Festival Hub @ the Masonic Hall from 10am to 5pm
Box office, information, shop and refreshments, coffees/teas.
Come and Sing - “HAPPY AND SAD”
With Sangschule and The Liltin’ Lassies!
From 11am - 12.30pm
In a year packed with commemorations and celebrations (Titanic centenary, Diamond Jubilee, Olympics, etc) sing anything happy or sad (OK, not TOO many sad ones!) All welcome to join in or just listen.
From 1.15 – 4.45pm
Karen Dietz, who is later to take the Song workshop is our first guest this afternoon. Once again, you can be certain of a fantastic array of talent, with a wide variety of styles. Click here for a list of those taking part.
Songs and Music at the Canal
From 2 – 4.30pm approx
Our friends at LUCS are again happy to allow us to make music at the Canal basin: well worth the trip uphill! www.lucs.org.uk. Click here for a list of those taking part.
Music at The Cross on The Nora Devine Stage
From 11.30am - 5pm
Another eclectic mix of “all kinds of everything” – never a dull moment! Again we celebrate the memory of Nora Devine, who, for many years, ran the Linlithgow Folk Club, and would surely have enjoyed all this great entertainment. Click here for a list of those taking part.
Please pay stewards at the workshop venue! Workshops held in locations shown. Not bookable in advance, just pay on the day from 20 minutes before workshop start time. All workshops (except children’s) cost £6. Suitable for age 16+, unless otherwise stated. Under-16s must be accompanied by a parent or other known responsible adult.
Slide Guitar with Kevin Patrick
Kevin will be no stranger to regular attenders of Linlithgow Folk events, having entranced us with that amazing swooping slide sound on resonator guitar. He’s also “no bad” on mandolin, and plays with the band, SKIRLIE, who recently delighted audiences at our Spring concert. Bring guitar (upright or lap), tuner if you have one, and slide or steel (metal or glass). From 10.30am - 12 noon at Queen Margaret Hall, Blackness Road
with Catherine Howley. Catherine took a very successful beginners’ workshop last year: you will surely want to follow it up by learning some more tunes and techniques. Not for complete beginners, bring a D whistle. From 12.30 – 2pm at the Queen Margaret Hall, Blackness Road
Song with Karen Dietz
Karen is originally from Massachusetts, but resident in Scotland for some time now. She has extensive experience, both sides of the Atlantic, as a performer, teacher and musical director, and has worked with many community choirs including Edinburgh’s Loud and Proud, and Wildfire women’s choir. She also works with local groups in her home town of Dunbar.
From 2 – 4pm. Cross House, The Adam Room
A wide range of quality local crafts. Solve all your Christmas shopping problems – one-stop shopping! From 10.30am to 4pm at the Cross House. Free
Headline Concert with Ralph McTell
Ralph has been on the road for more than 40 years and is probably best known for his 1974 release “Streets of London”.
A prolific and gifted songwriter and undoubtedly one of the biggest stars ever to appear at Linlithgow Folk Festival, Ralph was last here in 2005 and mesmerised us with his wonderfully varied repertoire of songs and guitar styles. His latest album, “Somewhere Down the Road” is another superb
selection. We are very excited and hugely delighted to be able to welcome him again.
Support by Barluath
This highly talented young band from The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (formerly RSAMD, Glasgow) played an impressive set on the Nora Devine (outdoor) stage at Linlithgow Folk Festival last year. They went on to win a Danny Kyle Award at January 2012 Celtic Connections, and have since toured in the USA. We just had to have them back. www.barluath.com
From 8pm (Doors open at 7.15pm) at the Linlithgow Academy Theatre
Tickets: £18. All seats unreserved. Licensed bar
BOX OFFICE: The Burgh Halls, Linlithgow - in person or telephone 01506 282720
Credit and debit cards, no online booking
Family and Children’s events
Photographs will be taken at these events and may be used for publicity purposes. If you do not wish your child to be photographed
please let us know.
Children’s Morning Workshop with Ewan Mcvicar
Ma Grannie Caught A Flea!
Have fun learning and singing cheeky Scots kids’ songs together. Suitable for Primary School age children. More songs at Ewan’s fantastic website:
Cross House, 10.30am – 12 noon
Tickets - £3 per child, adults free
Available at Cross House on the day: please arrive 20 minutes before start to purchase
Adult must accompany child.
Children’s and Family Concert with Scotch Broth
Scotch Broth comes to Linlithgow Festival for the first time, bringing an entertaining mixture of Scottish family songs. Come and join one of the best singalongs in Scotland! Scotch Broth is funny and engaging and gets everyone joining in. Dennis Alexander presents this happy journey through all the favourites. A great show that can be enjoyed by the whole family!
From 3pm. Queen Margaret Hall, Blackness Road.
Admission £4 per child. Bring one adult free!
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Box Office: Linlithgow Burgh Halls, The Cross: Tel: 01506 282720 Or at Queen Margaret Hall on day (from 20 minutes before start)
Saturday 8 September
Festival Hub @ the Masonic Hall from 10am to 5pm