We were all so sorry to hear of the loss of one of our most devoted festival supporters, the lovely Jane Donnelly - our very own "Lady Jane". A wonderful musician and ace person, who will be sorely missed at our and other festivals.

Jane loved coming through to make music in Linlithgow and all her friends in the town were very dear to her. We were, in turn, devoted and indebted to her. Every year, when she came through to stay at my house during the Folk Festival, she would joke that she was coming through to her "country residence".

A few years ago, while researching her family tree, Jane was over the moon to discover that one of her forebears came from Linlithgow and was a Burgess of the burgh, no less. From them on, she was always very proud of her historic link with the town.

Jane's funeral will take place on Friday October 21st at Dalnottar crematorium in Clydebank and Linlithgow Folk Festival Association will be well represented.

RIP, Lady Jane. We will never forget you.

Murdoch Kennedy
Chair, Linlithgow Folk Festival Association