Festival 2021 - 9th to 12th of September 2021 - Friendly Folk in Linlithgow!

  • Ceilidh at the Vennel

    Family friendly ceilidh at the Vennel

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  • Tribute to the late great Matt McGinn

    The Sugary Cake and Candy Man with the ladies.

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  • Bluegrass Events

    On route to the famous Bluegrass Gospel Session

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  • Linlithgow Twinning

    Friends from Guyancourt are part of the Festival family

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  • Sessions

    We hold sessions at the historic Black Bitch Tavern

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  • Musical Cruise

    Festival go-ers gently sailing along the Canal - with Cockleroy providing the entertainment!

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Folk Festival


Over the last few months, the Linlithgow Folk Festival organisers have continued to plan events for this years 'mini folk festival'.  The festival will be held between Thursday 9th and Sunday 12th September.  An overview of events planned include:

  • Thursday 9th from 8.00pm - an online concert featuring items from the Twinning Associations of Linlithgow and our twin town Guyancourt in France

  • Friday 10th from 8.00pm - an online concert by Ross Miller, the official Town Piper.  A finalist in the 2019 BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year and a Danny Kyle Award Winner at Celtic Connections Ross has also won the World Pipe Band Championships and an array of Solo Piping prizes in his career so far.  His debut album 'The Roke' is out now!

  • Saturday 11th from 12 noon to 1.00pm - 'Weans World' featuring Cockleroy will entertain children (adults can sing along too!) in the Rose Garden

  • Saturday 11th from 1.00m to 5.00pm - an afternoon of live folk and traditional music at the Burgh Halls Cafe

  • Sunday 12th from 1.00pm to 5.00pm - again at the Burgh Halls Cafe, an afternoon of live folk and traditional music


Should covid19 restrictions allow, it is hoped that some music sessions will also be held in local pub beer gardens.


Yours aye - Murdie Kennedy
Festival Director, Linlithgow Folk Festival Association

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