29th June sees the first visit to Irvine by duo Milton Hide. Milton Hide are couple Jim and Josie Tipler – check their website miltonhide.com
On Wednesday 13th July there will be no club night at Vineburgh. Instead we will all travel by bus (at no cost to members) to a concert in Ayr Gaiety by Ayrshire Folk for Ukraine. This concert will be headed by Alastair McDonald, Fraser and Ian Bruce with Gavin Paterson supported by Dalrymple Ladies Ukes Orchestra.
There will also be a guest appearance by Ukrainian musician Vlada Kupriyanova. Looking forward to a good night.
Paul Walker and Karen Pfeiffer will be the guests at Irvine Folk Club on Wednesday 18th May.
This will be Paul and Karen’s first visit to Irvine and we look forward to hearing them. Check their webpage paulwalkermusic.co.uk
On Thursday 19th May there will be a repeat of the Folk Club/Festival’s appearance on Eggheads (20th July 2017) at 13.45pm on BBC2. Our team of Stewart Durham, Rab Noakes, Fraser Bruce, Kris Koren and John Weatherby with Pete Heywood as reserve didn’t manage to beat the Eggheads but they did well and we were very proud of them.
What we’ll do to get a plug for the Festival!
We look forward to welcoming Eilidh and Mark to Irvine Folk Club on Wednesday 20th April. This is a change from the flyer as Judy Cook had to cancel her UK tour due to Covid. Eilidh and Mark had been booked twice and postponed due to lockdown so delighted that at last we’re able to have them in Irvine.
Check their website www.eilidhandmark.com
Our long awaited return visit of Tommy Sands has had to be postponed due to Tommy testing positive for Covid.
Tommy is very disappointed and this gig will now take place on Wednesday 23rd March 2023. Chloe Matharu will now be the guest that night. Another change to the flyer: Judy Cook has cancelled her UK tour because of Covid and the guest on that date (April 20th) will be Eilidh Steel and Mark Neal. Strange times.
Alastair McDonald will be the guest at Irvine Folk Club tomorrow night 9th February. Its BYOB and the club starts at 8pm. Admission £8 non members £6 members. Memberships are now due £15 for the year. We will follow Covid
rules for the safety of our members.
Unfortunately the 2022 opening night at Irvine Folk Club with Ian Bruce has had to be postponed due to Covid. Ian has agreed to reschedule so he will now appear on 15th June 2022. Hopefully our next club night on January 26th will go ahead with Brooks Williams. Who can ever forget Brooks on the Friday night of Marymass Folk Festival 2018.
Stephen and Pernille need to introduction to Irvine and will be our very welcome guests on Wednesday. This will be our last club night of 2021 and its been a very strange year. The new flyer is ready for the first few months of 2022 and there are some very good acts coming up. We will adhere to Covid rules. You will be required to wear masks while moving around but can remove them when seated. In view of the latest numbers you may wish to keep your mask on at all times but NO ONE will be allowed entry without a mask. Our aim is to keep our members as safe as we can to try and avoid another lock down. Come along and enjoy a good Christmas night as Irvine Folk Club.
Tim Edey will be the guest at Irvine Folk Club on Wednesday. A welcome return to Irvine for Tim. He was here last just before lockdown and we had a great night. Looking forward to seeing everyone on Wednesday.