Festival 2022 - 15th to 18th of September 2022 - 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 regular music sessions in Linlithgow

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  • Musical Cruise

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

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Update from the LFFA AGM

The latest AGM of Linlithgow Folk Festival Association took place via Zoom on Tuesday 22nd March 2022, and a link to my Report for the past year is attached. I was able to find positive features from our attempts to operate in an environment hindered by ever-changing Pandemic regulations and natural reluctance from many to be involved in public activities.

Despite that we were able to present a wonderful outdoor festival at a new venue for us – The Burgh Halls – as well as a brilliant concert by The Sorries, several sessions, and a thorough revue of our Constitution.

My Report also stressed that LFFA has been fortunate to be served by a small number of extremely hard-working and talented office bearers who deserve much more assistance.

However, the fact that only 3 people joined us for the AGM, and no nominations were received for Co-option was very demoralising.

This scenario makes organisation of future events very problematic. We will have to re-assess what kind of Festival might be possible, and how many events can be staffed by such a small number of volunteers.

I would love to hear from any individuals who can assist us by:

  • Offering to be co-opted on to the LFFA Management Committee
  • Joining a list of Volunteers willing to be approached for one-off events requiring stewards, ticket sellers, etc
  • Becoming our Minutes Secretary with a single responsibility, i.e. attending and recording the minutes of 12 monthly meetings

Without such help the Association might be on shaky ground.

Neil Macdonald
Chair, LFFA

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