Bob Wood – 9th August

9th Aug – Bob Wood

Bob Wood is a Scots-born folk singer and finger-style guitar player from London. Performing with an easygoing sense of humour, his vocal style, guitar arrangements and song interpretations have been described as displaying rare sensitivity, lightness of touch and technique.

12th July – Tanninzie

Daria Kulesh was originally advertised for this date but after a mix up she has kindly agreed to a postponement of her gig to the 24th of July 2024!
Tanninzie was asked to step in at short notice and has kindly done so, they are also playing the club in October but as a band that originally started out during the 70’s folk revival, we’re sure they have plenty of songs to fill both nights.

The band today has three members consisting of Fiona Campbell ( lead vocals ), Ken Lorimer ( vocals and guitar ) and Mik Shaw ( vocals and electric bass). Expect to hear some harmony singing, fine playing and a broad range of material.

28th June – The John Ward Trio


John has achieved an excellent reputation as a writer of powerful, thought-provoking and witty folk songs that often draw upon his life in a gritty port town and his wider travels in the world.

After a life travelling on the road and making music, in 2014, Les Woodley, joined forces with John and Lynne to bring a fuller sound to these excellent songs that often capture the spirit of the times, and to perform them at folk clubs and festivals across the UK. The Trio also draws on its wider repertoire of traditional and contemporary songs and tunes, particularly songs suited to chorus singing. The Trio majors on powerful 3-part harmonies, accompanied by acoustic guitar, bodhran, harmonica, double bass, mandolin, accordion and whistles. All self-taught musicians who are no strangers to busking, the Trio’s performances are authentic and from the heart. Their choice of material, variety of instruments, versatility and engaging humour, not to mention John’s blistering bodhran solos, blend to delight and entertain folk audiences in intimate venues and bigger stages alike.

” …magnificent songs … killer harmonies …” — Grapevine

14th June – Bob Fox

Irvine Folk Club welcomes Bob Fox Wednesday the 14th of June!

With almost 50 years on the British folk scene, Bob has been described as “possessing one of the best folksinging voices in England and he evokes the world of the miners and, in general, the songs of the northeast, with power and clarity.”

A truly adaptable performer, Bob exceeds as a solo artist as well as in his numerous collaborations. At various points throughout his career, Bob has paired up with North-Eastern singer and fiddle player, Tom McConville, former Lindisfarne front-man, Billy Mitchell, as well as forming the popular folk duo, Fox and Luckley, with former Hedgehog Pie singer, guitarist and bass guitarist, Stu Luckley. Fox and Luckley became a popular attraction on the UK folk scene and supported Richard and Linda Thompson and Ralph McTell on major British tours. After ceasing the partnership with Luckley in 1982 to pursue individual projects, Fox has maintained a successful career as a solo folk performer for over 30 years.

During the 1990s, together with Benny Graham he developed a multi-media show documenting the coal mining communities of Durham and Northumberland, which led to the CD “How Are You Off For Coals”, featuring a selection of mining songs. In 2006 Fox, along with a range of other top UK folk artists, was involved in providing performances for the “2006 Radio Ballads” commissioned by BBC Radio, and in 2009 he performed in the part of “Songman” in the highly acclaimed West End production of War Horse which played in the West End for 18 months and was subsequently toured for another eighteen months around Britain, Ireland and South Africa.


31st May – Dougie MacKenzie and Brian Miller

We look forward to welcoming Dougie MacKenzie and Brian Miller this Wednesday at the Irvine Folk Club!

From a background singing in Gaelic choirs and the famed Inverness Folk Song Club, Dougie MacKenzie has become known as one of Scotland’s best interpreters of traditional song. He is drawn to Scots ballad language and the stories it carries to us from the past, and has won singing competitions at many traditional folk festivals. His singing was nominated for an award in 2019’s MG Alba Trad Awards.

Brian Miller is one of Scotland’s foremost singers and guitarists, with extensive performing and recording credits, including with The Laggan and Arthur Johnstone, Swan Arcade, The Great Fife Road Show, Tom Paxton, The Singing Kettle, in Ian McCalman’s production ‘Far, Far from Ypres’ and with his daughter Siobhan Miller.

22nd March – Tommy Sands

Tommy makes a very welcome return to Irvine this Wednesday. His last tour was cancelled because of Covid. We look forward to listening to songs and stories as only he can tell. Tommy first visited Irvine in 1973 with the Sands Family. Some of you are too young to remember but those of us who can, remember some very happy times.