Festival 2021 - 8th 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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LFFA Annual General Meeting

Our AGM was held on Monday 8th February. Due to the current covid19 restrictions, we couldn't meet at our spiritual home of the Black Bitch Tavern. This AGM saw us embrace ZOOM with reports from office holders presented and approved, feedback given on the year past and the discussion of possibilities for the year ahead.

The evening saw stalwart member Clare step down from the committee. We thank Clare for her commitment over many many years. The 2020/2021 committee comprises: Christine, Jonathan, Murdie, Neil, Rab, Robert, Steph and Susan.  We would very much like to add new faces to our committee and so if you wish to know more about us, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We hope to bring you some sort of festival in September (even an online one) and we'll keep you updated over the coming months.

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Matt McGinn night on Facebook

Due to the ongoing covid19 restrictions, there will be no Matt McGinn extravaganza at Linlithgow Academy this year.

However, fear not!  We will be organising an online version on SATURDAY MARCH 6TH.

Further details to follow.

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Merry Christmas from the LFFA

The members of Linlithgow Folk Festival Association wish you all a Merry Christmas.  We are all looking forward to the day when we can return to enjoying monthly sessions in the Black Bitch Tavern!  Let's hope that we can safely do so at some point in the coming year.

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Support Linlithgow Burgh Piper Ross at the MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards


Earlier this year, Linlithgow Burgh Piper Ross Miller launched his debut album 'The Roke' - and its on the long list for ‘Album of the Year’ at the MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards.

Please support Ross by voting for the album as one of your favourites using the following link:  https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/tradawards2020. You have until Sunday 15th November to cast your vote!

Ross Miller The Roke

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Linlithgow Folk Festival 2020 Cancelled


The safety of festival attendees, artists and volunteers is our top priority. With the world in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic and living in uncertain times, we have made the decision to cancel the 2020 Linlithgow Folk Festival.

Over the coming period, we will continue to hold 'virtual' sessions on our facebook page - please drop in and enjoy the next one on Sunday 17th May.

We look forward to reuniting everyone on our return next year - with the 2021 festival being held between Wednesday 8th and Saturday 12th September 2021.

In the meantime, we wish everyone and their loved ones the very best of health.

The Linlithgow Folk Festival Association Team

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