Folk club unveils sparkling line-up

Paul McKenna
Paul McKenna
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Fresh from their success in being named Club of the Year, Falkirk Folk Club has unveiled a sparkling array of talent in the programme that will take us from dark winter nights into spring.

The club’s triumph in the MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards has clearly inspired them as they bring some of the UK’s top folk performers to their Thursday evenings in the Tolbooth Tavern, Falkirk.

Their guest nights begin in style tonight with the incredible young talent Paul McKenna, who was named Scots Singer of the Year at the same award ceremony in Fort William in December.

With his band, which features fellow award winner, Mike Vass (who won the Composer of the Year title), Paul has performed extensively throughout Europe, the USA and Canada.

The band were also nominees at last years awards and are one of Celtic Connections Festival headliners this year.

Organiser Stuart Miller said: “Tonight is a rare opportunity to see Paul live in a intimate solo gig at Falkirk Folk Club’s historic and atmospheric venue at The Tolbooth Tavern.”

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And coming soon are entertainers of an equally high calibre, with Brendan Hendry & Jonny Toman, Maurice Dickson, Jack Harris and Ian Bruce & Ian Walker also on the guest list.

However, the Folk Club is not just a place to sit back and be entertained - in addition to the guest artists there are also regular session nights, workshops, floor spots and open stage giving many opportunities for local musicians to perform and join in.

Next Thursday, February 14, the club is holding a session night and there was one contender on a theme, so romantic troubadours will be in their element with songs of love, relationships and romance.

The sessions are free and all are welcome.

To find out more, visit the club’s website at