, Harmonicas, 5string Banjo and Bodhran. Alan and Billy provide vocals on songs which include many of their own compositions. Club singer Deirdre Watson Entry £8 (£6 for members)
20 Tim Edey - award winning guitarist, multi-instrumentalist and composer. He has toured the world and recorded with most of the major names in Celtic/Contemporary roots music. Club singer Rob Griffiths Entry £8 (£6 for members)
27 Session - Sing a song, play a tune, tell us a story or listen and celebrate in style. Collection for the club.
4 Kim Edgar - Kim is an Edinburgh based pianist and singer/songwriter with three solo albums. A member of pan-European folk band, Cara, Kim tours extensively within Europe, and - as a member of genre-hopping collective The Burns Unit - has performed at Cambridge Folk Festival, on Later...With Jools Holland, and for HRH The Queen, with bandmate Karine Polwart. Visit www.kimedgar.com and www.cara-music.com. Club singer Michael Back Entry £8 (£6 for members)