Partick Folk Club

Events diary














Friday 18 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.


Friday 26 April 2019

Helping to build up the Partick Folk Club coffers are :
Arthur Johnstone, Steven Clarke, Jim King and Gavin Livingstone. Each will do a spot, and there might even be some collaborations.

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


Friday 28 June 2019

Virtuoso fiddle and keyboards, with an emphasis on songs.

Singers' Evening

Friday 26 July 2019

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

Michael Simons

Friday 30 August 2019

Virtuoso guitarist from the South side of Glasgow, Michael plays stunning guitar in a variety of styles, and puts together an entertaining programme of songs and instrumentals.

Naomi Bedford and Paul Simmonds

Friday 27 September 2019

A sensation at the club previously, Naomi's voice and Paul's songs combine to raise the hairs on the neck.

Graham Carter

Friday 25 October 2019

Superb songsmith now resident in Strathaven, Graham combines a great voice with tasty guitar playing and a variety of songs.

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