Falkirk acts to play Linlithgow Folk Festival


Falkirk School’s Trad Band – joined by members of the Falkirk Fiddle Workshop – are set to play the Nora Devine Stage on the afternoon of Saturday 17 September and later in the day the Tonkerers will start toe tapping at the Linlitgow Rose Social Club,

This year’s festival kicks off on Thursday, September 15 and will feature a number of events and musical activities on Friday and the weekend.

First held in 1999, the annual celebration of traditional music, dance and song in the Royal Burgh has now firmly established itself on the traditional music scene across

The Tonkerers will play at the Linlithgow Folk Festival this year

the UK and attracts visitors from all over.

Unfortunately the festival was canceled in 2020 due to COVID-19 – although online events did take place.

Last year a very successful mini festival took place in the garden of Burgh Halls.

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A Linlithgow Folk Festival spokesperson said: “This year’s event will build on that success and reintroduce concerts and sessions. Most sessions will take place

inside the Black Bitch Tavern and, weather permitting, outside in the impressive beer garden.

“The pub has always been the spiritual home of the festival and the organizers are delighted that once again Linlithgow’s most famous waterhole is at the center

step during this year’s proceedings.

“The festival kicks off on Thursday with a Stramash at the Black Bitch Tavern and sessions will be taking place there throughout the weekend. Friday will see a

welcome back to the city for The Sorries, fresh from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

“On Saturday there will be a performance by popular Falkirk band The Tonkerers who will play a wide range of music including their own energetic arrangements of folk

“The festival’s Nora Devine Stage allows artists to perform at the very heart of the festival. Traditionally held at the Cross on Saturdays and Sundays, the stage will take place in the Burgh Halls Garden in 2022.”

Visit the website for times, locations and more information about this year’s festival.

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