Our next Club Night is on Friday 26th July 
8:30 (ish)pm – 11:30 pm, In The Kilmarnock Arms Hotel

Coming Attractions

Our Next Regular Club Nights are on
Friday 26th Jul

Friday 30th Aug

Friday 27th Sep

Coming Soon

Countdown to the next Cruden Bay Folk Club at the Kilmarnock Arms Hotel from 8:30(ish)pm

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Since October 2012, and up until the Covid 19 Lockdown, Cruden Bay Folk Club has been meeting monthly on the last Friday of the month at the Kilmarnock Arms Hotel in Cruden Bay.

During Lockdown, between February 2020 and June 2022, we canceled 27 club nights but we kept things going with our Virtual Club Nights prior to our long-awaited return to the Kilmarnock Arms Hotel on Friday the 30th of September 2022 when normal service resumed.

We have recorded many of the club night performances across the years and  have posted both video and audio playlists on the individual pages dedicated to our club nights in the website menu. We hope you will enjoy watching these recordings and that we can look forward to welcoming you in person to one of our regular Folk Club Nights which are always held in the Kilmarnock Arms Hotel from around 8:30 pm on the last Friday of the month (pandemics and other such catastrophes permitting).

When you think about it, we’ve done a lot to be proud of since October 2012.

Club Nights

Virtual Club Night

Workshops & Concerts

Individual Performers

Songs & Tunes

Videos on this website

Friday 26th July – Club Night, at The Kilmarnock Arms Hotel

Friday 30th August –  Club Night, at The Kilmarnock Arms Hotel

Friday 27th September –  Club Night, at The Kilmarnock Arms Hotel

Friday 25th October –  Club Night, at The Kilmarnock Arms Hotel

Friday 29th November –  Club Night, at The Kilmarnock Arms Hotel

Friday 27th December –  Club Night, at The Kilmarnock Arms Hotel

Wed 1st January 2025 –  New Year’s Day Session, at The Kilmarnock Arms Hotel 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Singing Workshop

Singing Workshop, done and dusted. A BIG Well done to the 25 singers who attended the workshop, and thanks to Morag Sinclair the Workshop leader for delivering such an enjoyable session.
To sees what can be achieved with little or no singing experience, in a very short time, just click here to view the workshop page.
If you’d like to get attend future workshops, keep an eye on this page.
If you are a Workshop Leader interested in leading a singing or instrument workshop, please get in touch and we’ll see if we can set something up.

Women In Music Theme Night

Our regular club night on Friday 31st May 2024 was a celebration of Woman In Music and once again our performers delivered an exceptional programme of entertainment with everything from Judith Durham to Dolly Parton getting the Cruden Bay Folk Club twist.

As ever, the audience showed their appreciation for another great night and broke all records with a bumper fund raiser during the monthly raffle. It has to be said that we have a fantastic club in Cruden Bay and we welcome with open arms old friends and new on the last Friday of every month.

If you didn’t manage along to the Women In Music theme night, you can catch up on all of the performances by clicking here.

Back By Popular Demand

Sir-Reel Clarks

Sir-Reel Clarks is a small family band with diverse and zany ideas. Surreal with a double meaning!

At our club night on 31st March 2023, we were delighted to extend the warmest of welcomes and shine our spotlight on Arron and his dad, Andy Clark.

The Folk Club is delighted to welcome the return of Aaron and Sir-Reel Clarks to a Spotlight Session at our regular club night on Friday 29th March 2024 when we look forward to what is certain to be another excellent night.

To watch their set from 2023, just click here, or on the image opposite.

To Read P&J Article on Aaron published 18th Feb 2024 click here

The Rolling Stones Theme Night

Our regular club night on Friday 27th October was a ‘Rolling Stones Theme Night’, with brilliant interpretations of more than 20 ‘Stones’ songs.

With another great audience turnout on the night supporting the club and the performers, it was definitely one not to be missed! Having said that, if you did miss it, or would like to replay some of the performances again, just click here to visit the Stones Theme Night page.

The Beatles Theme Night

Our regular club night on Friday 28th July was a ‘Beatles Theme Night’, many of the regular performers, including our very own ‘Flab Four’ The Baytles, came together to deliver a programme of 19 Beatles numbers in the ‘open mike’ part of the evening followed by many more fantastic Beatles covers in the session.

All in all, it was another fantastic night at Cruden Bay Folk Club, if you missed it or would like to replay some of the performances again, just click here to visit the Beatles Theme Night page.

John Prine Theme Night

At our regular club night on Friday 28th April, we celebrated the work of the late great American folk singer, John Prine. This short video shows a few of our regulars, Dave Cherry, Brian MaCaulay, Gordon Mackay and Kenny McKenzie put some rehearsal in for one of their chosen,  tracks, ‘I guess they oughta name a drink after you’.

To check out all of the great John Prine covers from the night, just click here

 

We created this little video trailer, which features the Folk Club anthem ‘Cruden Water’, to help us promote up-and-coming events, as you can imagine, it hasn’t been put to too much use during the Coronavirus lockdowns, however, we have started fighting back by holding virtual club nights, and the feedback we’ve received regarding this little video has been great.

We held our first club night in 2012, back then the club was meeting in the Lounge Bar of the Kilmarnock Arms Hotel, and more recently, prior to covid-19, our club nights have been held in the dining room of the Killie, a warm and welcoming space which is ideal for our regulars and visitors. The club has met regularly since 2012 and over the years we’ve captured some great moments on video which you can check out by visiting our video archive page, just click here.

Cruden Bay Based All Female Singers

We warmly welcome anyone interested in singing with others, no matter if you already have experience, or are just thinking about giving it a go, you’ll find it comes easily amongst like-minded others, so don’t waste time thinking about it, get in touch, or come along, our contact details are listed below.

We meet every Tuesday evening at

Port Erroll (Cruden Bay) Village Hall – 7.30 pm to 9 pm

For much more information and contact details, click here

Bratach Bana – Fund Raising CD

In 2006 a group of local musicians formed a band called Bratach Bana who recorded the highly acclaimed album, Shetland Lights.

At the heart of Bratach Bana was our Folk Club Secretary Scott Thompson, who along with 5 other talented performers launched their seminal album at the 2007 Stonehaven Folk Festival.

Cruden Bay Folk Club is pleased to announce that we now have in our possession the remaining copies of this fantastic album and they are now on sale through the club for just £5.00 (plus post and packaging if required), with all proceeds going towards the club’s charity fund.

Looking for more like us ?

Scotland has a rich wealth of musical talent and has clubs like ours in every corner of the country. We are delighted to share information and contact details on other clubs so if you’d like us to link to your website just drop us an email at [email protected] and we’ll be delighted to give you a shout-out and share your details with our visitors, perhaps we could ask you to reciprocate by linking to our website from yours, you know it makes sense.

A Traditional Music Library: - A large collection of traditional, folk, and roots music with lyrics, chords, sheet music and midis. Includes Bluegrass, Old-time, Irish, Scottish, Country, Children's songs, Christian, Session tunes etc. Also large collection of music theory, reference and research works.

Folk Club Workshops and Concerts

Over the years the Folk Club has hosted a wide variety of Workshops and Concerts including the popular ‘Percussion’ workshops led by Angus McCurrach from Huggadrum