Niel Gow Festival – BFG event

Sunday, 17th March. We need as many young players as possible to come and play in Birnam at 1100 a.m. on Sunday 17th.  For lifts /  travel arrangements there will be lists and so at the hall.  A tune list will be available.

2018 Comes to an end – shock horror!

Well it looks like 2018 will end on 31st December and there is no stopping it.  Teresa May is seeking to hold off the decision a little longer and is looking to Europe to find a way of halt the progress of time and the coming in of another year.  Will she get any supporters?  Not on this planet but watch this space for further news.  Or alternatively why not go along to one of the BFG Yuletide events and enjoy more tunes and company. (See the calendar.)

In case everyone has forgotten the 1000th Friday evening meeting of BFG is about to happen.  But if Mrs May wins we will be deprived of our rightful celebration and of our future. She must be stopped.  Who will save us?

Blackford School Fiddle Club


We did it! The public voted and this time they got it right – funds for the School Fiddle Club (junior BFG). £1500 secures the tutor and covers costs for well over a year.  With many new starters this term the Club is needed more than ever. Daniel Thorpe continues to provide excellent tuition and many of the school club members also come on a Friday evening to the hall.

Thanks to everyone who supports BFG.

Family Ceilidh

Please come to the Family Ceilidh at the Blackford Hall on Saturday 29th September.

Tickets are £10 ish for a family.

Dancing and good times are guaranteed.

Family Fun Day

Members and friends

Saturday 18th August

See calendar fior details

House session at Prestonpark (Susie and Stuart’s) Friday 27th July

BFG is a non-stop process. We try to take a holiday but there is no stopping the music. Some of us are playing a ceilidh but everyone else there is a house session on 27th July. If you need directions call one of the numbers on the contact page. (Members only.)


Nah, not really.  But for those members that are keen to add a new BFG set to your repertoire, you should learn The Rolling Waves set (3 jigs). It would be a good set for gigs but more importantly, if you want to join the ceilidh band, it is our standard sound check set.  You can hear the tunes on the music pages – just follow the links

Remember we are now closed for Friday sessions until 10th August –  that’s three weeks off.

The BFG family funday / ceilidh / BBQ etc is on Saturday 18th August (not the previous weekend as advertised on the calendar until corrected.

All our gigs are on the calendar. You can sort them by Everyone or Ceilidh Band and you can list them rather than having them shown on the calendar. If you can’t work out how to do that then email the Ceilidh Band email and Andrew will help you out.

Good music to be had at the Southern Fried Festival in Perth at the end of July.

Fancy a session. Dunkeld Royal Hotel on Thursdays. If you know of others email the details to BFG.

Closing for summer

Don’t forget that there will no session at the hall on Fridays 20th and 27th July and 3rd August. Just remember wherever you are, just play Twinkle Twinkle and it will still feel like Friday.

700th BFG Gig

This Saturday we play the Blackford Gala Concert and it will be the 700th gig since BFG was set up in 1996.  Don’t miss it –  the cake will be massive to take all the candles.

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