Ayr Phoenix Folk Club, as the name implies, has risen from the ashes of the old Ayr Folk Club which ceased operating many years ago. The Club is the brainchild of John “Pat” Lappin, a stalwart of the folk scene in Scotland and beyond. He is assisted by Jim Scullion, a retired academic with a fondness for folk and traditional music.
Balerno Folk Club meets most months on the last Tuesday in the function room of Balerno Bowling Club (a map with the ability to get directions can be found on the Where we meet page).
Situated at the heart of Dunfermline, Carnegie Hall is an attractive art deco theatre which presents a quality programme of music, drama, comedy, dance and children’s shows, including a popular Christmas show.
Colonsay is a small Hebridean island ( 8 miles by 3) with only 5 ferries per week (3 in winter) and a population of 120 souls. It is therefore not surprising that, despite its rich musical heritage, it has always been difficult to attract well known musicians to the island. That is until 2008 when 2 islanders decided to do something about it! And what a success it has been with all festivals to date being sell outs.