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 & 2019 are:-

15.11Session
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.
Sunjay
13.12Session
(2019) 10.1 Session
24.1 Session
7.2Session
16.2DENHOLM BURNS SUPPER
21.2Session
7.3GUEST NIGHT - Jez Lowe

As Mike Harding said recently, “No-one else writes or sounds like Jez Lowe”, and chances are, even if you’ve never heard the man himself, you’ll have heard his songs, sung at festivals, club-gigs, open-mikes or on CD, by the great and good, the professional and the enthusiast, the young and not-so-young. What higher accolade could a songwriter hope for?

‘Jez Lowe is one of our finest songwriters.’ BBC Radio 2


Jez Lowe
21.3Session
4.4Session
18.4Session
2.5GUEST NIGHT - Tom McConville

“One of the greatest violinists I've ever heard and by far the biggest influence in my music - A true master”
Seth Lakeman

“Virtuoso musicianship with fantastic singing - an audience wild with joy”
Sidmouth Festival

“Magnificent playing and singing. The crowd were ecstatic”
Warwick Festival

“There are many fine fiddle players but every now and then you hear a player with such humanity and finesse it shines like a beacon in the tradition. Such a player is Tom McConville”
Geoff Hughes


Tom McConville
16.5Session
30.5Session
13.6Session
27.6GUEST NIGHT - Ian Bruce

Ian Bruce is one of the best known faces on the Scottish folk scene and a wonderful ambassador for the Scottish singer/songwriter genre, all over Europe and beyond.

His voice has strength and accuracy, his guitar playing is excellent and his songs are beautifully crafted. In these days of amazing instrumentalists and controlled, tuneful singers, Ian is very much a performer to be reckoned with, a gem of the scene who presents his songs with raw emotion, backed up by a joyful and interactive relationship with his audience; a quality so often missing in the current folk scene.

Ian McCalman, (The McCalmans) January 2018

Ian Bruce
27.7LLL FUNDRAISING CONCERT
8.8Session
22.8Session
5.9Session
7.9JUDY DINNING MEMORIAL CONCERT
19.9GUEST NIGHT - James Keelaghan

Called Canada’s finest singer-songwriter by one of the most respected and lauded music journalists of the last 50 years, James Keelaghan is an artist who has proven to be a man for all seasons.

As the calendar pages have turned, for almost a quarter of a century now, this poet laureate of the folk and roots music world has gone about his work with a combination of passion, intent and intensity, and curiosity.

Fusing his insatiable appetite for finding the next unique storyline Keelaghan also forges his pieces with brilliantly defined craftsmanship and a monogrammed artistic vision, making him one of the most distinctive and readily identifiable voices of not only the Canadian scene but as a member of the international singer-songwriter community.
James Keelaghan
3.10Session
17.10Session

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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