Wednesday 3rd April will be a Singers Night at Irvine Folk Club. It’s a change to the published programme and gives a welcome opportunity to that stalwart category – Floor Singers – to take centre stage.
Floor Singers are the backbone of any good Folk Music Club and over its 46 plus years, the Irvine Club has been blessed by having a steady stream of fine singers and musicians as well as the occasional poet and storyteller. The importance of Floor Singers cannot be overstated.
It’s one thing playing in the comfort and privacy of your own home: it’s quite another performing in front of real people and hats off to those brave enough to make the transition. On Wednesday 3rd the Singers Night will be an informal night with many of the weel kent Floor Singers at Irvine taking part as well as some not so familiar.
The Singers Night at Irvine Folk Club starts at 8pm in Vineburgh Community Centre, Quarry Road and it’s BYOB.
39th Girvan Folk Festival
Looking ahead, the 39th Girvan Folk Festival runs from Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th May. They have a tried and tested formula – good singers and musicians playing at concerts and workshops and sessions galore in Girvan’s Hostelries. Ticket prices remain very good value and there’s a supervised campsite too. All info on Girvan at www.girvanfolkfestival.co.uk
Looking further ahead, The Knockengorroch World Ceilidh festival takes place 23rd -26th May. The organisers’ description of the event says it’s ‘outrageously good fun’. So, mark your diary and make your way to the Water of Deugh in the Carsphairn Hills for this amazing gathering!