Partick Folk Club

Events diary













Dave Gibb

Friday 27 April 2018

Dave returns to Partick. A singer of songs and a teller of tales from the hills of Dumfries & Galloway who happily fingerpicks his way through life’s travails.

Songs funny or sad, happy or grim, meaningful or meaningless played fast or slow (sometimes both at the same time)…….He likes a giggle.
This will be a great night's entertainment

Celine Donoghue and Neil Sturgeon

Friday 25 May 2018

Celine plays fiddle, banjo and sings. Neil plays guitar and sings. Together they make a formidable team of virtuosic playing, delightful singing and entertaining presentation that will have you singing along, tapping your feet and wanting more!

Rab Noakes

Friday 22 June 2018

A huge coup for Partick Folk Club. The superb singer-songwriter Rab Noakes will guest at the club this month. Nothing more need be said - a superb night is guaranteed. NOTE THIS IS NOT THE LAST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH - DATE HAD TO BE CHANGED TO THE 22ND.

Singers' Night

Friday 27 July 2018

Singers' Evening
Come along to sing, play or just to listen, as resident singers and visitors put on a great night for us.

Steven Clark

Friday 31 August 2018

Glasgow songwriter/singer (as he describes himself) Steven writes superb songs, sings them, and sometimes does other people's songs as well. He writes songs of the human condition - from immigration to Irn Bru, politics to pies. He wrote the award-winning anthem (All Jock Tamson's Bairns are) Coming Home which has been covered by many artists. Expect a wonderful, entertaining night.

Amit Dattami

Friday 28 September 2018

Amit Dattani is a singer songwriter known for his unique brand of roots-driven guitar and striking lyrical originality. Behind his raconteur spirit lies superb musicianship, nimble finger-picking and a versatility which has garnered a strong reputation on the live circuit, with over ten years performing across the UK and Europe under his belt.

​Having played guitar, banjo and lap slide guitar in a number of roots bands across the Midlands, Amit has released his debut solo album - a collection of stripped back songs with just guitar and voice, garnering attention from the likes of Americana UK and fRoots, radio play on BBC 6 Music and BBC Radio 2 and a nomination for 'Best Folk Act' from the BMA Awards.

Amit has shared the stage with the likes of Charlie Parr, John Smith, Blind Boy Paxton, Willy Vlautin, Kathryn Williams and Mark Morris

Stewart Hardie and Frank McLaughlin

Friday 26 October 2018

Fiddle virtuoso Stewart and superb guitarist/piper Frank McLaughlin possess a rare musical kinship,delighting audiences with their interplay as they explore music rooted in the traditions of Scotland, the Borders and Northumberland. In performance, they exemplify the very best of partnerships between fiddle and guitar.
Stewart and Frank have been working with Mick West, as his accompanists.

Stewart and Frank have released 3 cds of their
work together, Root 2, Compass, and The Gift
showcasing a broad range of their music. Another great night in prospect!

Maeve McKinnon

Friday 30 November 2018

A sublime singer in many styles (and in both Gaelic and Scots), Maeve will enchant with her stylish arrangements and exceptional vocal skills. Partick welcomes Maeve back for what will be a magical night.


Friday 28 December 2018

Have a great Christmas and New Year. See you in January.


Friday 25 January 2019


Alan Jones - Concertina, Bouzouki, Guitar, 5-String Banjo as well as taking lead vocals on many well known and self penned songs. Alan is well known in Folk Music having previously played with Three's a Crowd, The Govan Spoonful and Hot Toddy

Jack Bethel - Hammered Dulcimer, Fiddle, Whistle, Concertina. Jack was a former member of the hugely popular band Setanta

Billy Stewart - Bouzouki, Guitar,5-String Banjo, Harmonica, Bodhran . Billy takes lead vocals on quite a few well known songs as well as performing his own compositions. He is also a founder member of Haggerdash
HAGGERDASH continue to be a popular Folk Band and are in demand for a variety of venues. Over the years they have performed at Orkney, Marymass, Crawfordjohn, Lomond, Glenfarg, Roe Valley and Tinto Folk Festivals as well as Portsoy International Boat Festival and Edinburgh Festival. They are also regular visitors to Ballerup Music Festival in Denmark.

The band are also regular performers at Folk Clubs throughout Scotland as well as being in demand for Corporate events and Tourist venues.

The main aim of HAGGERDASH is to provide an evening of fun and music

The Coaltown Daisies

Friday 22 February 2019

The Coaltown Daisies - Vivienne and Lynzey - are a rising duo of singer songwriters from Fife who write and perform folk, soul and Americana music on a variety of instruments. Detailing their music with dual harmonies, intelligent lyrics and raw emotion they have been described as 'spell-binding' and 'breath-taking'.

Josie Duncan & Pablo Lafuente

Friday 29 March 2019

Josie Duncan is a young folk singer from the Outer Hebridean Isle of Lewis. Having been immersed in Glasgow's fast moving traditional music scene for the past few years where she studied at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Josie's crystal clear voice is equally at home in Gaelic, Scots or English. This year Josie was awarded BBC Radio 2's Young Folk Award alongside guitarist Pablo Lafuente. The duo are released their debut album at this year's Celtic Connections festival. Josie is also the singer in 'Inyal', an innovative band combining intricate traditional instrumentation and Gaelic song with subtle electronic loops and beats.

With self-penned and traditional songs, she also performs as a soloist, self-accompanying on the clarsach (celtic harp). Her approach to song offers many nods to the traditional but always feels modern, with a voice which is somehow delicately soft and yet rich and powerful at the same time. Josie has toured extensively over the past year performing at venues and festivals across Europe, Scandinavia, Canada and America.

"Effortlessly pure, supple vocals. It felt like a fresh breeze." - The Scotsman.

Chris Cleverly

Friday 31 May 2019

Award winning songwriter and fingerstyle guitarist Chris Cleverley is renowned for his ability to mesmerise audiences with his haunting tales of ghost women, lonesome clock towers, lovelorn mariners and hospital beds.
Chris’ trademark solo live sound is at times likened to the magnitude of a full orchestra to only moments later pull audiences to the very edge of their seats to soak in the delicate spider-like touch of his fingerstyle guitar playing.

His critically acclaimed debut album ‘Apparitions’ sailed into The Telegraph’s top 70 folk albums of 2015, while national music press heavyweights such as Acoustic Magazine, fRoots, R2, Maverick and Folk Radio UK encouraged readers to keep a close eye. Since winning Bristol Folk Festival’s 2014 ‘Isambard Folk Award’, Chris’ national presence has grown exponentially, gracing BBC radio airwaves and the stages of top UK folk festivals.

A truly singular and innovative artist of the new British Folk Scene; Chris Cleverley is a name to remember.uperb guitar and song.

Chris Cleverly

Friday 31 May 2019

Great singer / guitarist / songwriter

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