Festival Dates 10-12 August 2018

Hello and welcome to the Falkland Traditional Music Festival website.

We are delighted to announce our guest list for this year! In no particular order, we have The Gary Sutherland Band, Kevin & Ellen Mitchell, Allan Taylor, Margaret Bennett, Hamish Moore, Marie Fielding, Dave Husband and Forgaitherin. For more details on our guests, please click here. For our festival programme, please click here.

After much thought and discussion, we have decided to move our festival weekend from the end of June and so this years traditional music festival will take place on the 10-12 August 2018. We will still have the same great line-up of guests and events and very much hope that you will be able to come with us. It is hoped that this will spread the events out in Falkland more evenly throughout the year, therefore benefitting the village, and will also reduce our chances of clashing with other similar music weekends and festivals. We wish you all the best for the first half of 2018 and look forward to seeing you in August!

To find out what happened last year, photos and videos of our 2017 festival are posted in the Photostream to the right of the page. Check to see if you see yourself!

More info on our festival

Falkland Traditional Music Festival is a small and intimate festival set in the heart of Fife. It aims to promote and encourage Scottish traditional music and song through workshops, competitions, sessions and concerts. The workshops allow singers and musicians to develop skills, while competitions help with confidence and improving playing and performance. Our weekend opens with a ceilidh on Friday night to raise the roof and get the festival off to a swinging (or flinging) start. Come and join us!

We trust that you’ll find all the information you need about our music festival right here and via the menu links above, from guests and competitions to where to stay during your visit.

Please see our Programme page for details of our programme of events. A PDF copy of our leaflet can be found here.

Foundry Bar Band (Photo ©Sean Purser)

The Festival Office is where you can get tickets and competition entry forms, as well as any other information that you should need for the festival.

Throughout the weekend, our guests perform at the concerts as well as taking workshops, and adjudicating competitions so there is plenty of chances to see them over the three days. Singing and instrumental sessions run throughout the weekend and we welcome all musicians and singers to come along and play a tune or sing a song. Either join an existing session or start your own!

Singing Session in The Bruce Inn (Photo ©Sean Purser)
Singing Session in The Bruce Inn (Photo ©Sean Purser)

Join us for a great weekend of traditional music and song set in historic Falkland in the heart of the ancient Kingdom of Fife.

Ceilidh Dances, Workshops, Concerts, Talks, Competitions & Sessions

Here’s a short video from our 2017 festival. We are hugely grateful to Duncan McNab, who filmed and edited it:

The Events take place at the following venues

Falkland Comunity Hall

  • Festival Office
  • Ceilidh Dance
  • Instrumental Competitions
  • Instrumental Workshops
  • Traditional Concert / Farewell Concert

Falkland Parish Church

  • Talk

Old Town Hall

  • Singing Competitions

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Also, view our YouTube Playlist!


6 thoughts on “Festival Dates 10-12 August 2018

    1. Hi Marta, The Bruce Inn and The Stag will be hosting the main festival sessions this year. Both will have sessions from 9pm Friday and Saturday evening (once meals have finished) and also during the day on Saturday and Sunday as well. The Stag is open again and happy to have sessions there over the weekend which is great news for us! If the weather is good, there is space for sessions in the beer garden and courtyard of The Bruce too. We will have a dedicated singing session in Falkland Community Library on Saturday and Sunday afternoon so plenty of places to join in 🙂


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