Linlithgow Folk Festival

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Linlithgow Folk Festival is an annual folk music festival held in Linlithgow, West Lothian, Scotland.

The first festival was held in 1999 as part of a renaissance of interest in folk music within West Lothian. Normally held on the second full weekend of September, it follows the pattern set by a number of smaller folk festivals in Scotland - a combination of sessions in local pubs and bars and organised musical events. These include paying and free concerts, workshops, and an increasing number of events in interesting local venues (at the town's canal basin and on canal boats, in the local museum, local churches and sometimes in Linlithgow Palace).

The Festival Association arranges several other events as well; it has been successful in bringing big names to the town in recent years, including Tom Paxton, Eric Bogle and Ralph McTell.

The Linlithgow Folk Festival Association has been involved in the resurgence of interest in the renowned Glaswegian songwriter and performer Matt McGinn, and puts on an annual 'Matt McGinn night' at the beginning of March.

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