Denholm Folk Club

Sessions held at the Auld Cross Keys Hotel, Denholm, Roxburghshire.

Guest night locations to be confirmed nearer the time.

Upcoming dates for 2018 are:-

8.2GUEST NIGHT – Bob Wood

Bob Wood, from the west of Scotland is a warm and engaging solo singer and performer with an easy going sense of humour.

He is a highly accomplished finger-style guitarist. Exploring a range of open tunings, his playing and song interpretations have been described as displaying a rare sensitivity, lightness of touch and great technique.
Bob Wood
5.4GUEST NIGHT – Sean O’Rourke and Frankie McGuire

Frank McGuire is an extremely versatile and talented award-winning bodhran / whistle player and a wonderful vocalist, who brings his own unique flair and style. He has worked with some of the finest folk, rock, blues, jazz and world musicians going. He played with Sean O’Rourke in his band Lyra Celtica, and Sean’s skills with the flute, saxophone, whistles, guitar and bouzouki are also well known from his time with the highly influential JSD Band.
Sean O'Rourke and Frankie McGuire
31.5GUEST NIGHT – Anthony John Clarke

Anthony John Clarke? Not only has he written four of the most popular songs on the folk scene – ‘The Only Life Gloria Knows’, ‘The Broken Years’, ‘Walking On Sunday’ and the immortal ‘Tuesday Night is Always Karaoke’, but he remains in essence the reason that folk clubs and festivals continue to thrive!

He is hilarious, serious, compassionate, irreverent, brave, challenging, and a proper guitarist with an instantly recognisable voice who, despite numerous attempts by Darth Vader to lure him to the dark side, remains one of the best and most engaging performers in the country.

A world travelled troubadour, the man is a lyrical feast with just a dash of Viking!
Anthony John Clarke
23.8GUEST NIGHT - Peter Jagger
Singer, songwriter, guitarist playing original songs, guitar instrumentals and classic ‘folk’ covers. There is a bit of politics in the originals, a lot of Stefan Grossman, Ralph McTell and Blind Blake influence in the instrumentals and covers from the likes of Bob Dylan, John Martyn, Ralph McTell, James Taylor, Elvis Costello, Paul Simon et al.
Peter Jagger
18.10GUEST NIGHT - Cathryn Craig & Brian Willoughby

What a great night was had by all, in the company of Cathryn Craig and Brian Willoughby. I could have listened to them all night. The combination of Brian’s awesome guitar playing, and Cathryn’s soulful voice is a force to be reckoned with...(Alice Linda Taylor)
Cathryn Craig & Brian Willoughby
1.11Denholm Folk Festival - Welcoming Session
22.11GUEST NIGHT - Sunjay

"Sunjay is very much the man of the moment. Not so much the flavour of the month is the flavour of the year." – Living Tradition

You could be forgiven for thinking at first listen that Sunjay is older than his 22 years.

With a relaxed and confident manner, vocal style and mastery of his instrument he walks onto a stage and addresses the audienceas though he is sitting down to play music with a group of close friends; a completely natural approach for a young man who picked up the guitar when he was just 4 years old and hasn’t put it down since.

Sunjay’s style has that natural drift between folk and blues and both camps have recognised his obvious flair. There have been a clutch of award nominations, including winning the Wath Festival Young Performers Award. He also made the final selection for the BBC’s Young Folk Award in 2012, had three nominations at the Exposure Music Awards 2014 and was also recognised by the 2014 British Blues Awards.

Start time for the folk club is 8:30pm, and the local nights and guest night are free entry (all welcome – performers especially welcome).

For bookings and further information please contact Kenny Speirs 

Contact for the Auld Cross Keys Inn – phone
+44 (0)1450 870 305 or fax +44 (0)1450 870 778

or visit their web site

B & B available on-suite,
C.A.M.R.A. Good beer guide and Good pub food guide. Function, Concert
and Conference facilities.

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