Bluegrass concert with the Whitetop Mountain Band
This six-piece band from Virginia last appeared at Linlithgow during the Bluegrass Day in 2008, when they were a huge hit with the audience. They have
gone on to even greater success since, and have a new CD out, “Island in the Sky”, and 3 previous albums to their credit, as well as various solos and duo recordings.
Tickets: £8 in advance from Linlithgow Burgh Halls, The Cross
Tel: 01506 282720. Or on the door. Licensed bar
Family Ceilidh with Steven Carcary Scottish Dance Band
in aid of Linlithgow Reed Band
The long-established Linlithgow Reed Band has been a consistent part of Linlithgow Folk Festival for several years, with regular appearances on the Nora Devine outdoor stage, as well as being an integral participant in The Marches and other historic local events.
Steven Carcary has been broadcasting since 1992, first as the Strathmore Sound, and for the last 10 years in his current band. He also teaches accordion and has a recording studio.
From: 7.30 – 11pm (doors open 7.15pm), Linlithgow Academy
Cash bar and light refreshments
Tickets £6 (under-12s free) from www.linlithgowreedband.org.ukor Tel: 01506 827204
Linlithgow Reed Band is a Registered Scottish Charity NoSCO37031
Musical Cruises with Linlithgow Union Canal Society
Always hugely popular, a cruise with live music from Cockleroy on The Union Canal.
Cruises at: 7pm & 8pm
From: Canal Centre, Manse Road.
All Tickets: £6.
Advance local sales at The Burgh Halls, The Cross, Linlithgow, Tel: 01506 282720 or buy at the Canal Centre on the night
(but advance booking strongly advised)
NOTE: There will be a BBQ facility. However, you must leave your food at the canal basin before embarking on the barge trip.
The Session Scene
All sessions from 8pm
Black Bitch Tavern - Instrumental session in upstairs room. Mixed session downstairs lounge with Rudeigin.
Linlithgow Bowling club – with Falkirk Folk Club, and Jane Donnelly & Friends.
West Port Hotel – Open session.
REST OF THE WEEKEND
- Informal Bluegrass Session - The Black Bitch upstairs on Saturday night from 8pm
Other Sessions Daytime and evenings in pubs displaying the Festival Logo. Full list of session venues will be available at the Hub @ Masonic
Hall thro’ the weekend. All sessions free entry.