Partick Folk Club

Photo: Mick West, musician.Come along and enjoy high quality entertainment down in Partick. Mick West along with his partner, Irene, and a wee gang of local music enthusiasts, including Gavin and Claire Livingston, put on a great show in the relaxed atmosphere of St Peter’s Hall, Chancellor Street, Partick

Last Friday of every month


£8, Concession £6

Bring Your Own Bottle – sit back and relax, partake of some excellent home soup during the break and you could even win a great prize in the raffle.

Music includes: traditional, folk, acoustic, americana and blues.


Robb Johnson

Friday 26th April

“Britain’s finest songwriter since Richard Thompson”

Robb will be promoting his new album “Bring Down the Moon”!

Doors 7:30pm BYOB! £8/£6.

Previous Acts

 Double Bill: The Linzi Murphy Trio at Partick Folk Club and the best in Old time Americana from New Redwing

Friday, March 29, 2013

 Partick Folk Club – St Peter’s Church Hall, Chancellor St, Partick

Doors 7.30
Home made soup!!

Linzi Murphy on Reverbnation


Friday 26th October, 2012

Guitarist and piper Frank McLaughlin with Gillian MacDonald and Euan and Lewis McLaughlin

Frank is best known in Glasgow for his work with the Mick West Band. He also tours regularly with North East Fiddler Stewart Hardy.

On Friday evening Frank will be performing with his partner, Black Isle singer Gillian MacDonald.

Frank and Gillian performed throughout Europe and Canada for many years together before settling down to have children. In 1998 they released their CD Out of the Wood and they have both appeared on the highly respected Songs of Robert Burns collection.

Their sons Euan and Lewis McLaughlin are now talented musicians in their own right and are currently attending the City of Edinburgh Music School. They will be joining Gillian and Frank on Friday on Fiddles, keyboard and percussion for what promises to be an entertaining evening.

Photo: alastair robertson. Alasdair Robertson

Friday 31st August, 2012

Alasdair is a veteran of the Scottish music scene, known both for his song-writing and performing skills.

Partick Folk Club. St Peter’s Hall. Chancellor Street Partick.


Aaron and Nathon Jones

Partick Folk Club – Friday 29th June 2012

Aaron is well know for his work with Old Blind Dogs and as winner of Scottish Trad instrumentalist of the year but twin Nathon is also a very fine musician on Dobro,Guitar and Banjo. they will be presenting a programme of songs and tunes from the Scottish, Irish and American traditions.

St Peters’s Hall. Chancellor St Partick Glasgow G11 5PS. Doors open .7.30pm. BYOB! entry£8 or &poind;6 unwaged


Partick Folk Club

Friday 30th March

Ian Bruce and Ian Walker performing as a duo

Host Gavin Livingstone

Photo: speirs family. Speirs Family from Aberdeen

24th February 2012

Scottish Traditional Songs and Ballads

Tom, Maggie & Emma Spiers sing a variety of folk songs, mainly but not exclusively, traditional material from the north east of Scotland. Their presentation ranges in style from a cappella, to arrangements accompanied by Tom on Fiddle or Tenor Guitar.

Friday 28th October, 2011

‘A nicht wi the lads’ a three hander round robin gig

with Bill Adair, Adam McCulloch and Jim Shearer taking song each in rotation.

Partick Folk Club,

St Peter’s Hall, Chancellor Street, Partick


BYOB!!!FREE Hame made soup!

£8, Concession £6

Photo: muldoons picnic. Friday 30th September 2011

This month’s guests are: Muldoons’ Picnic – A’cappella group

Sing mostly their own arrangements of traditional unaccompanied harmony from around the world, though also “dabble in styles from the sublime to the ridiculous”.

The group have a particular interest in the American shapenote or Sacred Harp tradition.

“If you haven’t come across this wonderful group before, prepare to be amazed” Four Fools Folk Festival

“They can come and picnic on my lawn any time they like!” Gibb Todd, Celtic Connections



Photo: paul mckenna band. Partick Folk Club

Friday 25th February 2011

The Paul McKenna Band

£8 / £6

8.00 p.m.

St Peter’s Church Hall, Chancellor Street, Partick





A braw nicht – review of Burns Night

Partick Folk Club Gallery

Photo: mick west by dave trott. Photo: gavin livingstone.

Photo: mick west at partick folk club.Photo: irene west by dave trott.

Photo: adam mcnaughtan and finlay allison. Photo: frank and gordon.

Photo: partick folk club. Photo: john malcolm.

Photo: paul mckenna band. Photo: hallowe'en.

Photo: moonshiners. Photo: Bill Adair by Dave Trott.

Photo: Peter Nardini.Photo: Partick Folk Club by Dave Trott.

Another great night at Partick Folk Club

People particularly enjoyed the playing of Sean McGee – senior and junior and The Moonshiners, once more welcomed back with open arms.

Photo: sean and sean mcgee.Photo: young sean mcgee.

Photo: bohdran player.

Photo: jim rab jimmy phil Gemma.

A brilliant Burns Night at Partick Folk Club

Young students from RSAMD displayed their talents to great effect. Fergus Muirhouse gave a rousing rendition of Tam O’Shanter and Irene West delivered the haggis to Colin Greive’s piping.

Another real treat was seeing Peter and Gavin Livingstone play together and everyone joined in Peter’s wonderful song: The Mission Hall

Mick West reminded everyone of the sad death of the wonderful songwriter Alistair Hulett and glasses were raised in his memory.

A braw nicht! – review of Burns Night

Photo: colin piping in the haggis. Photo: peter and gavin livingstone.

Photo: mick and ainsley.Photo: fergus muirhead.

Partick Folk Club


Hello, Mick. My name is Ben Miller. I am a player of Scottish smallpipes and Border pipes, based in Edinburgh. I am arranging a Spring tour, along with Cape Breton fiddle player/step-dancer/Gaelic Singer, Anita MacDonald (The Goin's On), and Scottish multi-instrumentalist, Ciaràn Ryan (Dallahan, Larsa, Adam Holmes and the Embers). We are planning on being in Scotland for the last two weeks of April. I was wondering if you would check us out, and consider adding us to your Spring programme. You'll friend my Electronic Press Kit and Anita's webpage linked below. Thank you for your time, and we are looking forward to hearing from you soon! All the Best, Ben

Ben Miller | Sun Aug 31 2014

Hi I'm looking to find out how to get a gig at the club. I played as half of Greenmantle in the 70's and have recently produced a solo CD which I play with a couple of my friends. I've played The Star Club, the Glad Cafe, Oran Mor and featured on Sunny Govan Radio as well as having a few turns on Celtic Radio. I'm playing Stirling Folk club at the beginning of June and Milngavie in September and would be pleased to get the opportunity to play Partick if that were possible. You can hear examples of my songs on my website. Thanks for your time. Best Jack

jack law | Sat May 10 2014

Hello- I am an American singer songwriter who has recently moved to London. I am building a tour throughout the UK. I am Booked at Denholm Folk Club, Irving Folk Club and Edinburgh Folk Club October 14,15,28, 2015. I would love to come this summer if you have an opening or in October 2015 or any time in between. I am hopeful that you will view my website at the link below and consider me for a booking. Thank you, Steve Dan Mills

Steve Dan Mills | Mon Apr 14 2014

Hello Mick! I'm a singer of old time cowboy ballads and a fiddle and mandolin player from the U.S. I also work at playing Celtic-style fiddle. I'm planning a tour of Scotland for most of Oct. Margaret Bennett has rigged me up with a festival in Crieff and I'm putting together other concerts and possibly be doing something at the Royal Scottish Conservatoire as well. Can you imagine, an old time cowboy there? I'd enjoy meeting you and the folks and would love to do a concert at the hall ,or a least sing some songs for folks. Ken Burns has used my music in four of his documentaries, and I've been featured on Garrison Keillor's" A Prairie Home Companion". Hope you'll take a look at my website and give me a shout if you're interested. Sincere best, Skip

Skip Gorman | Tue Jul 02 2013

Hi there, My name is Lorna-Jane Gracie and I am part of a Glasgow based duo called '50 Shades of Blue'. We are working hard on promoting our music and securing gigs. We would love a chance to play at your folk club. We can either do a support slot or a full performance. Let me tell you some more about us. I sing and write our songs and my partner Mark plays, cajon, bodhran , spoons, washboard, kettle drum and basically anything else he can get rhythm out of. We have only been together as a musical act for a few months, but already we have had a lot of success . As well as playing in bars around the central belt and small gigs at folk festivals, I recently won the songwriting contest at Glenfarg Folk Feast and also at Girvan Folk festival, we came runner up at Girvan open stage. We recently supported Lady Maisery at the Star Folk club in Glasgow and Sean Gray and Kristan Harvey at A'the airts in Sanquahar. Our music is quite varied in styles and we can change our set to suit the audience. We do like to keep things upbeat and enjoy songs that allow the audience to join in. We enjoy playing our own music, but also enjoy covering well known folk songs. I will send you a link to our Facebook page- here there are videos of some of our latest performances . If you do not feel you can offer us anything just now, please keep us in mind for the future or maybe you would be kind enough to pass our details on to others who may wish to have a listen. Thank you for your time 50 shades of Blue

lorna jane gracie | Wed May 15 2013

Mickyour club nights look fantastic lm from gourock i would love to come to your open stage if you coud let me know when it l write my own songs and really need to play em live

anderson | Thu Feb 14 2013

Hello there, I'm enquiring about getting a night at the folk club for our band Larsa. We are an Edinburgh based band, with a 4-piece line up of guitar/song, fiddle/tenor banjo, Scottish smallpipes/border pipes and bodhran. We play a mixture of arranged traditional and contemporary tunes and songs from Ireland, Scotland, Cape Breton and beyond. Unfortunately we only have a demo available of the duo form of the band, at the facebook page but there are some lesser quality videos on youtube of the full band playing recently if you search you tube for 'Larsa Edinburgh'. We have been described by The Scotsman as "Strikingly accomplished...from exquisitely modulated vocals to ultra-delicate bodhran brushstrokes...excellent songs and taut, fiery instrumentals...Larsa are lads to watch." Let me know if you might be interested, Cheers Jack & Larsa

Jack Badcock | Sun Oct 28 2012

Hi Mick, My name is Bob Leslie, and I should like to be considered for a gig at your club. I am an experienced singer-songwriter of some 40-years standing - until recently, mainly with electric bands of various types. Having re-constituted myself as a solo acoustic act, I have recorded 2 self-penned CDs, with top session players: In a Different World and Fat Cat. As a solo singer-songwriter, I have already done a number of very well-received support gigs at my local folk club, the Star, Glasgow - and I'm back supporting the Tannahill Weavers there on May 31st. I also have headline gigs booked at Dunfermline Folk Club, Glenfarg Folk Club, and The Wee Folk Club at the Royal Oak in Edinburgh, as well as appearances at the Dunfermline Folk Festival and the Prestwick Festival. The music is - VERY broadly - Americana in style, incorporating roots country, blues, and ragtime influences. I try to lighten up proceedings by including a fair number of songs which have been described as "amusing" by people deficient in drink, and "hysterical" by those more amply supplied. Commercial-standard live videos (recorded at The Star Club, Glasgow), high-definition colour photographs, reviews, and a press release are available on my website - . I can supply high-quality glossy A2 sized photo-posters to help publicise gigs. If you wish, I can send a copy of my latest CD, Fat Cat, featuring backing from, amongst others, Jim Keilt - lead guitarist for John Otway and also "Tommy - the Musical" in London's West End, and Fraser Speirs - harmonica player for Paolo Nutini, Tam White, Rab Noakes and many more. Ian Cleland, of the Star Club, may also be contacted for a professional reference - . Hoping to hear from you soon, Bob

Bob Leslie | Fri May 11 2012

Hi I am just enquiring about Muran playing a gig at the folk club? You will find all the info on the band at there you will be able to view our sound cloud which is a rough radio recording of the band hence performance sound of the band is of a much higher standard. To summarise, we are a trio of Irish and Scottish music brought together from studying at the same university, Currently we are booked in for headlining the saturday night of "the house folk music festival 2012" in Kinlochard, who quote: "MURAN Are currently one of the top young traditional music acts in Scotland, a three piece line up that will blow you away with guitar, fiddle and concertina. Scottish and Irish music played at a racing tempo that will get your feet tapping all night!" We are looking to branch out to other venues and wondered if you would be interested? Hope to hear from you Muran.. ..

Muran | Wed Feb 08 2012

I'm now living in Glasgow ~4 months/year and would love to get on the folk club email list and also to find out your current and future calendar. Please add me to your email list and/or tell me where to find up-to-date calendars. Cheers!

Sally Greenberg | Sat Dec 17 2011

Hi Mick, I'm singer Heather Innes & you can check me out at Over the years (don't ask how many!) I've sung solo, in duo "Caim" (still do) & in a duo with Ciaran Dorris. Ciaran is following his own singer/songwriter star these days & I have asked some great musicians to work with me in a 4 piece band. They are Hugh Rice & Jim MacDougall of Tighnamara and Billy Robertson. We are a very strong band vocally with 3 vocalists and also in the lineup are guitars, mandolin, mouthie, whistle & bodhrans. We have a variety of music from trad & contemporary folk to blues & beyond. Please would you consider us for a booking at Partick folk club? We all live in the Glasgow/Stirling area so don't have far to travel to you. Thanks Heather

Heather Innes | Fri Sep 02 2011

The first Bute International Guitar Festival (the Big F)takes place on 16-18th September 2011. Check out The festival is part of the Scotland's Islands programme. Awra best

Richard Snape | Thu Aug 11 2011

Hello Mick We are a two-piece (sometimes more) band based in Inverness hoping to extend our gigging beyond local venues. Lots of info can be found on our Reverbnation page: where you'll see that in the last few months we've managed to rake up a nice bunch of support slots for some great artists. We do a wide range of music including folk, acoustic, blues, Americana and even a little bit of country. Many of our songs are self-penned though we do throw in a few covers from time to time. We would love to come and play at Partick Folk Club. Let us know if we can give you any more details. Thanks for now Best regards Ally & Donald Red Hook Rapids

Ally MacLeod | Fri Jul 01 2011

Hello, I would like to promote Phil Drane as a potential guest at your club. Phil will be touring Scotland in the future, so it would be good to add Partick FC to his gig list. Please check out Phil's website where you can listen to samples of Phil's music, read his bio and see an uptodate gig listing. Please email me if you have any interest in discussing a booking. Kind regards Glennis

Glennis Drane | Tue May 31 2011

Hello, I can't find your 2011 calendar. Who is performing the last Friday night of April, 2011? I'm looking for a venue to bring 29 Canadians and Americans to hear some trad. or contemporary folk music. Cheers, Nadine

nadine | Tue Mar 01 2011

Hi, I'd like to know how I can get a ticket for Sarah McQuaid's gig in September. If you could let me know I'd appreciate it. Thanks

Steven McCann | Thu Jul 22 2010

Hello from Colorado, USA! We are 20 veteran touring folkies here in the states, and we are making a return visit to Scotland in April/May 2011. We perform on multiple instruments, have won songwriting awards in Ireland, and have a national championship, 9 recordings and other credentials (that even my Mother doesn?t want to know about) to prove our musical value. However? The real scoop is this: we are fun, put on a great show, highest quality musicianship, easy to work with, and?. We LOVE SCOTLAND!! So? could you advise me on how to be considered for a performance slot? We have some studio type video clips, and audio clips on our website or we are on YouTube and Facebook if you prefer those avenues. I also have loads of hard copy press packages that are nearly extinct in this cyber booking biz, but I?m happy to send them if you request it! We would very much appreciate an opportunity to share our western US music with your audiences! Thanks very much for your time and consideration!! All the best, Kim McKee

Kim McKee | Tue Jul 20 2010

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