Events Calendar 2018


Thursday January 25th    " Burns Night "

The Elphinstone Hotel, Biggar    

8.00 pm onwards

Acoustic Night

Celebrating the songs and poetry of Robert Burns

An informal get together where everyone is welcome to play a tune, sing a song, recite a poem or simply listen. All welcome. Come and enjoy the atmosphere!



Thursday February 22nd 

The Elphinstone Hotel, Biggar     

8.00 pm onwards

tickets £8.00 ( 6.00 CFC members ) on the door


Reg Meuross

Somerset singer-songwriter Reg Meuross represents contemporary folk writing at its best, with that rare gift of being able to touch people through his songs and performance, on a really human level. His words and music paint pictures that remain with the listener long after the song has been sung. 

Reg is making a rare visit to Scotland and we are delighted that he is coming to our club. A truy talented guy who is guaranteed to provide a wonderful evening.


Visit Reg's website HERE    



Thursday March 29th

The Elphinstone Hotel, Biggar   

8.00 pm onwards

Tickets £ 8.00  ( 6.00 CFC members ) on the door



An acoustic based band, brimming with melodies and attitude. With influences as diverse Hank Williams, REM and The Proclaimers, the band create a sound that is fresh and original never strayng from their Scottish roots, 


Thursday April 26th 

The Elphinstone Hotel, Biggar      

8.00 pm onwards

tickets £8.00 ( 6.00 CFC members ) on the door


Sean O'Rourke and Frank McGuire


Sean O’Rourke will be know to many of you as one of the founder members of the JSD band. A talented musician on whistle, flute guitar and bouzouki. 

He is complemented by Frank McGuire from the band Lyra Celtica where his wonderful vocals and bodhran playing were popular with many of the world’s best jazz, folk, blues and rock musicians.

Together they are an uncompromising duo who will guarantee an audience a night to remember.



Thursday May 31st 

The Elphinstone Hotel, Biggar      

8.00 pm onwards

Tickets £8.00 ( 6.00 ) CFC members


Tommy Sands

Tommy Sands, Co Down's singer, songwriter and social activist has achieved something akin to legendary status in his own lifetime.

From the pioneering days with the highly influential Sands Family, bringing Irish Music from New York's Carnegie Hall to Moscow's Olympic Stadium, he has developed into one of the most powerful songwriters and enchanting solo performers in Ireland today. He visits Clydesdale Folk Club for the first time and we look forward to what will be an enchanting evening.

Visit Tommy's website HERE



Friday 29th June 

The Corn Exchange, Biggar      

8.00 pm onwards

Tickets £12 ( £10 CFC embers )


Adam Holmes and The Embers 


Adam is no stranger to Clydesdale Folk Club. A member of the club, he performed here early in his career.

 The 26-year-old Edinburgh-born singer/songwriter is one of the brightest rising stars on the UK music scene, with influences from either side of the Atlantic mixing together to form his own brand of soulful Americana with a hint of Scotland. He has already had two successful albums and has now produced a third which is already being received with high acclaim. 

Adam will be joined by his band, The Embers, and supported by singer songwriter Douglas Kay whose recent album "Volcanoes" was released in February 2018 to great critical acclaim.


All tickets purchased on line will be held for collection on the night 

Visit Adam's website HERE  

Visit Douglas Kay's website HERE


Thursday Aug 30th

The Elphinstone Hotel, Biggar

8.00 pm onwards

Entrace free

Acoustic Night

 Sing, play, recite a poem or simply come along and enjoy a warm and friendly atmosphere.

Everyone welcome!!



Thursday Sept 27th

The Elphinstone Hotel, Biggar

8.00 pm onwards

tickets £8.00 ( 6.00 CFC members ) on the door


Kenny Speirs and Eilidh Grant

Known as a sensitive guitarist, singer and arranger and a leading figure in The Borders folk scene, Kenny Speirs has been at the top of National and international folk circuit since forming “ The John Wright Band “ in the early 1990’s and then the band “ Real Time “ in 2002.

Eilidh Grant is a beautiful singer or both contemporary and traditional folk music who has been a member of Real Time since 2013 as well as a third of the all female Scottish folk band “ Celtic Quines”.

Visit Eilidh's website HERE

Supported by Birmingham based singer / songwriter Amit Dattani who is visiting our club for the first time.

Visit Amit's website HERE



Saturday Oct 27th                                            

The Municipal Hall, Biggar                                                                           

Doors open 7.00 pm for 8.00 pm start

Heron Valley

Heron Valley is an energetic, young traditional band from Scotland. Six talented young musicians who have serious enthusiasm for the music they play. Their roots lie in Scottish and Irish traditional music, while taking influence from various Folk, Country and Bluegrass styles.  This energy fuelled band is fast becoming one of Scotland's most popular acts who will be coming to Biggar for the first time. This is a show not to be missed and will be sure to sell out quickly.

Visit the Heron Valley Website HERE


Thursday Nov 29th

The Elphinstone Hotel, Biggar

8.00 pm onwards

tickets £8  ( £6 CFC members ) on the door

Tom McConville and Tony Wilson

A real favourite of ours returning to the club once more. One of the nicest guys on the folk scene with great music, lovely songs and a lovely sense of humour is joined by Tony Wilson, guitarist, banjo and ukulele player renowned as a storyteller. Together they are simply fanstastic!!






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