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Edinburgh Folk Club presents

Paddy Bort Memorial Concert

8 June 2017 at 7:30pm

The Edinburgh Folk Club is organising a memorial concert for the club’s long-time chair and emcee Paddy Bort, who died suddenly on February 17 aged sixty-two.

As well as his involvement with Edinburgh Folk Club, for many years Bort organised the Wee Folk Club, which runs every Sunday in the capital’s popular folk pub, The Royal Oak, and he was the energetic driving force behind The Carrying Stream festival, held annually in Edinburgh during November since 2002 to celebrate the life and work of the late folklorist, song collector, writer and poet Hamish Henderson.

Edinburgh Folk Club is very grateful to these performers for giving their time and skill willingly and freely tonight to bring you a wonderful show of great Scottish and Irish music and song... including leading Scots song specialists Malinky, singer-songwriter Karine Polwart, popular folk band North Sea Gas, folklorist Margaret Bennett, Mike Whellans, Rab Noakes, and Boys of the Lough founder Cathal McConnell’s current group with fiddler Kathryn Nicoll and harper Karen Marshalsay.

The proceeds from the concert will form the first payment into a charitable trust fund to be created and administered by Edinburgh Folk Club. This is "a work in progress" but the intention is to be able to provide financial help to undergraduate or postgraduate students of politics and / or Scottish culture at the University of Edinburgh. In addition young musicians needing help on a specific project would be able to apply for financial assistance.

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Paddy Bort Memorial Concert
Event Paddy Bort Memorial Concert
Date 8 June 2017 at 7:30pm
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Tickets £18 + £2 booking fee per ticket. This fee is charged on all sales for this event (ie telephone, internet, in person).

Plus £1 transaction fee for entire booking if purchased via telephone, post or online.
The Queen’s Hall Tickets & Information: 0131 668 2019

Doors open 6.30pm