Archives

Here you will find rich archives of our club dating from 1979. All of the Folk Feast programmes are available to view, but we are missing just three copies, years 1982, 1984, and 1985. If anybody has these we would love to loan and scan them to complete our records. Details of weekly club nights continue to be added as time permits .

Club Logo

The original Jacob sheeps head logo was designed by founder member Andy Ramage. Originally in monochrome it first appeared on the 9th Folk Feast programme in 1987. Sometime later it was updated with a colour version and the words 'Internationally Famous' added. A further change was made when the club relocated to Kinross, due to the closure of the Glenfarg Hotel in 2015. The word 'Village' was dropped and the name of the club was changed to Glenfarg Folk Club. The current logo incorporates the new location 'Kinross' underneath. Whilst the word 'Village' remains within the logo it is no longer used as part of the clubs name.

Folk Feasts from the 1st to the 41st. Programmes and guest details

1st Folk Feast 1979 The first birthday celebration for the club at the Glenfarg Hotel.

2nd Folk Feast 1980 Both The Glenfarg Hotel and The Lomond Hotel were used.

3rd Folk Feast 1981 Saffron Summerfield and Archie Fisher were among the guests.

5th Folk Feast 1983 The Baiglie Inn, Aberargie was included for informal sessions.

8th Folk Feast 1986 For the first time the Village Hall was used for the main concerts.

9th Folk Feast 1987 The Dreich Quaich and the World Puff-s-Box Championsips took place.

10th Folk Feast 1988 The 'Horniegolloch Goblet' competition was featured.

11th Folk Feast 1989 The Shanty Chanty competition featured.

12th Folk Feast 1990 The Stir-Up Cup was the competition theme.

13th Folk Feast 1991 The 'Peedie Peerie' competition took place.

14th Folk Feast 1992 Crooked Jack's Skullcrusher Show entertined the youngsters.

15th Folk Feast 1993 The programme grows to 24 pages in A5 size.

16th Folk Feast 1994 At The Lomond Hotel.

17th Folk Feast 1995 At The Balgeddie Toll and Portmoak and Glenfarg Village Halls.

18th Folk Feast 1996 Back to The Glenfarg Hotel.

19th Folk Feast 1997 The 'Red, Red Rosebowl' competition took place.

20th Folk Feast 1998 The Puff-a-Box Championship is in its 13th year.

21st Folk Feast 1999 Another programme cover by the artiste Jim Douglas

22nd Folk Feast 2000 The weekend ticket price was £20,00

23rd Folk Feast 2001 The sponsors were Bell & Company and Tay Landrover.

24th Folk Feast 2002 The 'Dreich Quaich' competition featured.

25th Folk Feast 2003 It was the 25th Feast and the 'Silver Jublilee' celebration.

26th Folk Feast 2004 The opning Ceilidh featured Ewen Sutherland & Friends.

27th Folk Feast 2005 Risky business, Dennis Alexander & Deaf Sheperd were guests.

28th Folk Feast 2006 Jim Payne & Fergus O'Byrne performed including a Step Dancing class.

29th Folk Feast 2007 Dougie MacLean headlined the Final Fling

30th Folk Feast 2008 Strathmiglo Village Hall was used.

31st Folk Feast 2009 "A Song From The Heart" was the competition theme.

32nd Folk Feast 2010 The Sands Family and Michael Marra were guests.

33rd Folk Feast 2011 The Weekend ticket price was £35.00

34th Folk Feast 2012 The Poozies and Mike Silver headline the two concerts.

35th Folk Feast 2013 The programme changes to the smaller 'DL' size

36th Folk Feast 2014 Red barn Studios continue to be our main sponsors.

37th Folk Feast 2015 Vin Garbutt headlined the Sunday concert.

38th Folk Feast 2016 The club moves to Backstage at The Green, Kinross.

39th Folk Feast 2017 Another cover design by Stan Ginter.

40th Folk Feast 2018 We celebrate our 40th Folk Feast!.

41st Folk Feast 2019 Les Barker and Anthony Toner were two of our guests.

42nd Folk Feast 2020 For the first time in 42 years the Folk feast was cancelled! A pandemic Corona Virus put life on hold with countless events across the globe affected. The brochure shows the guest artistes who were due to perform.

Weekly Club Nights and Guest Details 1986 to 2008

Year 1986
Jan to Feb These are the only records for this year

Year 1987
Sep to Oct The club met in the Lomond Hotel at 8.30 p.m.

Nov to Dec The club met in the Lomond Hotel at 8.30 p.m.

View combined lists For convenience view all the records for the year here

Year 1988
Jan to Feb Guest lists ran for two months

Mar to May The AGM was due in May

May to Jun Tich Frier and Ian Walker were among the guests

Jun to Aug The annual picnic at Lochore Meadows was announced, as was the Golf Competition at Bishopshire.

Sep to Oct Eddie Walker was due to visit

Nov to Dec A Christmas party was planned for Boxing Day

View combined lists For convenience view all the records for the year here

Year 1989
Jan to Feb Hamish Imlach was a guest in January

Mar to Apr Craobh Rua were making their first guest appearance at the club

May to Jun A first time appearance for Geoff Higginbottom and the club AGM took place

Jul to Aug The club meets every Monday at the Lomond Hotel and a club visit to the Dundee Folk Festival was announced.

Sep to Oct Pete Morton and Keiran Goss were amongst the guests.

View combined lists For convenience view all the records for the year here

Years 1990 to 1991
May 90 to Apr 91 A list of artistes and events. The Runaway String Band, Matt Armour, Jim Couza and Carolina Shout and Dave Goulder were among the guests.

Years 1991 to 1992
May 91 to Apr 92 Chris Miles and Gordeanna McCullooch, Davey Steel and Colin Matheson, and John Watt were some of the guests.

Years 1992 to 1993
May 92 to Apr 93 Brian Miller and Charlie Soane were guests. Charlie performed at the very first Folk Feast in 1979.

Feb 93 to May 93 This copy is feint but legible.

Apr 93 to Jul 93 This copy is feint but legible.

Years 1993 to 1994
May 93 to Apr 94 The club welcomed Hazel and Jennifer Wrigley, Allan Taylor, Artizan and many others to perform at the club.

Year 1995 to 1996
May 1995 to April 1996 Just a few of the artistes were Jez Lowe, lain Mackintosh, Sheena Wellington with Ewan Sutherland, The Broads and The Cast.

September 96 to November 96 The club weekend away was announced to be held at the Clachaig Inn, Killin in November.

Year 1997
January to February The 19th Folk Feast guests were announced which included Grant Baynham, Tich Frier and Alan Taylor.

March to April In the guest line up were Jim Malcolm, Gerry Hallom and Ceile. The 19th Folk Feast was due to take place.

May to June "Johnny Silvo. Return of the Sound Man's Nightmare!!!.........an evening of pure enjoyment guaranteed with one of the greatest entertainers on the Folk or any other musical scene."

July to August "Kristina Olsen. One of the most entertaining artistes ever to have visited Glenfarg, Kristina is equally at home with rocking Blues or her own gentler ballads. A first class performer."

September to November "A warm welcome back to our favounte "biker, hiker, dry-stane dyker". Dave's songs have charmed and entertarned the Scottrsh Folk Scene for many years, wrth his vast range of work contaning some absolute gems. Do yourself a favour- dont miss him!"

November to December Andrew Calhoun & Kat Eggleston from Chicago were among the guest artistes.

Year 1998
Jan to Mar Blackeyed Biddy, Kinrick and Phil Hare & Penni McLaren Walker were among the guests.

March to April "Jez Lowe and The Bad Pennies: One of our all-time-favourite performers, Jez last visited Glenfarg with his band at the 1996 Folk Feast. This is certain to be a great night, so come early to ensure a seat". Also the 20th Folk Feast was due to take place.

May to July Another AGM took place, Bente Kure & Leif Ernstein and Rohallion were among the performers visiting the club.

Aug to Oct Guest artistes included Itchy Fingers, Derek Brimstone and Bruce Davies.

October to December To bring the year to a close guests included Paul Cherrinton & Pamela Ward, North Sea Gas and a Christmas party with Crooked Jack (Denis Alexander and John Grey).

November only A colour page of artistes due to visit the club in November 1998.

Year 1999
January to February "Another first time visitor to the Club, Ireland's Anthony John Clark is a singer/songwriter with a good few albums under his belt. He will take you from the crossroad dances of Ireland in the 1930's to the Karaoke evenings of the1990's without letting your feet touch the ground!"

February to March Tommy Sands, Stairheid Gossip and Ian Bruce were all due to appear at the club.

March to April "Eddie Walker. A great favourite at Glenlarg, Eddie makes a welcome return tonight with his mix of Old Folk Blues, Rags, Hillbilly Country and Original Songs. He is a great entertainer and musician who should not be missed."

Apr to Jun Colin Ramage, a founder member of the club, was due to perform. Al Hughes with his traditional Delta and East Coast Blues was also booked.

June to July A Summer Picnic at Lochore Meadows was one of several social events the club planned for its members.

July to September "Michael Marra. A first time visit to Glenfarg for one of Scotlands most well respected songwriters. With numerous television appearances and work in the Theatre, Michael has built a superb reputation for producing songs that are witty, poignant, straight to the point"

Oct to Dec The guest list now displays 'Now a Non Smoking Venue', a bold move. The Sandy Watt Quaich competition and a festive Fireside Session both featured in the club programme.

Year 2000
January to February Guests included the Sangsters, and Crooked Jack for Valentines night. A Burns night session featured and the 11th Folk Feast was announced.

Feb to Mar "Tonight sees the retum of an old friend of the Club who is a very popular character throughout the folk scene, namely, Jim Reid. Originally fae Dundee, Jim is a singer / songwriter / tunesrnith with many albums to his credit. Tonight he'll be Freewheelin'through some of the old favourites".

April to May The usual Survivors Sing-around followed the Folk Feast. John McCormack from Indiana and Jez Lowe and The Bad Pennies were two of the guests for April month.

May to Jun The AGM, Johnny Silvo and Mr Les Barker all featured in the guest list.

June to August "Tonight Cowboy Celtic makes a return visit to the Glenfarg Conal. Shake the trail dust from yur jeans, mosey on down to the club, get off yur horse and drink yur Guinness, and enjoy a great night of music reflecting the cross fertilisation of cowboy cultue and good old taditional Celtic music."

August to September For the summer months Heather Heywood, Maurice Dickson and Joe Aitkin with Euan Sutherland were guest artistes.

Sep to Nov "Kristina Olsen and Peter Grayling. One of only two Scottish dates on this tour for this international duo. Kristina is from San Francisco while Peter is "up" from down under! Kristina is a very fine singer/songwriter and a fine instrumentalist playing guitar, sorophone, concertina and piano. Peter on the other hand plays a mean Cello. This will be a very busy night so come early!"

November to December To finish the year an Open Stage and the Sandy Watt Quaich kept members involved. Guest artistes included Tich Frier and Blackeyed Biddy.

Year 2001
January to February Kinrick started the year off. Other guests included Jim Reid and Dave Gibb. The traditional Burns Night Sing-around also featured.

February to April There is no guest list in the archives for this period, but here is a list of the artistes who performed.

Apr to Jun "A welcome return to Glenfarg, for this popular duo from down under. Mundy and Turner are a ray of Australian sunshine and they will leave you with a big smile. Their music is unique with Jay’s versatile guitar playing and Cath on piano and fiddle combined with their great voices. Come along and be mesmerised."

July to August Judy Dinning, Athony John Clark, and Julia Lane & Fred Gosbee all graced the stage at The Terace Bar of the Glenfarg Hotel.

September to October Guests included Wired To The Moon, Kieron Means and Rosemary Woods & Ben Sands.

November to December "Fundraiser. No it’s not the name of a new band. The club is pleased to support Wendy Welch and Jack Beck and maybe some friends with this fundraiser for the Scots/American Artistes Exchange, which helps with artists travelling expenses. A night full of surprises not to mention some great music."

Year 2002
Jananuary to February Alison McMorland was joined by her daughter Kirsty and Geodie McIntyre for the second concert of the year.

March to April Clair Mann from Newcastle upon Tyne was a guest. She is one of the leading exponents of Traditional Irish flute, fiddle, tin whistle and song.

May to June The AGM was squeezed in amongst acts including The Keekin Gless and Johnny Silvo.

June to July "Tich is a roving troubadour with a powerful voice and wonderful driving guitar style. What an entertainer, Tich has played around the world for many years and still manages to retain hisyouthful looks .. how does he do it. Great to have him back at the club"

August to September Guests included Ian Walker & Jimmy Scott, Colcannon and Fine Friday. There was also a Agricultural Session.

October to November Shepeard, Speirs and Watson were guests. Traditional songs and tunes and fine singers.

November to December The Sandy Watt Quaich featured. To finish the year there was A Cosy Get Together around the fire to share songs and stories old and new.

Year 2003
January to December Not all guest lists are available for this year so here is a list of all the club nights. Below are the guest lists that are available.

March to April Amongst the guests were Ivan Drever, Eddie Walker and Karine Polwart. The 25th Silver Anniversay Folk Feast tickets were on sale for 18th to 20th April.

June to July A session with the theme "Drinking Songs" featured and Keiran Halpin, one of Irelands finest singers with 14 albums to his credit, was one of the guest artistes.

September to November Calasaig, five piece Multi Talented singers and instrumentalists appeared. The Sandy Watt Quaich also featured.

Year 2004
January to December This is a list of events for the full year.

26th Jult to 4th August Clair Mann and Aaron Jones, Celine Donaghue and Keith Easdale and His Worship the Pig were amongst the artistes performing.

6th September to 1st November Mike Silver was a guest: "The most amazing singer/songwrlter you will ever hear and his guitar playing is in a class of it's own. Mike has enjoyed great success of late beiing featured on GMTV and has enjoyed many accolades in the music world. He has toured world wide and been a firm favourite here at our club over many many years".

Year 2005
January to December The guest list for March and early April is unavailable so here is a list of the club nights for the full year.

January to February A strong start to the year saw Ian Bruce, Michael Marra and James Keelagahn amongst the guests.

18th April to 20th June Firm favourites Eddie Walker, Johnny Silvo and Lorraine Jordan appeared. The club AGM also took place.

27th June to 15th August Due to the closure of The Glenfarg Hotel, events were now taking place at the Bein Inn. The club were extremely grateful to the proprieter David Mundell for accomodating us at short notice.

22nd August to 3rd October Due to the closure of The Glenfarg Hotel, events were now taking place at the Bein Inn. The club were extremely grateful to the proprieter David Mundell for accomodating us at short notice.

10th October to 21st November A departure for the club was to have Mike Silver perform in the Glrnfarg Villaage Hall. An Open stage night and artistes Mick Ryan and Pete Harris were other attractions

28th November to 23rd January 2005 Another Glenfarg Village hall event, this time with Christine Olsen. We had to be imaginative with the Glenfarg Hotel being shut.

Year 2006
December 2005 to January 2006 This list includes the end of 2005. For January Alan Johnston & Tom O'Leary were guests. Guitar from Alan and fiddle and bouzouki from Tom. A Burns evening was also scheduled.

23rd January to 6th March The Glenfarg Hotel was under new ownership so the club was back in the Terrace bar. The Programme noted the club won Music Club of the Year Award 2005 at the Scots Trad Music Awards

6th March to 17th April Amongst the guests were Rosie Morton & Carrie Thomas and Maeve McKinnon & Ali Hutton.

24th April to 12th June Activities included a Feast Recovery Session and the club AGM. Cloudstreet and Landermason were two of the guests.

5th June to 28th August The guest list is unavailable but here is a list of artistes.

21st August to 6th October Social activities continued with a Car Treasure hunt and Barbeque and the annual Golf tournanent at Milnathort Golf Club.

16th October to 4th December The programme included an Open Stage. Performers were Jim McGill, Luckenbooth, Elsa Lametre and Poachers Too.

8th December to 29th January A Ceilidh Dance took place in Glenfarg village Hall with Neil Paterson and Freinds playing. Tich Frier fininshed the year, having been performing for nearlry forty years.

Year 2007
January to December The list of events and artistes for the full year

22nd January to 3rd February A Burns session and a visit by Joe Aitken &Scott Gardiner were on offer. The 29th Folk Feast was anounced with Dougie Mclean as the headline act.

5th March to 16th April Club favourite John Wright was on the bill. "John is one of the most accomplished and sophisticated interpreters of contemporary song on the European acoustic/roots music scene. On this tour John will be joined by champion Scottish fiddler Gregor Borland and Pete Abbott an exceptional singer/songwriter from Manchester".

23rd April to 25th June A-capela harmony from the trio Craig Morgan Robson. Thannual Weekend Away was announce to take place in November at The High Range Chalets in Aviemore.

16th July to 27th August Songs Of Fife featured. The performers were Margot Cook, Bruce Davies, Scott Murray and Gifford Lind.

27th August to 22nd October A very strong line up including Hans Theesink, Wiz jones and Colcannon playing at the club.

22nd October to 17th December Andy Irvine appeared. The programme said "Andy’s biography reads like a Who’s Who of Irish Traditional Music. He has played with Sweeney’s Men, Planxty and Patrick Street. A world music pioneer and icon for traditional music, Andy has been described as Ireland's Woody Guthrie, with philosopher’s ear and a prophet’s passionate voice. (Si Kahn)

Year 2008
January to December The list of events and artistes for the full year.

22nd Oct to 17th Dec Pete Shepheard and Arthur Watson were guests and are enthusiasts for the Scottish Folk Tradition. They carry a wealth of traditional songs.

21st April to 16th June Committee member Doris Rougvie contiued to be the publisher of the regular guest lists. This one starts with the usual Feast Recovery Session, always good fun with some Feast visitors staying around especially for it.

16th June to 28th July John Wright's Band, David Ferrard and the Simon Hopper Trio were among the guests.

25th August to 13th October The Golf Tounament and supper is a regular social event and took place at Milnathort on 4th September.

13th October to 1st December The Black Cat Joot Band were the final guests for the year followed by a tradional Fireside Session

5th December to 12th January The Black Cat Joot Band were the final guests for the year followed by a tradional Fireside Session