Programme

Festival Programme 2018

Our programme is ready!

See below for details, or download the PDF version: 2018 Programme.

We look forward to seeing you in August. (Please note our new festival dates. This year we will be 10-12 August. Our format will remain the same, only the month has changed.)

N.B. If you’d like to buy tickets in advance to guarantee a place then you will be able to use our tickets form to contact us and we’ll reply with details of how to pay for tickets.

Friday 10th August

Ceilidh Dance with The Gary Sutherland Band and festival guests (8.00pm – 11.30pm)

Falkland Community Hall, £10 (£8), children under 16 free    Raffle, BYOB, Tea & Coffee

Our festival always opens with a ceilidh dance on the Friday night in the Community Hall and our band this year will be The Gary Sutherland Band. Dust off your dancing shoes and come along for some great music.

The Ceilidh Dance will also feature solo spots from our festival guests; Kevin & Ellen Mitchell, Allan Taylor and Hamish Moore. Now that is going to be a real traditional ceilidh!

Friday Night Ceilidh Dance (Photo ©Sean Purser)
Friday Night Ceilidh Dance (Photo ©Sean Purser)
Evening Sessions (From 9pm)

The Bruce Inn, free entry, donations welcome

The Stag Inn, free entry, donations welcome

Saturday 11th August – Falkland Day of Music

Accordion Workshop with Gary Sutherland (10.30am – 12 noon)

Falkland Community Hall, £5

An excellent opportunity to learn from a fantastic accordion player. The workshop is open to players of all abilities.

In Conversation with Margaret Bennett (10.30am – 12 noon)

Falkland Parish Church, £5

Jimmy Hutchison will introduce Margaret Bennett who will be talking on ‘Voices from the Factory Floors o Fife’. Expect some great songs and stories from one of Scotlands’ finest singers and folklorists.

Instrumental Sessions (From 12.30pm onwards)

The Bruce Inn (front bar and beer garden), free entry, donations welcome

The Stag Inn, free entry, donations welcome

Singing Competitions (2pm – 5pm)

Old Town Hall, Competitors £3Spectators free

Instrumental Competitions (2pm – 5pm)

Falkland Community Hall, Competitors £3 per solo, £3 per person per Instrumental Pair and Ceilidh Band

Competitions for Fiddle, Accordion, Instrumental Pairs and Ceilidh Band. (For categories and rules, see Competitions)

N.B. Entries can only be made on Saturday morning at the Festival Office up to 30 minutes before the indicated starting time so please arrive in plenty time to register.

Competition winners will be invited to take part in the Saturday evening concert, a great chance to perform your winning song or tune in front of an appreciative audience.

Singing Session (2pm-5pm)

Falkland Community Library, free entry, donations welcome

Traditional Concert (7pm – 9.30pm)

Falkland Community Hall, £10 (£8), children under 16 free    Raffle, BYOB, Tea & Coffee

The Saturday evening concert will feature our Festival guests; Marie Fielding (fiddle), Kevin & Ellen Mitchell (song), Hamish Moore (small pipes), Margaret Bennett (song), Dave Husband (accordion) and Allan Taylor (song). Joining them will also be this years singing and instrumental competition prize-winners.

Jimmy Hutchison & Hector Riddell (Photo ©Sean Purser)
Jimmy Hutchison & Hector Riddell (Photo ©Sean Purser)
Evening Sessions (From 9pm onwards)

The Bruce Inn, free entry, donations welcome

The Stag Inn, free entry, donations welcome

Sunday 12th August

Masterclass for Fiddle with Marie Fielding (10.30am – 12 noon)

(Sponsored by Falkland Community Development Trust)

Falkland Community Hall, £5  Limited to 15 participants, observers welcome

Marie Fielding is a very fine fiddle player, composer and lecturer.  In this Masterclass, Marie will share tips, techniques and tunes. Participants of the Masterclass are invited to stay on and perform with Marie one of the pieces learned in the Farewell Concert.

Singing session (12 noon – 2pm)

Falkland Community Library, free entry, donations welcome

Farewell Concert (2.30pm – 5pm)

Falkland Community Hall, £8, children under 16 free

A relaxing afternoon concert with our festival guests, a performance from our Fiddle Masterclass, and the group Forgaitherin. Another chance to hear our fantastic guests and to bring the weekend to a close. Come and join us!

Paul Anderson (Photo ©Sean Purser)
Paul Anderson (Photo ©Sean Purser)

Sessions

Sessions are essential to any good festival! We welcome all musicians and singers to come and join in the sessions around Falkland. The Bruce are happy for sessions all day in the front bar and through the back in the evening from 9pm Friday and Saturday. If weather is good, we also hope to have sessions in the beer garden at the back of the Bruce. Impromptu sessions sometimes take place outside if the weather is good!

We have a new session venue! The Stag Inn has re-opened and is happy for sessions all weekend.

Sessions are as follows:

Friday     

– Session in The Bruce from 9pm, hosted by Doris Rougvie.

– Session in The Stag from 9pm

Saturday

– Instrumental session in The Bruce (front bar) and Beer Garden from 12.30pm onwards.

– Instrumental session in The Stag from 12.30pm onwards.

– Singing session in Falkland Community Library from 2pm-5pm.

– Session in The Bruce from 9pm, hosted by Doris Rougvie and Hugh Hoffman. – Session in The Stag from 9pm.

Sunday

– Singing session in Falkland Community Library from noon – 2pm.

– Instrumental session in The Bruce (front bar) and Beer Garden from 12.30pm onwards.

– Instrumental session in The Stag from 12.30pm onwards.

 

Session at The Bruce Inn (Photo ©Sean Purser)

Session at The Bruce Inn (Photo ©Sean Purser)

Pubs/ Restaurants/ Camping

Falkland has some great facilities with suitable venues and halls, four excellent licensed premises, restaurants and cafes and a bakers.

We do have our own dedicated campsite this year, courtesy of Falkland Football Club, which is suitable for tents, caravans and campervans. Portaloos will be provided and there will be a water tap but at present there are no shower facilities. We believe a good campsite plays an important part in any festival and we hope to establish this for years to come.

There is also camping at nearby Pillars of Hercules – a short walk through the Falkland Estate woods – which has toilets and a shower block. Booking is made directly with them.

Other campsites are available a short drive from Falkland at Balbirnie Caravan Park, Markinch and The Clink at Auchtermuchty.

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