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8-10 October, 2004

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We've been doing this for 20 years now - come and celebrate with us!

Friday - Saturday - Sunday

Friday 8th October

7.30pm - Open Hosted Sessions

The session

Penicuik Folk Club Old Guard
Come and meet the Clubees - share a song, tune or tale with us!
Navaar House Hotel, 7.30pm: Free!

Saturday 9th October

Daytime - Workshops

Lori Watson

Fiddle with Lori Watson
Learn tunes and styles from the Borders tradition with a rising star(see below for more information on Lori!).
Community Arts Centre, 4, West St., 2.00pm: Free!

Rod Patterson, Wendy Stewart and Gary West

Song arranging with Rod Patterson, Wendy Stewart and Gary West
How to take that step from song to performance (see below for more information on Rod Patterson, Wendy Stewart and Gary West!).
Navaar House Hotel, 2.00pm: Free!

7.30pm - All Star Concert

Rod Patterson, Wendy Stewart and Gary West

Rod Patterson, Wendy Stewart and Gary West
All ex-Ceolbeg, this is a trio of extremely fine musicians. Rod Patterson is known to many as the lead singer of the Easy club and the recently re-formed (and previous guests of the Penicuik Festival) Jock Tamson's Bairns. Rod also has a number of very fine solo recordings. Gary West is a smashing piper with his own CD and Wendy Stewart is a Clarsach and concertina player extraordionarre. Expect some fabulous musicianship form this new colaberation.

Eddie Walker

Eddie Walker
Eddie Walker is one of the UK's most entertaining and most skilled guitarists. He's a fine singer to boot, whose tastes are eclectic - from blues, rags, hillbilly country, British and American folk to original songs. Eddie's an engaging performer and always takes a concert apart ... in the nicest possible sense!

Adam McNaughtan

Adam McNaughtan
"The Jeely Piece", "Oor Hamlet" and "Cholesterol" to name but a few - these songs have become (in)famous. The bit that the lay person often doesn't know is that they were all written by our third guest. An ex schoolteacher from Glasgow, Adam brings wit and wisdom wherever he performs - we are delighted to welcome him back exactly ten years after his previous appearance at a Penicuik Folk Festival.
Navaar House Hotel: £10, OAP/Student/UB40 £8

Sunday 10th October

12.00pm - Traditional Singing Competition


Traditional Singing Competition Two contrasting, traditional, unaccompanied Scottish songs are all you need and you could find yourself the proud owner of the Edinburgh Crystal trophy! See the 2002 Festival photos for a picture of the previous prize! Visit The TMSA website!
Navaar House Hotel: 50p to enter, spectators Free!

2.00pm - Youth Showcase

Harriet Bartlett

Harriet Bartlett
Harriet Bartlett is a disgracefully talented young accordionist and also a song connoisseur. Her first CD received strong reviews from UK folk magazines for its entertaining blend of sensitive through to gratuitously flashy (!) box playing and sensitive singing. Expect an enthusastic performance, peppered with youthful humour.

Penicuik High School Music Group

Penicuik High School Music Group
Folk music has been "raising its profile" gently in Scottish schools and there are some real hot-spots in Midlothian. Our own Penicuik High School boasts some excellent young Clarsach players, fiddlers and singers and a group of them will be performing at our youth concert to turn the focus on local talent.

Lori Watson

Lori Watson
Lori is a recent graduate Glasgow Royal Acadamy's Traditional Music Course. Aside from her current Ph.D research into Borders fiddle music, she can also be heard with Border's Young Fiddlers and has toured with other current and ex-graduates of the acadamy. She is rapidly becoming Scotland's new fiddle star and we welcome her to Penicuik while we can still afford her!
Navaar House Hotel: £5, OAP/Student/UB40 £4

4.00pm - Open Hosted Session

The session

Penicuik Folk Club Old Guard
We finish as we started with some great music from regulars with old and new friends
Navaar House Hotel: Free!


All Star Concert: £10, OAP/Student/UB40 £8
Youth Showcase: £5, OAP/Student/UB40 £4
Weekend:£14, OAP/Student/UB40 £11

To book tickets please contact:

Barbara Gillespie,
6, Kirkhill Way,
EH26 8HH.
Tel: +44 (0)1968 678 397,

For more information please contact:

Alan Murray, Tel: +44 (0)1968 678 610, email
Brian Miller, Tel: +44 (0)1968 678 673, email
Or use the webform

Public Transport from Edinburgh:

LRT (Red/White) Buses: 37, 37A, X47, X37, 15, 15A and N37 (night bus). Buses in bold type may stop outside the Navaar - please ask the driver for "Bog Road"! First Bus (Green/White): 62 (Peebles). For all journeys please visit Traveline.


Hotels: Navaar House Hotel (+44 (0)1968 672 683), Cragiebield House Hotel (+44 (0)1968 671 610). Please write, 'phone or email for details on camping.

Penicuik Folk Festival could not exist without support from our sponsors. Please visit their websites by clicking on the logos and tell them we sent you!:

Scottish Arts Council Edinburgh Crystal Midlothian Council The Royal Bank of Scotland Navaar House Hotel

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