From 6th to 13th September 2014

Saturday 6th September

VENUE Town Hall, Penicuik
TIME Starts 8.00pm
TICKET £8 (£6 for members of PCAA or PFC) £4 for accompanied children under 15 years. Available from Craft Shop, 4 West Street, Penicuik or on line at
The opening concert has a distinctly Irish theme, featuring singer Michelle Burke accompanied on piano by James Ross and Irish dance group Absolutely Legless
Michelle is an acclaimed singer from rural East Cork, Ireland. Having spent 2 years as lead singer with Irish-American group Cherish the Ladies, she is now fast developing a reputation as a solo artist and interpreter of traditional song.
She is accompanied by James Ross who hails from Wick. As both a player and composer James has a truly magical way with a piano. He has twice been nominated as Composer of the Year at the Scottish Trad Music awards. He has collaborated with numerous artists including Lauren McColl and Gaelic singer James Graham. According to the Scotsman review expect “sublimely lyrical melodic gifts”
Absolutely Legless are a folk dance group based in Edinburgh. They create an imaginative and exhilarating mix of Irish dance and music. They have performed in France, Spain and the USA. Expect stunning choreography and spectacular dancing to superb music.






Monday 8th September

VENUE Penicuik Community Arts Association 4, West Street Penicuik
TICKETS £8 and £6 for members of PCAA available from Craft Shop, 4 West Street, Penicuik or on line at

Singers Jennifer Sterling and Jessica Conway return to Penicuik Community Arts Centre for an evening of jazz. Joined by friends, they will explore the routes of jazz music today with vocal quartets, duets and solos.

Tuesday 9th September


VENUE Roadhouse Pub, John Street, Penicuik
Entry FREE
Enjoy a relaxed evening in the company of Penicuik Folk Club. The evening takes the form of a hosted session with all present free to contribute a song or tune or simply chill out and be entertained.

Wednesday 10th September
Bonnie Collier Lads & Lassies – Scotland’s coalminers’ songs and stories presented by Ewan McVicar and Siobhan Miller

VENUE Penicuik Community Arts Association, 4 West Street, Penicuik
TIME Starts 7.30pm
TICKETS £8 and £6 for members of PCAA available from Craft Shop, 4 West Street, Penicuik or on line at
Devised by Ewan McVicar in collaboration with Siobhan Miller, the evening explores the life and work of Scottish coal miners and their families, through the songs and stories of Annie Cosgrove of Nitten and Hughie Reynolds of Plean. We expect this to be a popular event. To avoid disappointment tickets can be purchased in advance.

Friday 12th September

Music and poetry in Rosslyn Chapel

Time Starts at 7.30pm
Tickets £8 and £6 for members of PCAA available from caft shop at 4 West Street or on line a t
An evening of music and poetry with Henry Marsh, Rosemary Hector, Sheila Templeton and the Miguda Quartet playing Haydn
Saturday 13th September

VENUE Penicuik Community Arts Association, 4 West Street Penicuik
TIME 7.30pm
The last event of the festival is an evening of song, tunes and recitations led by the folk group CURMUDGEON comprising Donald Gorman on fiddle and vocals, Laurie Brett guitar and whistle and Andrew Macintyre, small pipes and vocals. Contributions from the floor will be welcomed. This is an opportunity for everybody just to enjoy themselves and to contribute to the festival. Let’s go out with a bang.