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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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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Ralph McTell - Headline Concert on Saturday 8th September at Linlithgow Folk Festival

Ralph McTell - Headline Concert on Saturday 8th September at Linlithgow Folk Festival

Ralph has been on the road for more than 40 years and is probably best known for his 1974 release "Streets of London". A prolific and gifted songwriter and undoubtedly one of the biggest stars ever to appear at Linlithgow Folk Festival, Ralph was last here in 2005 and mesmerised us with his wonderfully varied repertoire of songs and guitar styles.

His latest album, "Somewhere Down the Road" is another superb selection. We are very excited and hugely delighted to be able to welcome him again.
See: www.ralphmctell.co.uk

Support by Barluath: This highly talented young band from The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (formerly RSAMD, Glasgow), played an impressive set on the Nora Devine (outdoor) stage at Linlithgow Folk Festival last year. They went on to win a Danny Kyle Award at January 2012 Celtic Connections, and have since toured in the USA. We just had to have them back.

The concert will be held on Saturday 8th September from 8.00 pm (doors open at 7.15 pm) at the Linlithgow Academy Theatre. Tickets cost £ 18.00 (all seats unreserved) and there will be a licensed bar.

BOX OFFICE: The Burgh Halls, Linlithgow - in person or by telephone on 01506 282720 - Credit and debit cards, no online booking

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Voluntary Sector Gateway (West Lothian) Volunteer Awards 2011

We are delighted to inform you that the Linlithgow Folk Festival Association won the award for the Community Arts Volunteers of the Year at the Voluntary Sector Gateway (West Lothian) Volunteer Awards 2011.

The event was held at the Hilcroft Hotel in Whitburn on Wednesday 23rd November to celebrate volunteering across West Lothian. The picture opposite shows a few members of our committee with the winning trophy.

We are delighted to have won - though realise we will now need to put on an even BETTER Linlithgow Folk Festival in 2012!

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