Festival Dates August 2020

Hello and welcome to the Falkland Traditional Music Festival website.

Falkland Traditional Music Festival would like to announce that we are taking a year out in 2019 but will be back in August 2020 for another weekend of great singing and music for everyone. We wish everyone a fantastic year and look forward to seeing you again in Falkland soon 🙂

**Update on the temporary move of our Bothy Ballad competition**

Falkland Bothy Ballad competition 2019 – at Stonehaven!
The Falkland Festival organisers wish to express their warmest thanks to Stonehaven Festival for their assistance in accommodating the Falkland Bothy Ballad competition as part of their own very successful festival in 2019.
This years winners were:
1. Geordie Murison
2. Shona Donaldson & Hector Riddell
3. Ellie Beaton
Congratulations to everyone who took part and best of luck to Geordie and all the other winners in the Champion of Champions in Elgin next year.
For a full report of the event, visit our news page here.

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

Join us also on Facebook for latest news:
www.facebook.com/FalklandTradFest

Also, view our YouTube Playlist!

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6 thoughts on “Festival Dates August 2020

    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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