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Sun, 07 Jul



Folk in the Garden

Fine folk and arty activities in the lovely surrounds of Adam Smith's Walled garden. Tickets are available by donation - £10 is recommended.

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Time & Location

07 Jul 2024, 14:00 – 17:00

Kirkcaldy, Courtyard Entrance, 220 High St, Kirkcaldy KY1 1JT, UK


About the event

Join us for some fine folk and arty activities in the lovely surrounds of Adam Smith's Walled Garden.

Xan Tyler is an acclaimed singer songwriter of many years standing whose recently released latest LP Holding Up Half The Sky has been riding high in the Scottish Album and UK Vinyl LP charts.Having previously collaborated with such luminaries as Kramer [Shimmy Disk] and Mad Professor her latest sees her working with legendary folk roots producer and musician Boo Hewardine.

William Hershaw is a Fife poet,writer and folk musician of some renown who also moonlights as editor of Scots language literary magazine Lallans.He recently released the Leid album: a fine collection of bluesy folky songs in the Scots mither tongue. With his latest book of poetry The Orgreave Stations soon to be published he really is at the peak of his creative powers.This afternoon he'll be entertaining us with a select mix of poetry and song.

Black Sails Collective hail from the furthest reaches of Kinghorn ,Lochgelly and beyond and will be entertaining us with a fine blend of folk, acoustic, prog and rock. As well as the aforementioned musical treats there will be creative activities on the go to cater for all ages.

Marcus Keavney is a local carver specialising in spoons who will be showing folk how to make wooden mushroom keyrings.

We'll also have face painting and arts activities to keep the kids occupied too.

The event starts at two giving you plenty of time to enjoy lunch beforehand in any of Kirkcaldy's fine eating and drinking establishments. You are welcome to bring your own hot and soft drinks/snacks though but please take your rubbish away with you.

Please note that the nearest public toilet facilities are close by in the Mercat Shopping Centre. As you will be accessing the gardens via the courtyard at 218-222 High Street we ask that you kindly respect the residents by keeping disruption to a minimum as you pass through. Tickets are available here (based on donations of what you can afford) and any surpus proceeds will be donated to ther Kirkcaldy Food Bank.

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