Linlithgow Folk Festival 2014, 10 – 14th September
10 – 14 September, 2014
Another wonderful festival has been lined up for Linlithgow’s 16th Folk Festival, with great concerts, numerous sessions in the local pubs, Nora Devine Outdoor Stage at the Cross plus Workshops, Craft Fair – fun for music lovers, performers and all the family.
Friday 12th September
Headline Concert with Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham
Back by popular demand! Aly Bain is Scotland’s supreme traditional style fiddler. His playing is unique – driving, committed and pure – with vibrant, unmistakable tone that has earned him a following of ardent fans throughout the world. Teamed with Phil Cunningham – one of the most exciting and innovative accordion players of the times. Phil has taken this instrument from strength to strength, setting the standards by which many young players fix their sights today.
Supported by Carissa Bovill
A multi-instrumentalist and an honours graduate of the Royal Conservatoire of Music, Carissa is a highly talented singer and performer, who can entrance audiences with her impassioned compositions as well as her interpretation of traditional works.
Time: 8pm (Doors open 7.30pm)
Venue: Linlithgow Academy Theatre, EH49 6EH
Admission: £18 all seats unreserved. Licensed bar
BOX OFFICE: Burgh Halls Linlithgow tel: 01506 282720
Star and Garter Hotel, EH49 7AB
Friday 12 September
Welcome afternoon session hosted by LFFA and Friends.
Come along play, sing or just listen and enjoy!
Make the most of your weekend by visiting one of the
Black Bitch Tavern, EH49 7AZ:
Upstairs mixed session,
mixed session downstairs.
Linlithgow Bowling Club, EH49 7BH
Mixed session hosted by Jane
Donnelly and Friends.
Westport Hotel, EH49 7AZ:
Mixed session hosted by LFFA and
OTHER SESSIONS IN PUBS DISPLAYING THE FESTIVAL LOGO
Full list of session venues will be available at the Hub Masonic Hall throughout the week-end
Festival Hub@ the Masonic Hall
11am to 4.30pm. Masonic Hall, the Cross, EH49 7AH
Information, shop and refreshments. Drop in any time!
Saturday, 13 September
Music at The Cross on The Nora Devine Stage
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
We are delighted once more to welcome some
great talent from near and far on our outdoor
stage. Including Jim Byrne, Singer Songwriter from Glasgow. 4.p.m.
We start the day with ‘Happy Time’, an
hour of entertainment for children, with Pauline Vallance.
Songs and Music at the Canal
Music performances at the picturesque canal
basin. And with lovely tea and scones for sale in
Canal Centre, Manse Road, EH49 6AJ
Please pay stewards at the workshop venue!
All workshops held in Cross House EH49 7AL. Cost: £6
Not bookable in advance. Numbers may be limited, so arrive 20
minutes early to pay and be sure of your place!
Workshops are suitable for 16+ unless otherwise stated (under 16 need to be accompanied by an adult)
Nigel Gatherer’s popular mixed instrument workshop
is open to all. 11a/m/ – 1p.m.
Song with Jennifer Sterling – 2/15 – 4/15 p.m.
With Linlithgow Union Canal Society
Saturday 13 September
Cruise the Union Canal in a narrowboat with live
music from Cockleroy. Bring your own food for a
canal-side barbecue afterwards, prepared by our
good friends from LUCS.
6pm and 7pm. Canal Centre, Manse Road EH 49 6AJ
All tickets £6 in advance from Burgh Halls Linlithgow
Tel: 01506 282720 or at the Canal Centre on the night
Festival Bluegrass Bonanza
Saturday 13 September
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
Come and Sing – Songs of Work and Play
An informal and fun singing session
with Linlithgow’s Sangschule and the
Liltin Lasses and Lads from Dunblane.
All welcome to join in or listen.
11.30am – 1pm
Festival Hub, Masonic Hall
Afternoon and evening sessions in pubs
displaying the festival logo.
All welcome to join in or just listen.
The Sesh @ LYPP!
For young people who want to find out
about playing with others. Bring your own
instrument, or if you don’t have one, we can
provide a range of fun instruments to get you
started. Age 12 – 16 years.
12 noon – 4pm
Linlithgow Young People’s Project,
The Vennel, EH49 7EX
Sunday 14 September
Open Air Ceilidh
One of our most popular events for
families and passers-by!
If the weather is bad this event will be
held in the Masonic Hall.
2.30 – 4.30 pm
The Vennel, Town Centre
Bluegrass Gospel Session
Hosted by Dan Markey and friends
– with audience participation.
A great way to waken up to Festival Sunday,
come along and raise the roof!
11am – 12.30pm
Masonic Hall EH49 7AH
More free music from some of the best
performers around the area to entertain you.
If wet, this will be held in the Burgh Halls.
1 – 5pm
Songs and music at the
Come along to join in or listen. Hosts Newtongrange Folk Club. 2.30 – 4.30 p.m.
Tickets for canal cruises and concerts at the Box Office: 01506 282720.
Credit and debit cards accepted.
Please ring 01506 670229 for other enquiries.
(Photographs nos, 5,7,8, and 9 from 2013 by Cat Egerton and Martine Stead)
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