Falkirk & District

Arts and Civic Council

Promoting the Arts and

Civic Amenity in Falkirk

Classic Music Live!






Welcome to Classic Music Live! Falkirk, Falkirk and District's best source for live classical music. Please look round our web site at www.classicmusicfalkirk.co.uk and check out this season's wonderful concert series. You can order tickets for individual concerts or, even better, why not join the club by buying a season ticket which gives you a discount on the 6 concert series(does not include the two lunchtime concerts) and includes membership of CML!F.


Having celebrated 25 years of promoting classical chamber music concerts in the town, we continue to bring Scottish-based and internationally renowned artists to the Falkirk area. The performers range from instrumental and vocal soloists through duos, trios and quartets up to choirs and small orchestras. A quick look at our current season's programme will give you an idea of the range of music we cover.


We are grateful for the financial support given by Enterprise Music Scotland with finance from Creative Scotland, Falkirk Council, Falkirk Community Trust, the Falkirk Branch of the Educational Institute of Scotland and Stirlingshire Educational Trust.



Chair - Robert Tait

Vicechair - Ronnie Peebles

Secretary - Christine Tait

Treasurer - John Craig

Sasha Alexander

Magda Grant

Pat Main

Margaret Mealls

Cath Dyer



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Call: Christine Tait on 01324 713746


Email: bob.tait@blueyonder.co.uk


Website: www.classicmusicfalkirk.co.uk


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Falkirk Caledonia Choir






Founded in 1924 as a mixed voice choir, following two years as an all girls’ choir, Falkirk Caledonia Choir has continued through the years with a wide repertoire of music.


Songs include sacred, Scottish, musicals, opera and traditional folk songs from various countries.


Our current conductor, David Malloch has been leading the choir since 1981 and his talented wife Mhorag is our accompanist. (For full history, please see our website falkirkcaledoniachoir.webs.com ).


FFC sings in small concerts, usually helping to raise funds for other organisations, but the main focus is our annual Spring concert, held in Falkirk Town Hall. At Christmas, we join with Falkirk Festival Chorus and Falkirk Tryst Orchestra to perform the Bairns’ Christmas concerts.


Rehearsals take place in St Andrew's Primary school from 7.30 p.m. – approx 9.30 p.m. on Monday evenings during ‘term time’. We welcome anyone keen to sing – reading music is not essential.



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Call: 01324 714418


Email: lizwilliamson101@msn.com


Website: www.falkirkcaledoniachoir.webs.com


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Falkirk Folk Club






Falkirk Folk Club is well over 50 years old and has had many venues over the half century. The Bicycle Shed, The Star Inn, The Temperence Cafe, The Burns Bar, The Polmontbank Hotel, The Wallace Tavern, The Craiglee Inn, The Drookit Duck, The Polish Club, Argyll's and now hosts events in the historic, and the town's oldest public house, The Tolbooth Tavern, beside the High Street's steeple landmark.


The Club has seen many great acts through it's many doors. Famous names who have lined up at Falkirk include Barbara Dickson, Billy Connolly and Rab Noakes, Hamish Henderson, Archie and Jean Fisher,Tom Paxton, The Dubliners and many more.


As well as established performers from the wide spectrum of the folk and traditional music scene, the club provides a platform for new and emerging talent maintaining a strong commitment to encouraging local participation and has aided the development of many fine musicians and songwriters from the area who 'cut their teeth' on the club stage and at session nights which feature regularly in the events calendar.


The Club has a friendly, relaxed and welcoming atmosphere making for a good night out.

Come along and appreciate great music in an intimate and historic setting.


Every Thursday at The Tolbooth Tavern, Tolbooth Street, FK1 1NL.

Doors open 8pm


Please note that the Club venue is in the upstairs room and is without wheelchair access


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Call: Stuart Miller 07535 097 296 / Charles Tibbles 07766 205 397


Email: falkirkfolkclub@outlook.com


Website: www.falkirkfolkclub.co.uk






Falkirk Tryst Orchestra






The orchestra was formed early in 2002. It gave its first performance in Bo'ness Town Hall on Tuesday 14th May. If subsequently performed in Big in Falkirk on Monday 3rd June in Callendar Park, Falkirk.


At present the membership stands at approximately 60 and it has a well balanced symphonic structure.


Membership is open to players of orchestral instruments with an ability of Grade 4, 5 and above, or those who wish to return to playing after a break. We particularly encourage students and recent graduates looking for an ensemble to play with to get in touch.


Three concerts per year are organised, for which there are between 5 and 8 rehearsals, occasionally with professionally-led tutorials.


FTO is grateful for the support given by Falkirk Coucil Education Department and for funding assistance from Stirling Educational Trust.



FTO was delighted to receive in 2003 an award of £5,000 from Awards for All. This allowed the orchestra to purchase a set of orchestral percussions instruments - three pedal timpani, drum kit, glockenspiel, crash cymbals, packing boxes and covers. This was wonderful news and FTO expresses its sincere thanks to Awards for All and the Scottish Arts Council.


Membership annual cost: £20.00 full / £10.00 student


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Contact person: Anna McGregor


Email: ftosecretary@gmail.com


Call: 07794 258456


Website: falkirktrystorchestra.org.uk


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Forth Bridges Accordian Band






The Forth Bridges Accordion Band is a community marching band based in Bo'ness. We are the only marching accordion band based in Central Scotland. Formed in July 2008 with the aim of "providing our local community with the performance and teaching of music" the band has went from strength to strength.


The band is open to any member of the community who is interested in learning an instrument and being part of a marching band. All members are provided with a free instrument, uniform and tution. We currently have 65 members from the age of 3 to 70 and from Falkirk, Fife, West Lothian, Edinburgh and Perth. The band currently meet on a Monday evening in Bo'ness Public Primary School from 6.30pm - 8.30pm and our training band meets on a Friday evening from 7pm to 8pm.


Our band plays a variety of music such as Scottish Tradtional Music, Hymns and Olde Time Favourites. We perform at gala days, fetes, fair days, concerts, nursing homes etc. We travel all over Scotland taking part in parade and on average take part in around 40 engagements per year. The band has also been invited to perform in New York, London, Northern Ireland and Poland this year.


Due to the vast amount of complete beginners joining the band, a training band was formed in Jan 2010. Also, during Sept 2010 a concert band was formed to perform at smaller engagements.


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Call: 07834 903 858


Email: accordianband@hotmail.com


Website: fbab.weebly.com


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Grangemouth Choral Society






Grangemouth Choral Society has been singing since 1954 and today has around 50 members. Although based in Grangemouth the choir performs all over the Central Belt of Scotland. The society's calendar has two main events annually; Christmas - when the choir performs three concerts of seasonal music and its Annual Concert which is held in the Spring around March/April.


The choir is a community based organisation and performs regularly at the request of local community groups, churches and charity groups for fundraising events. In previous years the choir has organised events such as "Sponsored sings".


Members are drawn from all areas in Central Scotland and come together to share their enjoyment of choral singing. The choir's repertoire is wide and varied; from classical opera choruses to songs from the shows, Scots songs to jazz and pop.


The choir does not have auditions and new members in all sections will always be given a warm welcome.


Rehearsals: Tuesdays, 7.30pm at Talbot House, Talbot Street, Grangemouth

Membership cost £40.00 per annum (£25 per annum for retired and unwaged members)

For more details contact Moira Nicol


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Contact: Moira Nicol


12 West Drive

Larbert FK5 3EQ


Call: 07754805340


Email: moiranicol51@gmail.com




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Sweet Harmony Barbershop Chorus






Sweet Harmony is a male voice chorus, formed in 2012, singing barbershop style versions of popular songs. We perform at various events for local groups, mainly in the Falkirk area, but also further afield in the Forth Valley Area. We are a friendly, informal group focussed on offering a performance of pleasant enjoyable barbershop chorus singing, accompanied with fun, laughter and some individual performances.


Contact: Peter Brown

12 Moffat Avenue


Falkirk FK2 8TB


Call: 01324 570726


E-mail: info@sweet-harmony.org.uk

Website: www.sweet-harmony.org.uk


33 Sealock Court





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