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1. Please let us know if there are any Guest Artists you would like to see at the club and we will give them our consideration.

2. We will be aiming to start our Guest Artist nights at 8pm prompt so would be much obliged if you could be seated prior to that.

 

18th September 2017

Yet another grand night from one of the finest young female voices to come out of the Royal Conservatoir in recent years. Ella Munro treated us to some wonderful renditions of some great old Scottish folk songs. She was very ably supported by Catriona Hawksworth with some excellent arrangements on key-boards.
The floor spot, Kathie Costello had the audience in stitches with her "Weather Song".

Catriona and Ella.

 

Kathie.

 

 

11th September 2017

An incredible and very informative performance from Louise Jordan.Touring the country at the moment with her one woman show "No petticoats here" relating the amazing stories of some of the unsung heroines of the first world war, Louise used guitar, keyboard, drum and laptop to provide some atmospheric backing to her beautiful voice and expertly crafted songs.
Host, Harry Wilson also contributed some WW1 songs in his floor spot.

 

 

 

28th August 2017

Top performance last night from Stephen and Pernille Quigg. Great variety of songs very professionally delivered including a song in Danish . Even the flaming lantern didn't put them off their stride!! 
Lovely floor spot from birthday girl Sheila Russell and hubby Ken.

Stephen and Pernille.

 

Sheila and Ken.

 

 

21st August 2017

Duelin’ banjos at Stirling folk club and one of the best sing-a-long nights for a long time. Graham Carter had the audience in fine voice with a fantastic selection of songs from all over Britain and Ron McPherson led the way with his usual top class floor spot. Even had a couple of visitors all the way from Perth, Australia who enjoyed their first visit to a Scottish folk club.

Graham.

 

Ronnie.

 

 

14th August 2017

The night got off to a great start then just kept getting better. We started off with the amazing singing and Shruti Box playing of Russian lass, Daria Kulesh. Our guest artists Kip Winter and Dave Wilson followed on combining Dave’s amazing song writing talents with some excellent vocal harmonies and musicianship. Their on stage banter also went down well with the audience. 
We also had an additional floor spot after the interval from Mhairi Phillipson (Luckenbooth folk band) who delighted us with two of her own songs.

Kip and Dave.

 

Daria.

 

Mhairi.

 

 

7th August 2017

Just another session night turned out to be a special night with a surprise visit of a dozen Catalan tourists. Not only did they thoroughly enjoy themselves listening our regular musicians, they also treated us to a couple of their own songs and did a special dance for us as well.

 

 

31st July 2017

Tremendous start to the evening last night with a half hour slot from Fèis Fhoirt Ceilidh Trail. A great bunch of very talented young musicians. The rest of the evening was spent in the delightful company of Highland Line – Rob Griffith (Vocals and Guitar) and Carol Nelson (fiddle and mime!!). Some excellent material including a monologue from Rob and his version of Sam the Skull with Carol doing the actions had the audience in stitches.

Fèis Fhoirt Ceilidh Trail.

 

Carol and Rob

 

The crocodile from Sam the Skul!!

 

24th July 2017

A very entertaining night last night with Oakum Row. Some excellent interpretations of traditional songs, along with some awful jokes from Adam McCulloch, kept the audience on their toes.
Ian Doran did his usual top drawer floor spot combining 60's & 70's songs along with one of his own.

 

Oakum Row. Gavin, Adam, Rebecca and Shaun.

 

Ian.

 

17th July 2017

A decent turnout last night for Steve Kritzer. He captivated the audience with some of his own well written material and a variety of covers ranging from Cole Porter to Jefferson Airplane!! Pure Malt provided an excellent floor spot and have secured themselves a guest artist slot sometime next year. We also had an extra floor spot from Dunfermline Folk Club stalwart Gifford Lind who is a personal friend of Steve's.

Steve

 

Pure Malt. Stuart and Gordon

 

Gifford

 

10th July 2017

A great night with a bit of a twist last night. The wonderful musicianship of Fiona Lander,playing a host of different instruments including keyboard, whistle, clarinet, sax and recorder!! Combined well with the excellent guitar and ukulele playing of Paul Mason. Floor spot, Kathie Costello provided some grand sing a long songs.

Fiona and Paul.

 

Kathie.

 

 

3rd July 2017

Another very enjoyable session last night with some excellent local talent on display. Also had a visit from a lovely young lady from North Carolina!!

 

 

19th June 2017

A glorious return to the club last night by Tarneybackle delighting the audience with some great music from an array of instruments and fine voices. Host, Harry Wilson provided the floor spot proving he is a better musician than Tony McKeon is a photographer!!

Sandy, John and Lorna.

 

Harry.

 

19th June 2017

Treated to some fabulous music written, sung and played by Stuart Forester. His mountain dulcimer playing added a beautiful rich tone to some of his self penned songs. He was expertly supported with the excellent fiddle playing and backing vocals from Jonny Hardie. Yet another great floor spot from Steve Cook got the night off to a great start.

Jonny and Stuart.

 

Stevie.

 

12th June 2017

Another grand night of fine music and fun from the lovely Briege Murphy and the usual high standard floor spot from Tony McKeown. Unfortunately another poor turn out!!

Briege.

 

Tony.

 

22nd May 2017

Fantastic night with Miriam Erasmus, a beautiful lady all the way from South Africa with an amazing voice and a wicked sense of humour. Some well crafted self penned songs combined a variety of sing along covers and traditional songs went down well with the audience. Just a pity there were so few people there to enjoy it! 
An excellent floor spot was provided by three lovely local ladies. Thank you Sarah, Terry and Laura.

Miriam

 

Laura , Terry and Sarah.

 

 

15th May 2017

A very good turn-out for a fabulous night with the superb musical talents and wit of Jez Lowe. The audience also enjoyed an excellent floor spot from John Graham and James Jack who will be returning next year as guest artists.

Jez Lowe

 

John Graham & James Jack

 

 

8th May 2017

Fantastic night with The John Hinshelwood Band. Three excellent musicians who so obviously thoroughly enjoy doing what they do. Thanks also to Ian Ludbrook for another high standard floor spot.

Ed McGlone, John Hinshelwood and Tim Black.

 

Ian Ludbrook.

 

1st May 2017

Another fine session last night. Thanks to all who participated. Glad our American visitors enjoyed themselves. Had such a good time I forgot to take photos!!

 

24th April 2017

Fabulous night spent in the company of story teller, singer, song writer and guitarist Allan Taylor. Such a talented man and a real nice guy as well. Also good to see so many young people getting involved in traditional music with the Tolbooth Trad Band providing a very good floor spot. Nice to see a good turn out.

Allan Taylor

 

The Tolbooth Trad Band.

 

As a result of our open mic/charity night we had the pleasure of presenting a cheque for £220 to the M.S. Therapy Centre. Our chairperson Catriona Fleming presented the cheque to Derek Malcolm, founder of the centre. Many thanks again to all those who took part.

 

 

17th April 2017

Some amazing talent on display at the open mic/charity night and we raised a decent amount for the MS therapy centre as well. Many thanks to all who performed.

 

10th April 2017

Yet another top night at Stirling folk club. The incredible song writing talent of Tom Clelland shone through. From songs about Clydesdale horses through first world war tales then on to the ghost with the squeaky wheel!! Wendy Weatherby provided some lovely accompaniment on cello to some of Tom's songs. The usual high standard floor spot from Stevie Cook got the night of to a great start.

Tom and Wendy

Stevie

 

 

3rd April 2017

Yet another very enjoyable session night. Nice to welcome a couple of new faces who made a fine contribution to the proceedings.

 

27th March 2017

A really good night with Willy Thomson doing some 1st class self penned material along with some popular covers. Also a very well received debut floor spot from Rona Thomson and Stan Quirk.

Willy Tomson.

 

Rona and Stan.

 

 

20th March 2017

Excellent performance from two superb musicians in Eddie Seaman and Luc McNally. Some cracking tune sets on pipes and whistles from Eddie and some amazing singing and guitar work from Luc. Thanks also to Ron McPherson for a fine floor spot.

Eddie and Luc.

 

Ron.

 

 

27th February 2017

Another grand night with a first time visit of Andrew Gordon. Some new arrangements to some old songs and some well crafted songs of his own. Engagedwell with the audience and kept us singing along.
Glenbervie, Neil Clark and Kathryn Grainger provided an instrumental floor spot with a varied choice of tunes and an excellent combination of small pipes, clarinet, whistles and guitar.

Andrew

 

Neil and Kathryn

 

20th February 2017

Superb night with the very talented Dave Gibb. Showcased his excellent guitar playing and song writing skills. From a beautiful ballad to celebrate his 40th wedding anniversary to a song about staggering home from the pub, to quote the man himself "from the sublime to the ridiculous". Another song about the witch of Sanquhar contained the line about "Eddie Reader on speed", still can't get that image out of my head.
The floor spot by Laura, Terry and Roger had the audience singing along with some well known songs as a well as a self penned song from Roger. Some lovely harmonies guys.

Dave.

 

Laura, Terry and Roger.

 

 

 

13th Februay 2017

Fantastic start to our 2017 guest artist nights. Really good turn out to see Sangsters who were at their brilliant best and were very well supported by Jim McGuire all the way from Perth, Australia. 

Anne, John and Fiona with some beautiful harmonies.

 

Jim McGuire went down so well we will have him back as a guest artist!!

 

 

 

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