Festival Hub @ the Masonic Hall from 10.30am to 5.00pm
Information, shop and refreshments. Drop in any time!
||MUSIC AT THE CROSS ON THE NORA DEVINE STAGE
We are delighted once more to welcome some great talent from near and far on our Outdoor Stage.
We start the day with WEANS' WORLD - entertainment for and by children, featuring the Linlithgow Children's Community Choir and special guest
Venue: The Cross, Linlithgow
Time: from 10.30am to 5.00pm
||COME AND SING - CHORUS SONGS
An informal and fun singing session, with Linlithgow's Sangschule and the Liltin' Lassies from Dunblane. Words provided. All welcome to join in or just listen.
Venue: St Peter's Church, 153 High Street, Linlithgow, EH49 7EJ
Time: 11am to 12.30pm
||STEP WE CEILIDH - ON WE GO!
Ever wanted to go to a Ceilidh, but didn't know the dances? Experienced teacher, Seonaid Scott, will show you how in this easy-to follow workshop.
No experience necessary. Learn the dances today and put them into practice at the Outdoor Ceilidh tomorrow!
Venue: Masonic Hall, Linlithgow
Time: 11.30am to 1.30pm
Cost: Adults are £5 on the door. Children FREE
Afternoon sessions in pubs displaying the festival logo.
||SONGS AND MUSIC AT THE CANAL
Music performances at the picturesque canal basin, with lovely tea and scones for sale in the tearoom.
Venue: Canal Centre, Manse Road, Linlithgow, EH49 6AJ
Time: from 2.00 to 4.30pm
In the Kirk Hall, just behind Cross House, this is a festival favourite and well worth a visit. A wide range of quality local crafts for sale.
Venue: Cross House
Time: 10.30am– 4pm
Please pay stewards at the workshop venue – Cross House, the Cross 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.
(Under 16s must be accompanied by a responsible adult)
SONGWRITING WORKSHOP WITH ANDY SHANKS
Andy is an award-winning singer/songwriter from St Cyrus on the east coast of Scotland, who has been writing and performing for more than 30 years. Andy’s songs spring from the stories and characters he has met over the years and they sing of real people and places; of fishermen and scientists, the traditions we lose and the colour of life as it is today.
Venue: Adam Room, Cross House, Linlithgow
Cost: Admission £6
Sponsored by Songweavers (The West Lothian Songwriters’ Group)
|HEADLINE CONCERT WITH THE EMILY SMITH BAND
Multi award winning singer Emily Smith is a leading figure of the Scottish folk scene. Winner of ‘Scots Singer of the Year 2014’ she is recognised not only as a talented songwriter but also as one of the finest interpreters of traditional song in the UK. Her current tour sees Emily showcase songs from her highly acclaimed 2014 album ‘Echoes’. Unshakeably Scottish but with farther, wider horizons, Emily’s material sees time worn texts weave beautifully alongside contemporary covers, blurring the borders of old and new. ‘Echoes’ has been hailed as her finest album yet.
“Bursting with joy and talent” The Telegraph ****
Emily’s beautiful voice eases tired ears and lifts souls with its simple beauty. She also plays accordion and piano. Performing with long time musical partner Jamie McClennan on guitar, fiddle and backing vocals and with multi-instrumentalist Matheu Watson, this is a highly talented trio playing the best of contemporary Scottish folk music.
SUPPORT BY IAN WALKER (Accompanied by Jimmy Scott and Moe Walker) www.ianwalkeronline.com
Ian Walker is a popular and successful singer songwriter and an old favourite in Linlithgow. He has released seventeen albums and has two song books published. Songs like “Hawks and Eagles”, “Some Hae Meat” and “Roses in December” have carried into the folk song mainstream. His songs have been covered by artists worldwide and been sung before Nelson Mandela and Arun Ghandi.
His first solo album “Flying High”, with Fellside Records, Cumbria, won the Music Retailers Association Award in London in 1988 and his latest solo album “Singing the River” was nominated for the British Country Music Association Awards 2011 in London. He has sung and recorded with the Scottish/Irish band Setanta, with country Gospel singer Jimmy Scott and has recently rekindled his 25 year old singing partnership (on Greentrax Records) with internationally established singer songwriter Ian Bruce.
“One of Scotland’s most respected singer/songwriters.” The living tradition magazine
Venue: Linlithgow Academy Theatre, Braehead Road, EH49 7EN