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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Linlithgow Oxfam Group Folk Night

We are happy to advertise the Linlithgow Oxfam Group annual Folk Night – one of the major ways in which the group collects money for the crucial work of Oxfam across the world.

On Saturday 27th October, Linlithgow Academy Theatre will play host to several of Scotland’s favourite performers.

  • Back by popular request, Sangsters’ unique style of close-harmony music, combined with Fiona’s special brand of song introduction, makes them longstanding favourites of west Lothian audiences, and they really don’t get over the river from Fife often enough!
  • Linties are great favourites of Linlithgow audiences, and their performances at Linlithgow Folk Festival’s Matt McGinn Nights are only one aspect of their musical talent and versatility.
  • Cockleroy (Neil Macdonald and Bob Proudfoot) are two of West Lothian’s hardest-working and most versatile performers, with a huge repertoire of tunes and songs, many of which they have written themselves. They can regularly be seen playing at Linlithgow Farmers’ Market, and are looking forward to performing in the warm!

Support will be provided by:

  • Sangschule, West Lothian’s own traditional song group with a membership drawn from across the district and beyond.

There will be a licensed bar, Oxfam and Fairtrade stalls.

Starts 7.30 pm (doors open 7.00 pm).

Tickets: £10 (Conc. £8) (unreserved seating) available from ‘Celebrate Linlithgow’ box office at:

  • ‘Far From Madding Crowd’ Bookshop, 50 High Street Linlithgow West Lothian EH49 7AE (opposite Linlithgow Station) or contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Linlithgow Folk Festival Association AGM

The Annual General Meeting of the Linlithgow Folk Festival Association will be held on Monday 12th November from 8pm in the upstairs lounge of the Black Bitch Tavern, Linlithgow.  Although the meeting is open to all, only members of the Association will be able to vote.

If you intend attending the AGM, please let us know by contacting our Secretary.  This will help us gauge numbers.

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Linlithgow App - Now Available

Pride and Passion Linlithgow have launched a new Apple and Android app.

The Linlithgow Heritage Trail, local shops, businesses, services, local organisations and the current Events Diary can all be found on it.  You can find it in the Apple App Store and in Google Play (for Android) - simply search for Linlithgow.

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The 14th Linlithgow Folk Festival Programme

The 14th Linlithgow Folk Festival promises to be the best yet!

To view the programme, click on the links below or visit the Festival 2012 section of our website.

  -  the programme in PDF format, click here
  -  the programme in text file format, click here
  -  listing of free events during the festival, click here

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MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards 2011

Linlithgow Folk Festival was one of four nominees for the Event of the Year award at the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards. Friends of the festival were kind enough to nominate us, and then vote for us.

The prestigious showcase event was held on Saturday 3rd December in Perth Concert Hall.

Unfortunately we didnt come home with the award. Well done to Orkney Folk Festival who came out on top. However, we are very happy that we were even considered for this award - and roll on next year!

The MG ALBA TRAD AWARDS ceremony will be shown on BBC ALBA at 10pm on Monday 5th December and repeated on Friday 9th December at 9pm (a 90 minute programme).

The full list of winners is here: http://www.scottishcultureonline.com/mgalbascotstradmusicawardswinners/

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