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12th March, 2024, 8pm – Curmudgeon

Curmudgeon by name – very not curmudgeonly by nature!

Curmudgeon in action

Donald Gorman, Laurie Brett and Andrew Macintyre are Curmundgeon and are old pals (by which we mean we’ve known them a long time).

Donald plays fiddle, mandola and mandolin and adds accompanying vocals. Laurie is a fine guitar player who does most of the singing., from Essex, although having been in Scotland since 1979 he is considered by some to be an adopted Scot! Laurie also occasionally plays whistle. Andrew plays Scottish small pipes and various whistles as well as providing vocals.

Expect an evening of fine music, fun and laughter – these are good

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Meets every Tuesday in the Shottstown Miners’ Club
which has good disabled access(*) and closes at 10 or 10.30pm.

We meet in the Miners’ Club‘s lounge bar – a large, comfortable (but also cheery and COSY!) room that is large enough for most of our concerts and all of our singers’ nights. We will also be able to use the club’s large function room for any larger concerts, apart from the occasional collaboration with our pals in Penicuik Community Arts Association.

The only other things you need to know is that there is a good car park  and that the door may be locked when you arrive, but a member of the club’s staff will open it very quickly if you ring the wee bell!

If you want to join us via Zoom, please let us know through the contact form.
We’re happy to welcome you as a singer, player, or listener … all are valuable.

Now for the rest of the normal web page …
We are a small-but-perfectly-formed(!), broad-minded and friendly folk club. We have a concert once/month (roughly) and a friendly, hosted, songs-and-tunes session from 8-10pm on all other Tuesdays (except when that falls on something like Christmas Day).

We enjoy and welcome all sorts of music – from big ballads to country classics and from tempestuous tunes to poignant pibrochs. Our “hosted” singing/tune sessions offer a relaxed and supportive evening of listening, joining in, airing your new songs or finding your musical feet. If you want to chat about what we do before trying us out – please contact us using the contact form or ring Alan on 01968 678610.

Singer's night in the Roadhouse, late 2013
Singer’s night, late 2013

There are other folk clubs run by our friends in the Edinburgh area – for example Edinburgh, Leith , Balerno and Nitten. We try to support rather than compete with one another! We also work with the Penicuik Community Arts Association – a group with broader interests than folk music, but often overlapping with ours.

We’ve started work on a fuller set of FOLK LINKS to help you to find other sources of folkish enjoyment in our area!