Robin & Celtic Krystal - September

A portrait of Robin Campbell standing in a barn.
Celtic Krystal Group

Aye, the nights are drawing in and there is certainly an autumnal feel to the month of September. It has to be said, that I do enjoy folk nights in the ‘cosy’ setting of the pub with a log fire and a good crowd of people enjoying the craic! The highlight for the month of September will be taking part in the Balstock Festival with Celtic Krystal. It’s the trio for this gig, Krystal, Duncan, and myself so hope to see some of our local friends at The Cock, Baldock – Friday 9th September 2016, 9.40pm -10.20pm Balstock Festival. I will also be doing a solo set at The Bell on the Common ‘Fest-i-Bell’ on Sunday 4th September 2016 at 3.00pm at Broughton Gifford. Here are some of the gigs coming up and please visit the GIG Page for more information.

  • Private Wedding Saturday 3rd September 2016
  • Balstock Festival – The Cock, Baldock – Friday 9th September 2016, 9.40pm -10.20pm
  • La Concha Winebar & Tapas – Letchworth – Friday 16th September 2016 8.30pm – 10.30pm
  • St.Patrick’s Day – The Victoria, Hitchin – Friday 17th March 2017 – (9.00pm TBC)
  • St.Patrick’s ‘Hair of the Dog’ – La Concha Winebar & Tapas – Letchworth – Sat.18th March 2016 – 8.00pm
  • Galway 2017 – TBC
  • Celtic Krystal supports ROTW
  • If you are considering hosting an event and require a Celtic vibe of songs, jigs and reels, then why not get in touch via our contact page.

September sees the return to the normal Folk Club scene following the summer festival season. The Hitchin Folk Club resumes on Sunday 4th September.(See WEB for a full programme 2016-2017)

Royston Folk Club takes no seasonal break. Visit their website to see who is on in September 2016. Locally on the pub front The Granby Sessions restart on Saturday 10th September at 8.30pm a great night of songs, tunes and dance all just behind the Lister Hospital, organised by The Tangler ! Mark Smith’s open mic at The Anchor (Hitchin) continue on Friday nights. So, plenty of music around in North Herts and that is just a sample of the live music.

English Folk Dance and Song Society – Folk Festivals in September.

Tenterden Folk Festival – 29th Sep 2016 – Tenterden, Kent Allen Valleys Folk festival – 30th Sep 2016 – Allendale, Northumberland Derby Folk Festival – 30th Sep 2016 – Derby, Derbyshire Goosfest Arts & Music Festival – 30th Sep 2016 – Goostrey, Cheshire Ingleton Folk Weekend – 30th Sep 2016 – Ingleton, Yorkshire Riverside Beer, Music & Family Festival – 30th Sep 2016 – South Molton, Devon

Scottish Folk Music – Folk Festivals in September

Ceol Cholasa Music Festival – 15th Sep 2016 – Colonsay, Hebrides Douglasdale Folk Festival – 16th Sep 2016 – Douglas, Lanarkshire Dunbar Traditional Music Festival – 23rd Sep 2016 – Dunbar, East Lothian

Folkal Point web site Sponsored by Robin Campbell & folk

Colin Macdonald’s Folkal Point

Colin MacDonald Broadcaster

FOLKAL POINT airs simultaneously on Thursdays (10pm – midnight) across the Cowal Peninsula via Dunoon Community Radio – 97.4 FM and online, 105.2 FM in the Uists and Benbecula via An Reidio and Two Lochs Radio (Wester Ross) on 106 and 106.6 FM. DCR also has a Sunday night repeat from10pm to midnight.Folkal Point also has a Friday slot (9-11pm) on 100.8 Revival FM and between 10pm and midnight on Saturday with HBS in Glasgow and Paisley. The programme is re-transmitted globally online three times a week by Blues and Roots Radio from Canada. Folkal Point is produced by Colin MacDonald in Scotland at the Wellington Street studios of HBS in Glasgow.

Robin's Celtic Collection

This month I am checking out Paul Brady's Jolly Soldier and Paddy's Green Shamrock Shore.