May 29 2019
On Saturday May 25th we held our fundraising concert in Grangemouth Town Hall. This was planned as an opportunity for a dress-rehearsal before going to Schottische Nacht in Erbach, a chance for friends and family to see the performance, as well as to raise some money to cover the costs of the trip. While we didn’t sell as many tickets as we would have liked, the hall looked quite full, and we made £300 on the raffle with some great prizes being taken home. Thanks to Isabella, Terry, and Jean for helping with the raffle, Charlie for sorting out the programme, setting-up and sound, Andy for decorating the hall with flags and bunting, Calum for direction backstage, and Gray for compering (at short notice). Thanks also to everyone who donated raffle prizes. There were many favourable comments from the audience, and we are now looking forward to performing in August for the Germans in the lovely surroundings of Schloss Erbach.
You can see more photos from the event in the Galleries section of this web site.
May 29 2019
We were very pleased to welcome the award-winning Spielmannszug FF flute and percussion orchestra from Fränkisch-Crumbach to Falkirk last week. As well as the fabulous concert they gave in Falkirk Trinity Church, they visited Edinburgh, Doune, Loch Lomond, and Stirling, were shown round Falkirk by Chair Gray Allan and Fiona Aird, and enjoyed a whisky tasting at BTW with Vice-Chair Walter. On their last night, it was our turn to entertain them at the restaurant next to the hotel where they were staying, with Walter, Gray, Andy Christie, and Rod Aird, performing for them. We hope to meet up again in August in Germany, and maybe welcome them back to Falkirk in the future.
You can see more photos from the Spielmannszug FF visit in the Galleries section of this web site..
April 16 2019
Not to be missed! Save the dates and spread the word!
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April 16 2019
At our AGM on Tuesday 9th April, Walter Simms stepped down as Chair but agreed to stay on the committee as Vice-Chair. Gray Allan was elected as our new Chair. Charlie Tibbles and Anne Simms agreed to stay on as Treasurer and Secretary respectively. Gray presented Walter with a gift of beer and whisky as a token of appreciation for his hard work over the last two years.
March 19 2019
We invited Falkirk Junior Gaelic Choir along to our March meeting. They sang three lovely songs and the littlest member recited a humorous Scots poem. The choir has been going strong since 1961, and members have won several awards over the years. They will be hoping to win some more at this year's Mod. Before that, you can hear them at our fundraising concert in Grangemouth Town Hall on May 25th, and they will be travelling to Germany with us for Schottische Nacht 2019.
February 17 2019
Our next meeting will be held on Tuesday 12th March 2019 at 7 p.m. in the Committee Suite, Municipal Buildings, Falkirk, FK1 5RS, when we will have a performance from the Falkirk Junior Gaelic Choir. There will be the usual refreshments and a fundraising raffle (donations of prizes welcome).