Events Calendar 2017


Thursday January 26th 

The Elphinstone Hotel, Biggar    

8.00 pm onwards

Acoustic Night

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 23rd 

The Elphinstone Hotel, Biggar      

8.00 pm onwards

£8.00 on the door ( £6.00 CFC members )


  Following their success in supporting Skippinish at last year's Biggar Little Festival concert,  brothers Euan (17) and Lewis (15) McLaughlin from Edinburgh have been invited back to Clydesdale Folk Club by popular demand.

 Both have learnt the fiddle under teachers such as Eilidh Steel, Adam Sutherland and Sarah Hoy and are also becoming well regarded as multi instrumentalists and composers.





Thursday March 30th

The Elphinstone Hotel, Biggar      

8.00 pm onwards

£8.00 on the door ( £6.00 CFC members )


The band began in 2003 as a duo based around the close harmonies of     Deborah Arnott and Clare Neilson.

Since then they have gone on from strength to strength. They have completed three albums, regularly supported The Proclaimers on tour, been featured by the BBC and played at the Edinburgh Fringe, Celtic Connections and Edinburghs's Hogmany Street Party 


Deborah Arnott [vocals; bluegrass banjo; ukulele]; Clare Neilson [vocals; clawhammer banjo]; Jo Jeffries [fiddle]; Hugh Kelly [double bass], and Ruairidh Saunderson [drums] make up a unique " Blueflint" sound.

Visit the Blueflint website   HERE


Thursday April 27th 

The Elphinstone Hotel, Biggar      

8.00 pm onwards

£8.00 on the door ( £6.00 CFC members )


The Adam McCulloch Trio


Three of Scotand's finest performers coming to Clydesdale Folk Club for the first                time with their blend of contemporary and traditional Scottish music and song.

Headed up by a singer/ musician highly regarded amongst his contemporaries this will be an excellent night 



to visit Adam's website click HERE



supported by Biggar's own troubadour 

Tom Robertson


Guitarist/ singer/ songwriter











Thursday May 25th 

The Elphinstone Hotel, Biggar      

8.00 pm onwards

£8.00 on the door ( £6.00 CFC members )


The Darlin' Clementines


Come and enjoy a very entertaining and vibrant local band who provide an excellent mix of folk / country / Americana music in their own unique style as a fundraise for Eilidh Fraser from Biggar who will be visitng South Africa for a year volunteering with Progect Trust.

Clydesdale Folk Club is pleased to be associated with this worthwhile cause. All proceeds from this concert will be donated to Eilidh's cause.



Thursday June 29th  CANCELLED

The Elphinstone Hotel, Biggar      

8.00 pm onwards

£10.00 on the door ( £8.00 CFC members )


Reg Meuross




Known for the extraordinary intimacy of his live solo performances, Clydesdale Folk Club are delighted to host the wonderful Reg Meuross iwho will be making one of his rare visits to Scotland.

Come and enjoy some of the best songwriting you will hear. A lovely voice and beautiful guiitar playing.


Visit Reg's website HERE


Pete Townsend comments: 

" His shows are spellbinding. Reg Meuross captures the attention and the hearts of audiences of all sizes from festival stage to folk club floor with his beautiful tenor voice, captivating lyrics and mesmerising guitar playing.”



Due to unforseen circumstances Reg Meuross will be unable to make our club night in June. We have rescheduled his performance at ou club night next February 2018.

We very much appreciate Lorna Brooks for stepping in at very short notice to peeform for us in Reg's place.  


Thursday June 29th

The Elphinstone Hotel, Biggar      

8.00 pm onwards

£10.00 on the door ( £8.00 CFC members )

A joint promotion with Biggar Sound Limited

Lorna Brooks

Lorna has opened for and toured with various artists including Loudon Wainwright III, Janis Ian, Candi Staton, Michael Marra, Shawn Colvin, Martin Stephenson, Iris de Ment, Jimmy Sommerville, James Grant, Sharon Shannon, Bert Jansch, Horse, Tuck and Patti and Beth Nilson Chapman also worked as a session musician with various artists including backing vocals for John Martyn. 

She has played trumpet in a punk rock band, performed in theatre throughout Europe, busked in streets in New York, written for theatre, lugged keyboards in and out of vans - maybe the cause of a prolapsed disc!! and the reason for taking up guitar which is much easier to transport whilst spending her life playing music

to visit Lorna's website click HERE


Thursday Sept 28th

The Elphinstone Hotel, Biggar

8.00 pm onwards

£8.00 on the door ( £6.00 CFC members )     

Jed Grimes

Jed’s musical career has spanned a number of illustrious UK bands such as Hedgehog Pie , Heart &  Hand and The Hush where he has performed with some of the best at The Cambridge Folk Festival, The Albert Hall and festivals throughout the country, picking up some BBC Folk awards on the way.

With a mixture of traditional songs from the UK, Ireland and the Appalachians, his on-stage charm and unquestionable talent, Jed’s first visit to our club is sure to be a good one.

visit Jed's website HERE


Saturday Oct 28th                                            

The Municipal Hall, Biggar                                                                           

Doors open 7.00 pm for 8.00 pm start

£20.00  Tickets available from Biggar Little Festival box office and on line shop



Originally formed in 2005 on the Isle of Tiree, " Skerryvore" is now one of Scotland's most popular bands with a huge following throughout te country.

This sensational concert is guaranteed to get your feet tapping, your heat singing and your pulses racing. Come and experience this unique opportunity to celebrate at this year's BIGGAR LITTLE FESTIVAL.

Visit Skerryvore's website HERE


Thursday Nov 30th

The Elphinstone Hotel, Biggar

8.00 pm onwards

£8.00 on the door ( £6.00 CFC members )    

Eilidh Steel and Mark Neal


Eilidh and Mark are two fine young musicians who combine in their performances a blend of their own self penned tunes and songs with traditional music on guitar and fiddle. They have toured extensively in Europe and around the UK including a past appearance at Biggar Little Festival. This will be their first time at or club.


Visit Eilidh and Marks's website HERE



Thurs Dec 14th                                         

        XMAS CONCERT                                                  

The Elphinstone Hotel, Biggar                                                                

8.00 pm onwards

£10.00 on the door ( £8.00 CFC members )

 Mick West and Frank McLaughlin


Mick West is considered by many to be one of the foremost exponents of Scottish folk song around today. His interpretation of the Scottish music and his unique style have earned him a world wide reputation. He is joined for our Xmas concert by Frank McLaughlin, a guitarist and piper who has worked with some of the biggest names on the folk scene today. Together they bring to our club abundant talent and the promise of an exciting and enjoyable evening.


The Biscuit Tin Collective

With influences from jazz and folk, intricate musicianship and delightful harmonies, this Edinburgh based band will visit our club for the first time for what is sure to be one of our best Christmas concerts yet.

Visit The Biscuit Tin Collective website HERE

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