Denholm Folk Festival

The 17th Annual Denholm Folk Festival ~ 2021.

Yes, the 2021 folk festival is definitely on

4th to 7th November

Covid19 Rules (for Village Hall)

  • Sign in on arrival.
  • Use sanitiser regularly.
  • Wearing masks is advisory when moving around but not compulsory.
  • Maintain social distancing where possible.
  • The Hall will be cleaned each night- surfaces, handles, light switches etc.
  • Hall buying fogger for thorough clean.

Thursday 4th November
8.00pmAuld Cross Keys Inn

Welcoming Session
Friday 5th November
8.00pmDenholm Village Hall
Rab Noakes
Rab Noakes continues to be an unstoppable force to be reckoned with in the world of music in Scotland and beyond.

Rab Noakes

John Wrightson Band
Live performances involve a variety of combinations of band members.
For longer sets and booked gigs our third member Kenny Jobson, vocals and guitars, joins us and until recently our fourth member was Frank Porter, vocals, bass and guitar, though unfortunately, health issues prevent him from performing at the moment. However some years ago Joan's daughter, Jane was a regular band member with her violin. Now that her family has grown she once again joins the band at gigs when her work allows.
John Wrightson Band
11pmDenholm Village Hall – Festival Club

Late-night session
Saturday 6th
All DaySessions in Fox & Hounds, Cross Keys and Festival ClubFree
8pmDenholm Village Hall
Cathryn Craig and Brian Willoughby
Individually they have worked with the likes of the Righteous Brothers, Shel Silverstein, Mary Hopkin, Strawbs and Nancy Griffith.
Now they are front of stage singing and playing their own brand of acoustic guitar-based material.
A Cathryn Craig and Brian Willoughby show will have you tapping your feet, joining in the choruses, enjoying their stories and being in awe of Cathryn's great singing and Brian's inventive guitar playing.
Cathryn & Brian

Beth Malcolm
Beth Malcolm is a folk-inspired singer/songwriter and keys player.
Beth’s latest release, the Choose My Company EP, is stripped back, distinctly Scottish, and rooted in a sense of place. She has frequently performed at the Glasgow Star; appeared at Orkney Folk Festival and The Carrying Stream in 2019, and won Edinburgh Folk Club’s songwriting competition. In January 2020, Beth won a prestigious ‘Danny’ award at Celtic Connections. Most recently, Beth’s song Leavin’ Loch Leven was announced as a winner of Fèis Rois and NatureScot’s In Tune With Nature project.Beth Malcolm
11pmDenholm Village Hall – Festival Club

Late-night session
Sunday 7th
All DaySessions in Fox & Hounds, Cross Keys
and Festival Club

Click here for Picture Gallery – Now with 2021 images    Rab Noakes

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

Sessions and a licensed bar are available all weekend in the Festival Club, Lesser Hall. (Sorry no meals this year).

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