Denholm Folk Festival

The 16th Annual Denholm Folk Festival ~ Thursday 31st October to Sunday 3rd November 2019.

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Thursday 31st October
8.30pmAuld Cross Keys Inn

Welcoming Session
Friday 1st November
8.00pmDenholm Village Hall

Flossie Malavialle
Flossie Malavialle is a French-born singer who has been based in the North East of England since 2002. Several years on, she has become an accomplished performer playing at folk clubs and festivals all over the UK (and beyond) and supporting acts such as Fairport Convention and Show of Hands.

Flossie’s powerful yet sensitive rendition of songs combined with her quaint northern twang and humorous banter will no doubt entertain and leave you with a smile 🙂

Her collection of 13 albums (so far) is a reminder of how much work and dedication she has put into her music career: from well established folk songs to jazz standards, from blues numbers to Edith Piaf and Jacques Brel’s classics, her wide répertoire appeals to all. Scroll down to listen to one of Flossie's latest tracks "Girls' night out" by The Judds.


Northern Company
Combining the influences of classical and jazz styles into a range of traditional and contemporary tunes and songs, Northern Company is a band based in Scotland and the north of England. By arranging their music into fresh and exciting sets, the band are definitely one to watch out for over the coming year. With vocals and bodhran by Niamh Boadle, accordion by Sam Mabbett, piano by Michael Biggins, guitar by Scott Turnbull, and fiddles by Eryn Rae and Scott Martin, they have a wonderful variety of input from each of the members, contributing to the sound that won them the 2016 Danny Kyle Award at the Celtic Connections music festival.

Northern Company
11pm – 1amDenholm Village Hall – Festival Club

Late Night Extra! with the Harbour Band
Saturday 2nd
All DaySessions in Fox & Hounds, Cross Keys and Festival ClubFree

8pmDenholm Village Hall

Paul Walker & Karen Pfeiffer
The Anglo-German duo Paul Walker & Karen Pfeiffer hails from Staffordshire, although Karen is originally from Stuttgart, Germany, where Paul ‘discovered’ her busking in a city centre park. He invited her to perform in England and the two of them have now been playing music together since 2012.

With their unique onstage-chemistry and their widely praised harmonies, Paul & Karen entertain and engage their audiences “in a likeable, humorous style”. Together with their own beautifully written songs which have begun to gain well-deserved attention, they present unique interpretations of classics from folk icons such as Richard Thompson, Dougie MacLean, Jimmy MacCarthy or Christy Moore. Altogether, “songs with groove and goosebumps guaranteed”, as the Stuttgart press put it recently.

Paul Walker & Karen Pfeiffer

Paul Downes
Paul's sensitive and yet fun approach to his live performances puts him among the most respected artists on the British acoustic music scene today.

He has been introduced (much to his embarrassment) as one of the greatest acoustic guitarists in the world. It is easy to see why when you see the dazzling array of styles he performs with effortless brilliance, but at the same time, he considers himself as a singer of songs, rather than a guitar technician.

Paul has a rich musical background that has progressed through working with Phil Beer, The Arizona Smoke Revue, Pete Seeger and, currently, The Joyce Gang.

Eight albums with bands, three highly acclaimed solo albums and over one hundred and fifty session credits have still left time for Paul to tour every concert venue, theatre and festival in Britain, plus many tours in the USA and Europe. Cabaret in the West Indies and news reading on US radio are but two other strings to his guitar.

A great performance guaranteed! Catch him live.

Paul Downes

“One of the great traditional Scottish bands” - Folk World

Continuing on their distinctive mission as contemporary champions of traditional Scots song, Malinky return to launch their 20th Anniversary Album HANDSEL, produced by Greentrax Recordings.

Their current four-piece line-up, centred on the outstanding voices of Fiona Hunter, Steve Byrne, and Mark Dunlop also features award-winning composer Mike Vass, with instrumentation including bouzouki, guitar, fiddle, whistle, bodhrán and cello.

11pm – 1amDenholm Village Hall – Festival Club

Late night session
Sunday 4th
All DaySessions in Fox & Hounds, Cross Keys
and Festival Club

Denholm Kirk

Farewell Concert

Ticket hotline 01450 860 758 / 07852 129062 or e-mail

Free sessions all weekend in the Auld Cross Keys, The Fox and Hounds & Festival Club only.

Sessions, licensed bar and meals available all weekend in the Festival Club, Lesser Hall.

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