Our next Club Night is on Friday 29th March
8:30 (ish)pm – 11:30 pm, In The Kilmarnock Arms Hotel
Sir Reel Clarks
At Our Club Night
On 29th March
Countdown to the next Cruden Bay Folk Club at the Kilmarnock Arms Hotel from 8:30(ish)pm
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 kept things going with our Virtual Club Nights before our long-awaited return to the Kilmarnock Arms Hotel on Friday the 30th September 2022 when normal service resumed.
We have compiled a great deal of content across the years which you will find in both the archive section and the individual pages dedicated to our club nights in the site menu. We hope you will enjoy 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).
Look at what we’ve achieved in our first 11 years
Virtual Club Night
Songs & Tunes
Workshops & Concerts
When you think about it, we’ve done a lot to be proud of since October 2012.
Monday 1st January – New Year’s Day Session, at The Kilmarnock Arms Hotel 2:00 – 5:00 pm
Friday 29th March – Club Night (Spotlight on Sir Reel Clarks), and St. Patrick’s Day Theme Night at The Kilmarnock Arms Hotel
Friday 26th April – C lub Night, at The Kilmarnock Arms Hotel
Friday 24th May – Club Night, (Woman in music Theme Night) at The Kilmarnock Arms Hotel
Friday 28th June – Club Night, at The Kilmarnock Arms Hotel
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.
Back By Popular Demand
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 – 7.30pm to 9pm
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.
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Folk Club Workshops and Concerts
Keep an eye on this page for the confirmed dates of future events, workshops and concerts.
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