A return visit from Fred Morrison after his sell-out show with us back in 2015. We hope you can join us at The Green Room for another top night of amazing piping and humour!
Although born and raised near Glasgow, it’s the celebrated Gaelic piping tradition of his father’s native South Uist, in the Outer Hebrides, that forms the bedrock of Morrison’s intensely expressive, uniquely adventurous style. His outstanding technical prowess saw him winning many top competition prizes while still at school, meanwhile being inspired by pioneering acts like the Bothy Band and the Tannahill Weavers. Although his first-love instrument remains the great Highland bagpipes, over the years his mastery has expanded to encompass whistles, Scottish smallpipes, or reelpipes – Morrison being a pivotal populariser of this once-rare variety – and Irish uilleann pipes. He was also one of the first Scottish artists to forge dynamic links with his Celtic cousins in Brittany and north-west Spain, adding further to his repertoire of influences and tunes, and has long been renowned as an outstanding tune composer.
Watch Fred live from Celtic Colours International Festival 2015
Our events take place at The Venue (38 St John Street, Perth, PH1 5SP) and The Green Room (97 Canal Street, Perth PH2 8HX). Please double check the venue before each event!
The Venue – St John Street is pedestrianised so the nearest parking is on Water Vennel, which is towards the river. Alternatively there is lots of parking off Canal Street, including a multi-storey car park (on the right).
The Green Room – Canal Street is a one-way street and there is on-street parking around and about the venue, which is free after 6pm. Alternatively there is a multi-storey car park to the right of Canal Street, just after Charles Street.
The concerts happen upstairs and unfortunately there is no lift or ramp. If you require assistance and would like to come to one of our concerts, please get in touch and we can arrange assistance between our volunteers and the venue staff.
The Acoustic Music Sessions happen downstairs in the bar of The Green Room, which is accessible.
Tickets are sold online via Eventbrite and the Full Price and Over 65 tickets involve a small booking fee, which goes to Eventbrite, not Perth Folk Club. We subsidise the Student/Under 18 tickets in order to encourage a younger audience to come along and bring their friends.
To avoid the booking fee, you can purchase tickets from Linda at Byers & Co, 50 George Street, Perth from Tues-Sat, 10am – 5pm. Physical tickets will be available from around a month before each concert.
October 2017 – Leveret
February 2017 – RANT
November 2016 – Southern Tenant Folk Union
September 2016 – T A L I S K
June 2016 – Archie Fisher
April 2016 – Mairearad & Anna
February 2016 – Charlie McKerron, Marc Clement & Ross Ainslie
November 2015 – Fred Morrison
October 2015 – Robyn Stapleton, Aaron Jones & Mhairi Marwick
Thanks to all the lovely volunteers who took the time to knit us a letter for our stage banner! We are delighted with the result, come and see it for yourselves at our next gig night.
We are delighted to have launched the new Perth Folk Club, after a 32 year hiatus! We host occasional concerts at The Venue and The Green Room. The next scheduled concert is the wonderful piper, Fred Morrison, who returns on Tuesday 28th November, after a sell-out show with us in 2015,
We tend to sell tickets online with Eventbrite. If you are local and want to avoid the necessary booking fee, please make your way to lovely Linda at Byers & Co, 52 George Street, Perth from Tuesday – Saturday, 10am-5pm.
The Venue is located in Perth city centre at 38 St John Street, Perth, PH1 5SP.
The Green Room is located in Perth city centre at 97 Canal Street, PH2 8HX.
For parking info and more, click here.
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