Festival 2019 - 11th to 15th of September 2019 - 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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The Outside Track - Saturday 10 September 2016


An event not to be missed! – the hotly anticipated return to Linlithgow of the multi award-winning celtic music band THE OUTSIDE TRACK!

The band’s marriage of celtic music, song and dance has been rapturously received around the world. Hailing from Scotland, Ireland and Cape Breton in Canada, its five members are united by a love of traditional music and a commitment to creating new music with this as a foundation.

They blend fiddle, accordion, harp, guitar, whistle, step-dance and vocals with breathtaking vitality. Their blend of boundless energy and unmistakeable joie de vivre has won them a large following around the globe.

Live Ireland radio station called them, ‘among the top bands in the world – stunning on every cut.’ They were a huge hit at our 2013 Festival and we are delighted to have them back again.

SUPPORT BY KATEE KROSS - www.KateeKross.com

19 year old Katee Kross from Bishopbriggs has been making music since she was 11 and first appeared at Linlithgow Folk Festival on the outdoor Nora Devine Stage at the Cross. She has already worked with some of the biggest names on the Scottish scene, such as Barbara Dickson, Karine Polwart and Dougie MacLean. She has appeared at Celtic Connections and other major festivals, as well as making her TV debut on Scottish Television’s Riverside Show. Katee is a prolific and very talented songwriter and her debut CD, ‘Beautiful Dreamer’ – launched in early April – is already onto its first reprint. The CD features many of Katee’s own compositions, which she is currently performing on a busy gig schedule throughout Scotland.

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The Daddy Naggins on Friday 9 September


The Daddy Naggins are a Glasgow-based bluegrass band that play rip roaring bluegrass and folk classics , as well as modern pop and rock songs. Formed in 2010 by Darren Young and Garry McFadden, on guitar and banjo respectively, the band also feature Hazel Finlay on bass fiddle and Laura-Beth Salter on mandolin, with occasional guest appearances from some of Glasgow’s finest traditional and bluegrass musicians.

The Daddy Naggins play music in an upbeat and enthusiastic manner and always try to get the audience’s feet tapping! They have played all over the UK and can usually be seen on a weekly basis around Scotland’s central belt. Please check them out and tell your friends the bluegrass train is coming to town!

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Pedal for Scotland through Linlithgow


You may be aware that the Pedal for Scotland cycle event - from Glasgow to Edinburgh - is also being held on Sunday 11th September.

For the latest information on partial and full road closures in Linlithgow area, please visit the Pedal for Scotland website at:  http://pedalforscotland.org/road-closures-2/

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