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 Twinning Association

As part of a drive to attract new people to the enjoyment of Twinning, a Social Evening will be held on Saturday 11 October 2014 from 7.30pm in Linlithgow Bowling Club, Philip Avenue (the Bowling Club is just up behind the West Port Hotel and Fire Station).

The evening is intended to be relaxed and informative for prospective new twinners by giving them a chance to talk to those who have already experienced Twinning exchange visits.  The hope is to have a little entertainment quiz and to be able to serve freshly made crêpes, along with a glass of wine.  There will also be a little folk singing to round off the evening.

The evening is open to anyone who wishes to come along.  The Twinning association will be presenting a Burns Supper in Guyancourt on January 31st next year, and that could be an ideal occasion to have a first taste of Twinning for anyone who hasn't been involved before.

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Linlithgow Oxfam Folk Night 2014

Linlithgow Oxfam Folk Night – Saturday 1st November 2014

Linlithgow Oxfam Group's Folk Night, now a high point in Linlithgow's folk music calendar, is back again, as part of Celebrate Linlithgow.

On Saturday 1st  November, Linlithgow Academy Theatre will play host to another selection of Scotland’s best performers.

Mick West and Frank McLaughlin are two of our country's most renowned performers. Mick has a catalogue of highly acclaimed recordings to his name, and a huge repertoire. With one of Scotland’s most distinctive voices, his rich, warm and expressive singing is complimented on guitar by the highly creative skills of Frank McLaughlin. The duo have years of shared enthusiasm for their music, guaranteeing a superb performance.

Gill Bowman, based in Edinburgh, was warmly  received when she last appeared in Linlithgow a number of years ago. She is a highly entertaining performer with a strong commitment both to her native music and to her own diverse and perceptive songs.  She is widely regarded as one of Scotland's finest interpreters of Scottish traditional song, particularly the songs of Robert Burns.

Ewan McVicar has lived in many countries, and this is reflected in his amazing range of songs and stories.  Now based in Linlithgow, he still works in schools across Scotland, ensuring that generations of school children appreciate the wealth of songs available to them, helping them understand their social and cultural history, and encouraging them to write and record their own songs.

As usual, the evening will be launched by Sangschule, West Lothian’s own traditional song group.

Very definitely an evening not to be missed!

Tickets (£10, £8 concessions) are available from the Celebrate Linlithgow box office at:
Far From the Madding Crowd, 20 High Street, Linlithgow EH49 7AE (opposite Linlithgow Station).

Venue details: Linlithgow Academy Theatre, Braehead Rd, Linlithgow, West Lothian EH49 6EH

Event times: 7.30 – 10.30 p.m. (doors open 7 p.m.)

Alternatively, contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or for further information, phone Paul or Susan on 01506 843592

 

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What a Festival!

The 16th Linlithgow Folk Festival has now come to an end.  But what a great five days we've had!

Over the coming few days, we'll get a selection of photo's uploaded to share with you.

Linlithgow Folk Festival Association

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The 16th Linlithgow Folk Festival Programme


The 16th Linlithgow Folk Festival promises to be the best yet!

To view the programme, click on the link below or visit the Festival 2014 section of our website.

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

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Festival Bluegrass Bonanza

Dapper McDans


With the ‘Dapper McDans’, the American roots have found their way back across the Atlantic to Scotland.

They can be found in the pubs, festivals and sheds of the Central Belt of Scotland, playing a laid-back acoustic mixture of bluegrass, old time and traditional Celtic music.






North Atlantic Duo


Cheyenne Brown (harp) and Dave Currie (dobro/guitar/vocals) are 2/3s of the North Atlantic Trio. They combine Scottish, Irish, old-time Appalachian and bluegrass music with their own original compositions in a unique music mix. The trio recently released their debut album, “Some Part of Something”, which has been critically acclaimed as a “particularly tasty transatlantic crossover” (Songlines), and “a flawless coming together of cross-genre, mixed influence, multicultural music… sublimely melodic and intensely gorgeous” (Folkwords).

Time: 7.30pm - 10.30pm
Venue: Queen Margaret Hall, Blackness Road, EH49 7JA
Admission: £10

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