Festival 2021 - 8th to 12th of September 2021 - Friendly Folk in Linlithgow!

  • Ceilidh at the Vennel

    Family friendly ceilidh at the Vennel

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  • Tribute to the late great Matt McGinn

    The Sugary Cake and Candy Man with the ladies.

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  • Bluegrass Events

    On route to the famous Bluegrass Gospel Session

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  • Linlithgow Twinning

    Friends from Guyancourt are part of the Festival family

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  • Sessions

    We hold sessions at the historic Black Bitch Tavern

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  • Musical Cruise

    Festival go-ers gently sailing along the Canal - with Cockleroy providing the entertainment!

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There Was A Soldier ...

Several stalwarts of the Linlithgow Folk Festival Association have performed with There Was A Solider since its first performance in 2014.  There Was a Soldier... is a compelling tribute to the people of Edinburgh, the Lothians and beyond, during WWI, and to Bangour (Edinburgh's War Hospital).  Told through music, poetry, slides and humour, it tells the story of young men who enlisted with great enthusiasm to defend their country.  Includes stories of McCrae's Battalion and Dr Elsie Inglis' Scottish War Hospitals overseas.

Its final public performance will be held on Friday 5th October 2018 at Linlithgow Academy.



  • Venue:  Linlithgow Academy Theatre, Braehead Road EH49 6HF
  • Time:    7.00pm
  • Cost:    £12 (full) / £10 (concession)
  • Tickets are available from Far from the Madding Crowd, 20 High Street Linlithgow EH49 7AE and Dechmont Shop, Dechmont.  Tickets can be booked online at www.linlithgowfolk.yapsody.com

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