Club News e-mails

Instead of quarterly newsletters, Club members now receive a monthly e-mail with Club news  and info on folk events locally.  From January the e-mails will be loaded onto this page.

CLUB NEWS (December) 

As we approach the festive season, I would just like to remind people that there is no Balerno folk night this December.  However here is a reminder about the Club Burns Night in 2018.

Burns Night – Tuesday 30 January 2018

This is one of our most popular nights with a high demand for seats.  Once again we are lucky to have Ken McDonald hosting it.  Tickets for members only (£7 each) are available from John Stirling on 0131 449 3456 or by e-mail on


The following events might, however, be of interest.

Celtic Connections – Glasgow

The opening concert for the 25th Anniversary of this festival will be in Glasgow’s Royal Concert Hall on 18 January and will feature a medley from Ian McCalman’s epic stage presentation – “Far Far from Ypres”.  There will be some familiar faces in the line up including Carole and Alan Prior and members of “Ragged Glory” and Sangsters.

Edinburgh Folk Club

The Pleasance Cabaret Bar, Edinburgh 

  • Wednesday 20 December – Guest:  Alastair McDonald

Of additional interest is the fact that Carole & Alan Prior are providing support.

  • Wednesday 10 January – Guests:  Rallion


Almond Valley Folk Club

The Railway Inn, Main St, West Calder (back room) at 8pm sharp 

  • Tuesday 19th December – Christmas party and session night – free but please bring some nibbles to share
  • Tuesday 16th January 2018 – Session night – theme “Silly Songs” – £2 non-members, £1 members

Nitten Folk Club

The Dean Tavern, Newtongrange

  • Thursday 4 January  – Guest:  Ian Bruce

Finally I would just like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very happy Christmas and a wonderful new year!


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