Welcome to Glenfarg Folk Club

We meet every Monday Night - Start Time 8.00p.m. Prompt
In the Gateside Memorial Hall

8th May at 8.00pm
Quiz Night
Entry All £3.00
For a change we are having a social event, a Quiz to get your brains working! Our Quiz Master will be the one and only Hugh Hoffman and competitors will be in teams of four people. If you want to come as a team that is fine, but you may alos turn up in ones and twos and get grouped with others to make up a team. It will be a fun evening and we look forward to seeing you.
15th May at 8.00pm
Black Cat Jook Band
Entry Members £8.00 Visitors £10.00
The 30’s and 40’s in America saw the arrival of a new kind of blues; unlike the country blues of the 20’s, this was an urban, sophisticated sound, and instead of a solo guitar, these recordings were of bands playing guitar, piano, harmonica etc. Memphis was the home of such groups as the Memphis Jug Band and Cannon’s Jug Stompers, but all over the south musicians such as Big Bill Broonzy and Tampa Red were putting bands together. Unlike their country cousins, these were city slickers with a lifestyle and a wardrobe to match. Black Cat Jook band bring this sound to life on guitars, ukuleles, mandolin, harmonica, tea-chest bass, jug, kazoo, tuba, washboard and two tone shoes.
22nd May at 8.00pm
Ruth & Ken Powell
Entry Members £8.00 Visitors £10.00
A fabulous mix of folk and acoustic music with Ruth on vocals and Ken on guitar and banjo. Ruth and Ken provide a superb combination of songs from the 1930's, to the traditional folk song and English/American contemporary music. They have performed together for over 26 years. Ruth is a superb vocalist and one of the UK’s folk and acoustic scenes favourites. On stage she creates a self-assured and charismatic atmosphere that leaves audiences captivated and delighted, together with an endearingly zany sense of humour that belies a 'no nonsense' approach to her craft. Ken taught himself to play in his teenage years and was influenced by artists like Bert Jansch, Joni Mitchell and others. It wasn't long before he was a well-known face in the clubs, creating a solid musical background for himself. Many people have admired Ken's musical talent and abilities and together with a quiet and dedicated approach to his music he won acclaim from a number of other notable artists. Ken currently has his own bespoke brand of steel stringed instruments, including guitars, banjo, mandola’s and gazzukies.
29th May at 8.00pm
Marian Bradfield
Entry Members £8.00 Visitors £10.00
Marian Bradfield - singer/songwriter and performer - has been a stalwart of the Irish music scene for over 30 years. Based in Donegal, she has penned four studio albums. She is one of the original Celtic Women and has appeared on several compilations to date including Celtic Woman 1 & 2. Her first studio album entitled “Marian" was released in 1993 a debut album of thirteen self-penned tracks of the utmost quality. Her second studio album "Tonight Is Just For Us" released in October 1995, again to critical acclaim, Marian has built up a wide fan base in Ireland, Britain, Europe and the USA. In the last few years she has been collaborating with the legendary “Hall of Fame” member and ace harmonica player Charlie McCoy.
5th June at 8.00pm
Annual General Meeting
The AGM is one of the most important nights of the year for the Club, a night when you get the chance to have your say about the management of the Club and to elect its office bearers for the next year. The club needs a full committee in order to run effectively and the current Committee would very much like to encourage members to stand for office-bearers positions. Please come along and support the club in any way that you can.
This year the club commenced artiste concerts via Facebook Live. Not everyone subscribes to Facebook and some may have missed the concerts.
We are now making these available for everyone to view at their leisure. Click the link above to go there.
We are on FaceBook so if you want to keep up with our news and chatter click the link above.
We also have our own YouTube Channel featuring many artistes who have performed at our club. If you missed them first time around or just want to enjoy them again, here they are.