Festival Hub @ the Masonic Hall from 11am to 4.30pm
Information, shop and refreshments. Drop in any time!
Come and Sing - Songs for the Seasons
Informal singing hosted by West Lothian’s Sangschule and the Liltin’ Lassies from Dunblane. All welcome to join in or just listen. Bring your favourite songs to fit the “Songs for the Seasons” theme.
From: 11am - 12.30pm
Afternoon and evening sessions in pubs displaying the festival logo. All welcome to join in or just listen.
A new venture for young people who want to find out about playing with others. Bring your own instrument, or if you don’t have one, we can provide a range of fun instruments to get you started.
For age 12 – 16 years.
From: 1pm - 3pm
Venue: Burgh Halls, The Cross, EH49 7AH
Songs and Music at the Canal
Our friends at LUCS are again happy to allow us to make music at the canal basin. Well worth the trip uphill!
Lovely tea and scones for sale in the tearoom! Click here for a list of those taking part.
From: 2pm - 4.30pm
Venue: Canal Centre, Manse Road, EH49 6AJ
Music at The Cross on The Nora Devine Stage
All kinds of everything - never a dull moment around the Cross. We are delighted once more to welcome acts from near and far on our outdoor stage, celebrating the memory of the founder of Linlithgow Folk Club. Click here for a list of those taking part.
From: 11.30am -5pm
Venue: The Cross, Linlithgow
Please pay stewards at the workshop venue! All workshops held in Cross House EH49 7AL. Not bookable in advance. Numbers may be limited, so arrive 20 minutes early to pay and be sure of your place! Workshops are suitable for 16+ unless otherwise stated.
Mixed Instrument with the Outside Track
Bring your own instrument and seize this great opportunity to take part in an informal morning learning how to play session tunes with some of these fantastic musicians from our headline concert.
This is a chance to play your instrument with others in a session – type atmosphere, and will get you in the mood for joining in one of the many sessions over the weekend! Improvers welcome.
From: 11am - 1pm
Guitar with Cillian O’Dalaigh
Cillian’s guitar workshops revolve around giving guitar players the skills and intuition to accompany almost any piece of music they are faced with. With particular focus on the strumming patterns and rhythms that help enunciate the pulses of the different tune types, to lots of tips, tricks and general chord progressions and structures that can be adapted throughout the all the keys, Cillian aims to give even the most basic of guitar players the skills
and confidence to accompany anything they desire!!!
From: 2pm - 4pm
Introduction to Irish Song: The Vocal Tradition
Dublin singer Aoife Scott gives an introductory workshop on the tradition of Irish song and singing. Songs of Emigration, Laments, Love and Lost Love, and Sean-Nós (“old-style”) will be demonstrated. Students will have the opportunity to sing some examples of the Irish tradition, and will be encouraged to sing in Gaelic (to be learned phonetically), as well as English. Songs will be unaccompanied, as in the Irish tradition. This is a workshop that will be fun as well as informative.
From: 2 - 4pm
An unmissable opportunity to sample a wide range of quality local crafts. One-stop shopping!
From: 10.30am to 4pm
Headline Concert with The Outside Track
A stunning synthesis of virtuoso and vitality, The Outside Track’s marriage of Canadian, Scottish and Irish music, dance and song has been rapturously received around the world. Hailing from Scotland, Ireland, Cape Breton and Vancouver, its five members are united by a love of traditional music and a commitment to creating new music on its foundation. Their blend of boundless energy, and unmistakable joie de vivre has won them a large following and they have headlined festivals all over the globe.
We are hugely delighted to welcome this young and extremely energetic band to Linlithgow. Join us for a night not to be missed!
Support by Jim Byrne
An experienced and entertaining live performer, Jim has played at many folk, blues and guitar festivals and in addition to his own shows has supported artists such as Benny Gallagher (of Gallagher and Lyle), Blues performers Hans Theessink, Whizz Jones and Celtic Rock Band, the Electrics. As a songwriter he has written with the Jazz singer Carol Kidd and pop singer Marti Pellow and collaborated with award winning film composer Malcolm Lindsay.
Jim’s performances on our outdoor stage have always been very well received and we are delighted to bring him indoors tonight! See: www.songsbyjimbyrne.com
Venue: Linlithgow Academy Theatre, Braehead Road, EH49 6EH
Admission: £15 adults (£10 under 21s and students). All seats unreserved.
BOX OFFICE: Burgh Halls Linlithgow. Tel: 01506 282720
BUY ONLINE: http://www.linlithgowplus.org.uk/offer-details.php?id=23 (via LinlithgowPlus)
Other 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 under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult at all events.
A wean magnet!
Returning to Planet Linlithgow from the moon, the incredible Mr Boom will enthrall children and adults alike with his amusing and entertaining style of singing and storytelling. Not to be missed!
Lowport Centre, Blackness Road, EH49 7HZ
Saturday 14 September from 2.30pm – 3.30 pm
Admission - £5 per child, accompanying adult free. Family ticket £10.
Look out for the McFroggies from Linlithgow’s twin town of Guyancourt, near Paris!
Twinning is open to anyone living in Linlithgow and surrounding areas and individuals, couples and families are welcome to participate. All that is required is an interest in France and the French way of life. The ability to speak a little French can be useful but is not essential as most French twinners speak some English. The Association is run by a small committee elected annually.