Members' News                                                April  2017

The web site is about to be redesigned. Until the new site is up and running we will only be keeping the Gigs and Fridays pages up to date, plus notices here on the news page. All other pages will now be left as they are until the new site is prepared in early 2017.  Sorry about the gap in service.


Annual General Meeting
Notice is given that that Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held at the Moray Institute (Blackford Hall) at 7.00 p.m. on Friday 5th May 2017
Details are available on the Members' Page
The Management Committee are proposing a number of changes to the BFG Constitution and members are advised to look at the details on the Members' Page as they will be asked to vote on the changes.

Blackford Gala Concert - Saturday 3rd June
All welcome. All BFG to play if possible

This website is about to be redesigned. We will keep the following pages up to date.
Fridays /  BFG Sessions
New Tunes
Information about BFG Music Books

If you need reminded of any of the new tunes we did without the music then
call Andrew on O1764 663324


Information about BFG Music Books

Traditional Music Forum

BFG is a member of the Traditional Music Forum and Andrew Bachell is on its Board of Directors. 

Go to the TMF Website (now parts of the Traditional Arts and Culture Scotland TRACS page)  for monthly Newsletters.

January 2017 Newsletter HERE

The sessions listed here are local ones that BFG members attend regularly (or occasionally). Also look for the Perth Trad sessions/Horsecross Sessions on the web.   Playing is sessions is a great way to build up skills, confidence and a repertoire of tunes. 

  • Dunning Hotel, Dunning.  Every Monday from about 9.15. A good session for everyone.
  • Taybank Dunkeld.  Every Thursday - 8.30 after the Fiddlers workshop.  Very pleasant and lots of Scottish tunes. All welcome -  slow and fast.
  • The Cross Keys, Kippen 1st and 3rd (and 5th) Sundays each month. From 8pm and is suitable for all abilities. Nice food available
  • Gargunnock Inn.  Second and fourth Tuesdays each month from 8.30. Lovely session -  but no under 18s allowed in the bar. 
  • Glen Turret distillery. First Sunday of the month. Afternoon.  Not entirely sure of the details though so best to call them first.
  • Aberuthven Hall. Sundays at about 7.00.  Every other Sunday -  so not a regualr 1st &3rd or 2nd & 4th. Weird but that's Aberuthven for you. 
  • Perth Folk Club.  Fourth Tuesday every other month. (Jan and March 2017 -  work it out from there or go to
  • Fortingall Hotel.  Fridays at 8.30.  Not sure if this is every week.
  • Birks Cinema, Aberfeldy.  Thursdays at 8.00

We have been awarded funds through Foundation Scotland from the Blackford Community Fund for some stage equipment, tutors and a few other things.  We also received funds from Foundation Scotland and The Auchterarder and District Community Fund for the new Wee Music Book
                                                                 "Music so wishes to be heard that it sometimes calls on unlikely characters to give it voice."