Once again, the Linlithgow Oxfam Group has put together a great evening's entertainment, with another selection of Scotland’s best folk performers supporting the Oxfam Folk Night, now a regular high point in Linlithgow's folk music calendar.

On Saturday 31st October, Linlithgow Academy Theatre will play host to the Traditional Music students of the  Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, led by two of their teachers, Phil Cunningham and Jenn Butterworth, both renowned musicians in their own right.

The Conservatoire has proved a wonderful influence on the development of young musicians, and is able to pick from the brightest talents in the country. Folk Night organiser Paul Streater comments that at the time the students' contribution was planned several months ago, the individual students had not even been offered places at the Conservatoire. Despite that, it is a safe bet they will be amazing! 

Scott Gardiner and Johnny Kemp will bring a very different style of music to the evening. Scott, originally from Angus, is a champion bothy ballad singer, with a huge range of other material, and a uniquely engaging style. He is accompanied by Anstruther-raised guitarist Johnny, whose musical background has encompassed a range of other styles, including rock and blues.

Tryst are firm West Lothian favourites. Liz Reid, Susan Thores and Heather Wilkinson offer close harmonies, and a wide range of songs, both serious and very funny.

As usual, the evening will be launched by Sangschule, West Lothian’s own traditional song group.

Very definitely an evening not to be missed!

Tickets (£10, £8 concessions) are available from Far From the Madding Crowd, 20 High Street, Linlithgow EH49 7AE (opposite Linlithgow Station).

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