Saturday, October 29, 2011

Folk Festival this weekend, Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland

Mouth Music Lennox Family Folk Festival Dunfermline Fife Scotland

DUNFERMLINE Folk weekend kicks off tomorrow (Friday) and will celebrate the town's musical history.

Big names, including Dunfermline's Barbara Dickson (pictured) along with Archie Fisher, will be performing with friends at the Saturday Gala Concert in the Glen Pavilion on Saturday.

Both will be singing and reflecting on their experiences of folk music in Dunfermline and beyond.

The concert will also feature performances by Pete Shepheard and Tommy Bonnar, Jack Beck who was a co-founder of the Dunfermline Howff with John Watt, Clutha from Glasgow who performed at the Howff, Adam MacNaughton who has been part of the Glasgow Folksong scene since the 1960s, and the Lennox Family, a young harmony group from Banff who will be performing the songs of Jimmy McBeath, a traditional singer from Portsoy who performed at the Dunfermline Howff in the 1960s.

After the concert there is an open stage with songs and tunes from Riley Briggs and Kirsten Adamson and others into the night.

The Folk Weekend opens tomorrow with a Celebration Family Ceilidh with the Dollarfield Ceilidh Band on Friday night.

On Saturday afternoon The Glen Pavilion hosts an open stage which has attracted some extraordinarily fine musicians - Oakfield, Clydebuilt, Watt Nicol, Lennox Family, Jack Beck, Big River, Weekend Singers, Robin Campbell, Albanach Guitar Duo.

Families can also enjoy a Halloween songs and games with The Linties for a scarily enjoyable experience!

On Sunday the celebrations continue with a chance for musicians and listeners to spend an afternoon making and appreciating folk music in the Thistle Tavern, Bardridgeburn.

The weekend finishes with a concert in the Thistle Tavern with Alistair MacDonald.

All details and online tickets can be found at Tickets will be available at the Glen Pavilion on Saturday.



7.30pm: Celebration Ceilidh Dance with The Dollarfield Ceilidh Band and The Travelling People.

Glen Pavillion. Adult £10; child £5.


10am: Exhibition - Remembering the Dunfermline Howff - an exhibition of photos from the Howff taken from John Watt's collection, along with a painting specially created for the event by award-winning local artist Ian Moir plus Greentrax stall.

Glen Pavilion. Entrance free.

12pm: Lunchtime Session in Glen Pavilion. All singers and musicians welcome to fill the Glen Pavilion with music. Bar and lunch available.

Entry free.

2pm: Open Stage with Oakfield, Clydebuilt, Watt Nicol, Lennox Family, Jack Beck, Big River, Weekend Singers - Dave and Anne Reekie, Robin Campbell formerly of the Lomond Folk.

Entry free.

2pm: Family Halloween Event with the Linties. Fancy dress optional.

Glen Pavilion Dining Room. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets: £5 adult with child free.Early evening food available in Glen Pavilion.

7pm: Gala Concert in Glen Pavilion. Barbara Dickson and Archie Fisher go back to their roots, along with Tommy Bonnar, Pete Shepheard, Clutha, Jack Beck, Adam MacNaughton and The Lennox Family from Portsoy.

Tickets: £20 including entrance to late night open stage.

After the concert - open stage in the Glen Suite. Songs and Tunes into the night. Bar shuts 12pm.

SUNDAY 30th October

12.30pm: Lunchtime and afternoon session in Thistle Tavern. Bar lunches available.

Entry free.

7pm: Folk Club Night with Alistair MacDonald.

Thistle Tavern, Baldridgeburn £10.

For further information:; Facebook 'Dunfermline Howff' or 'Dunfermline Folk Club'; phone Jeanie Gardiner 01383 725872, or Gifford Lind on 01383 729673.

Tickets available from Carnegie Hall box office on 602302 or online at

Unst Boat Song by Lennox Family, Folk Festival Dunfermline Fife Scotland

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