Glenfarg Village Folk Club – 38th Folk Feast

Glenfarg Village Folk Club – 38th Folk Feast

Friday 8th to Sunday 10th April 2016




The 38th Glenfarg Folk Feast has a new home for 2016.

It is exciting times for us as we prepare for our 38th Folk Feast in our new venue BACKSTAGE AT THE GREEN.

The contact is: Lesley Toner via or call the ticket ‘Hotline’ on 07473 931440.

Alternatively call 01334 653592 (Up until 7th April only).
We strongly advise you to book promptly as tickets are selling fast.


orwellbandFriday Ceilidh Dance


What better way to open the Feast in our new venue in the Green Hotel than to feature the hugely popular local band comprising Neil and Gail Paterson. Having played at ceilidhs now for nearly 20 years, they guarantee a lively and entertaining night’s dancing. As usual, our traditional ceilidh will feature the occasional song-from-the- floor thrown in for good measure. A great welcome to Kinross is in store for all.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]

Saturday Concert


Emily first appeared at Glenfarg some 10 years ago and since then has gone on to enjoy a hugely successful career on stage and television both in the UK and overseas. She has gained many of the major awards for folk music and has won the Scots Singer of the Year award in both 2008 and 2014. A seasoned world traveller, who also plays the accordion and piano, Emily celebrates a decade as one of Scottish music’s most distinctive and sublime voices. We welcome her back to our fold to be our headline act for our first ever concert in Kinross. Emily is accompanied by her multi-instrumentalist husband, Jamie McClennan, himself a brilliant artiste in his own right. We could not have asked for a better act to bring our first concert to a fitting conclusion.


A brilliant duo from the North-East of Scotland, Shona and Paul are both experts in their own fields and outstanding as a duo! Paul, performer, composer and tutor, is the “standard bearer” for fiddle playing in his native area and is a previous winner of the Glenfiddich Scottish Fiddle Championships. Shona’s Scot’s song/ballad singing is both beautiful and haunting and won for her the Scots Singer of the Year award in 2009. She was also a finalist at the BBC Young Traditional Musician of the Year in 2003 and 04. Paul’s skilled playing and Shona’s talented singing combine to produce an experience of Scottish traditional music of the highest quality.


We extend a huge warm welcome back to our Feast to a long-standing friend of our Club from Northern Ireland. Maurice has enjoyed an enviable reputation as a singersongwriter for many years and seems to get better and better as the years pass. Having honed his entertainment talents in the clubs throughout continental Europe and at home, he is now a greatly admired powerful singer, and many of his own songs have also gained popularity through both live performance and a string of brilliant recordings. If not already a fan, you will be by the end of his performance! Saturday Workshop. By way of utilising all of his talents, he will also be undertaking a guitar workshop on Saturday morning! Welcome back Maurice.


It is only appropriate to get our first ever concert underway in our new venue in the Backstage at The Green by featuring our very own group of Glenfarg Village Folk Club’s members. Once again, The “Fargies” will get the show underway with a variety of chorus songs to get the audience warmed up and suitably enthused for the remainder of the show. Those privileged to perform tonight and represent the Club are, in alphabetical order, Mike Dow, Stan Ginter, Hamish Grant, Roy Henderson, Doris Rougvie and Lesley and Hugh Toner.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]

Sunday Concert




To close our first Feast at Backstage at the Green, we are honoured to have the brilliant Dougie MacLean as our headline act. He needs no introduction to any audience in Scotland apart from stating that for many years he has been the country’s pre-eminent singer songwriter and can truly be recognised as a national treasure. Internationally, he has carried the flag for Scottish folk music throughout the World and, having closed the Commonwealth Games ceremony in Glasgow in 2014, tonight he is closing our Feast! Sit back and enjoy one of the great performers “at work”.


The Crazy Gang are in town tonight! Roberto Cassani, Owen Nicholson and Dave Clelland, three very nearly middleaged goons, will display a dazzling array of male-pattern baldness, sartorial disgrace and hot musicianship for your entertainment. And we expect a huge dose of banter into the bargain. There will be banter with swing, swing with songs, songs with a smile and smiles on your faces! An act you will remember for some time, hopefully for the right reasons! Sit back and get your laughing muscles ready for this one.


A first-time visit to the Feast for this talented husband and wife duo who wowed the audience at a Club night two years ago with their brilliant musicianship, voices and stage presence. Dave Wilson’s outstanding songwriting and vocal ability are beautifully complimented by the powerful and emotional vocals of Kip Winter to give them an ever-increasing reputation throughout the British folk scene. Those vocals, combined with Dave’s guitar playing of the highest quality and Kip’s multi-instrumental skills, will provide us with a display of contemporary acoustic folk music at its very best, and always delivered with a smile!
We are delighted their appearance is also the official launch in Scotland of their new album “Ashes and Dust” which was released in March.

Sunday Children’s Show

A real coup for the Feast! The Singing Kettle’s creator and former star, Artie Trezise is back in town with his exciting new production, Tartan Tales, featuring traditional songs and stories with a Scottish accent. The show will include action packed, enthralling and interactive songs such as Three Little Pigs and The Train To Glasgow, all delivered in a unique, charming and engaging style. There will be lots of joining-in and singing for all the audience, children and adults alike. A must show for the weekend![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]


Write your own original, entertaining and funny song. The theme this year is “The Times They Are A Changing” in recognition of our move to Kinross. The judge will be Gordon Menzies, one half of that famous duo “Gaberlunzie”.


“Blow the inner tray of an empty matchbox the furthest.” Have you got the Puff for this fun event? Can you beat the world records of 5.86m (Men) and 5.50m (Ladies)? Gone are the chandeliers that hampered high altitude puffers so there are no excuses this year, but who knows what hazzards may be lurking in our new venue!


On Saturday Maurice Dickson is the tutor for a Guitar workshop in The Green Isle Room. 10.30 to 11.30 a.m.


The hosted Singarounds are always popular and busy. They take place on Saturday and Sunday 11.30am to 2.00pm. There will also be plenty of opportunity for sessions around the hotel and surrounding area.


The contact is: Lesley Toner (Ticket Sales) via or call 01334 653592
A ticket ‘Hotline’ will operate leading up to and during the Feast. The number is 07473 931440 and Lesley or a committee member will answer.
If you wish to order tickets and pay by cheque here is a BOOKING FORM for you to download and print

Prices are:

  • Weekend Ticket £45.00
  • Friday Ceilidh £10.00
  • Saturday Concert £18.00
  • Sunday Concert £22.00



Looking for somewhere to stay? Click HERE for our Fact Sheet. You will find details about ‘The Green’, our host hotel, as well as information for other establishments and camping sites.
Please note: As of 5th February The Green Hotel inform us they are fully booked. Click on the above link for further options.

Full Programme.

Below are details of the main events over the weekend. You can also download the full version of the programme HERE


The venue for the Grand Ceilidh Dance on the Friday night has changed. It will now be held in the ‘MacMillan Suite’ of the ‘Windlestrae Hotel’ which is directly opposite ‘The Green Hotel’. This new venue can hold more people and has a much larger dance floor. There will be information in the Green Hotel and stewards to direct people to the Windlestrae on the Friday evening. It is also important to note that there will be full bar facilities at the Windlestrae and it will not be possible for those attending the ceilidh to take in any food or drink of their own.