2020 CALENDAR

23rd January, 2020 - 8pm

 

Celebrate the work of Robert Burns at our annual Burns Night (near enough) event. We are grateful to the Golf Hotel for hosting and providing their fine haggis, neeps and tatties (included in the admission price). Sing, play, recite or just listen. Always a good fun show.

The Golf Hotel

£5

Burns' Night

12th March, 2020 - 8pm

 

Always a fun night. An opportunity to come along and sing or play or just listen. We have a very high standard of both local and visiting performers. What can go wrong for just a pound?

Bring your own bottle and glass.

Crail Town Hall

£1

Singers' Night

23rd April, 2020 - 8pm

 

Always a fun night. An opportunity to come along and sing or play or just listen. We have a very high standard of both local and visiting performers. What can go wrong for just a pound?

Bring your own bottle and glass.

Crail Town Hall

£1

Singers' Night

11th June, 2020- 8pm

 

Jenn Butterworth is one of Scotland’s foremost female guitarists, and has toured extensively with the award winning Anna Massie Band. As an accompanist she is in high demand, her most recent collaborations have involved Songs of Separation, Phil Cunningham and Fiddler’s Bid. Last seen in Crail with Robyn Stapleton and Claire Hastings. Laura-Beth Salter takes influence from the Oldtime and Bluegrass music that her parents played whilst she was growing up in Lincolnshire. After spending time studying a Traditional Music Degree in Newcastle she became heavily involved in the folk scene. She is a founding member of The Shee and a member of The MacLean Project led by Dougie MacLean. As well as touring with their duo, Jenn and Laura-Beth are also members of Kinnaris Quintet.

Crail Town Hall

£8

Jenn Butterworth &
Laura-Beth Salter

23rd July, 2020 - 7:45pm

 

Once again we join forces with CRAIL FESTIVAL with an exciting double bill of MALINKY & EDWINA HAYES.

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

A welcome return of Crail favourite Edwina Hayes following the postponement of her 2019 show due to illness. She has appeared to sell out audiences at both the folk club and Festival. In the meantime the great and the good like Michael Parkinson, Nanci Griffith, Cameron Diaz and the Guardian continue to be very happy with what they’ve heard so far. Supporting Van Morrison went well too!

Crail Community Hall

£12

Malinky &
Edwina Hayes

10th September, 2020 - 8pm

 

Always a fun night. An opportunity to come along and sing or play or just listen. We have a very high standard of both local and visiting performers. What can go wrong for just a pound?

Bring your own bottle and glass.

Crail Town Hall

£1

Singers' Night

22nd October, 2020 - 8pm

 

The daughter of an opera singer and a saxophonist, Kelly Hunt was raised in Memphis, TN, and grew up performing other people’s works through piano lessons, singing in choirs, and performing theatre. “It was a very creative, artistic household,” says Hunt. During her teenage years, influenced by musical inspirations as diverse as Norah Jones, Rachmaninov, and John Denver, she began writing her own songs on the piano as a creative outlet. After moving to Kansas City and discovering her mysterious Depression-era tenor banjo, Hunt began recording Even The Sparrow in Kansas City alongside collaborator Stas’ Heaney. We are lucky to have Kelly on her second UK tour.

Crail Town Hall

£8

Kelly Hunt with
Stas' Heaney

10th December, 2020 - 8pm

 

Why not come along to our legendary Christmas Party.  Free mince pies and, of course, a raffle plus load of great floor spots make this a great start to the festive period.

Crail Town Hall

£0

Christmas Party

13th February, 2020 - 8pm

 

Claire Hastings is a Scottish folksinger, songwriter and ukulele player based in Glasgow. In 2015 she earned the prestigious title of BBC Radio Scotland's Young Traditional Musician of the Year, and has since delighted audiences at home and abroad with her 'natural, effortless Scots voice.' Her third appearance in Crail will be as successful as the first two and a great start to the year’s guest programme. Claire will be accompanied by Pablo Lafuente last seen at the club in November with Josie Duncan.

Crail Town Hall

£8

Claire Hastings &
Pablo Lafuente

26th March, 2020 - 8pm

 

"Sung from the soul... every track is a joy"

An accomplished soloist and collaborator...Becky spent the early 2000's recording solo albums locally, whilst gigging far and wide and supporting the likes of Pentangle, Fairport Convention and Barbara Dickson.

Further close collaboration with Ashley Hutchings (Fairport, Steeleye Span, The Albion Band) followed, with a UK-wide tour of Ash's "Shakespeare to Sonnets" show plus the premiere of "Fairport Beginnings" concept at Cropredy Festival in 2017.

Crail Town Hall

£8

Becky Mills

14th May, 2020 - 8pm

 

Her award-winning musicianship, distinctive chocolatey vocals and mastery of the song writing craft have led reviewers to describe Sarah McQuaid as a “triple threat”. Add to that a warm, charismatic stage presence, five critically acclaimed solo albums and a battery of instruments including acoustic and electric guitars, drum and piano — and you’ve got a one-woman powerhouse who defies categorisation because there simply isn’t anyone else out there quite like her. Not to be missed!

Crail Town Hall

£8

Sarah McQuaid

25th June, 2020 - 8pm

 

Always a fun night. An opportunity to come along and sing or play or just listen. We have a very high standard of both local and visiting performers. What can go wrong for just a pound?

Bring your own bottle and glass.

Crail Town Hall

£1

Singers' Night

13th August, 2020 - 8pm

 

Always a fun night. An opportunity to come along and sing or play or just listen. We have a very high standard of both local and visiting performers. What can go wrong for just a pound?

Bring your own bottle and glass.

Crail Town Hall

£1

Singers' Night

24th September, 2020 - 8pm

 

Two of the most dynamic musicians in folk music strike sparks off each other in an exciting cross generational duo.  With repertoire ranging from Bluegrass songs to Northumbrian rants; from Jazzy ballads to Old Time reels their performance combines high energy with world class musicianship.

"Nifty fun with bags of wow factor"
FRoots

Crail Town Hall

£10

Dan Walsh &
Alistair Anderson

12th November, 2020 - 8pm

 

Two of Scotland’s most revered multi-instrumentalists, Mairearad Green (accordion and bagpipes) and Anna Massie (guitar, banjo, fiddle) are a truly captivating duo, providing a highly energetic performance with an instantly warm and friendly stage presence.

A return visit, after a sell-out the first time, as a duo, and who can forget Anna in Blazing Fiddles last year. Definitely one to book.

Crail Town Hall

£10

Anna Massie &
Maireared Green

27th February, 2020 - 8pm

 

A re-scheduled  guest night from last year sees the very welcome return of Rachel Newton. Harp player and singer extraordinaire, and no mean violin and viola player with a set list that includes Dolly Parton’s ‘Jolene’. Yet another multi award winner visiting the club – solo and with her bands the Shee and the Furrow Collective. Book now to be sure!

Crail Town Hall

£8

Rachel Newton

9th April, 2020 - 8pm

 

Singer and guitarist, Ireland’s Jack Badcock is a hugely experienced performer, having toured extensively around the world, predominantly as frontman and founding member of his award winning world-folk band Dallahan.

“Subtle guitar…Exquisitely modulated vocals” - The Scotsman

 “Startling adaptations of traditional material” - The Courier

Crail Town Hall

£8

Jack Badcock

28th May, 2020 - 8pm

 

There are few artists more respected in the genre or more in demand in the studio, as a songwriter and as a performer.  A few recent highlights included:

2009 St. Patrick's Day  -  Performed as duo of Liz Carroll/John Doyle for President Obama, the full U.S Congress, Vice-President Biden, and then Taoiseach Brian Cowan
2010  Received Grammy Nomination for "Best Traditional World Album" for "Double Play" Liz Carroll and John Doyle
2008-2010  Toured with Joan Baez as her Music Director/guitarist/singer

 

Crail Town Hall

£10

John Doyle

9th July, 2020 - 8pm

 

To follow

Crail Town Hall

£8

To be Confirmed

27th August, 2020 - 8pm

 

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Crail Town Hall

£8

To be Confirmed

8th October, 2020 - 8pm

 

Three-time Canadian Folk Music Award nominee, Sarah Jane Scouten's music delivers a signature mix of vintage folk and country music, with modern sounds and subjects. An ever expanding palette brings a freshness to her brand of ambient indie Americana -- or "space-country" as she likes to call it. It's as relevant to today as it is rooted in the music of her forebears. Touring throughout North America and Europe, this seasoned performer boasts a top-notch live band and considerable acclaim for her last three full-length albums.

Crail Town Hall

£8

Sarah Jane Scouten

26th November, 2020 - 8pm

 

Over thirty-seven years and stronger than ever! "North Sea Gas" is one of Scotland's most popular folk bands with great vocals and tremendous three part harmonies. Guitars, Mandolin, Fiddle, Bouzouki, Harmonica, Whistles, Bodhrans, Banjo and good humour are all part of the entertainment. They have received Gold and Silver Disc awards from the Scottish Music Industry Association and regularly have sold out shows at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and around the world!

Crail Town Hall

£8

North Sea Gas