Dalbeattie Acoustic Club


Mother and son duo Sara and Kieron Means play authentic American old-time music.
Maxwell Arms, Dalbeattie
From February 2018, we meet at the Maxwell Arms, Maxwell Street, Dalbeattie DG5 4AH
Traditional and contemporary Irish songs from
Fil Campbell and Tom McFarland

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2nd Thursday each month
New Venue from February 2018
Maxwell Arms, Dalbeattie from 8pm
Dates for Folktober 2018 are Friday 5th until Sunday 7th October

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Our regular venue is the Maxwell Arms Lounge, Maxwell Street, Dalbeattie DG5 4AH

Our next session night is Thursday 8 March, 8.00 pm

Everyone is welcome – if you play, if you sing or if you just want to listen and enjoy a musical evening in a convivial environment.

Photos: Jill McLellan-Farish

Friday 23 February, 8.00 pm. Fil Campbell and Tom McFarland in concert

Maxwell Arms Lounge. Admission £5.00. Also featuring local performers

Fil and Tom have been performing as a duo since the early 90s. Their combination of vocals,guitar and percussion, and a mixture of original and traditional songs with lots of choruses and the Irish gift of chat and craic, has taken them around the world many times.

Originally from Belleek in Co. Fermanagh, Fil has been gigging regularly since she was a teenager and together with Tom who hails from Belfast, they have performed all over Europe, Ireland, the USA, Australia and UK, at festivals and folk clubs, on radio and TV. They now live in County Down.

With eight studio CDs to date, and several project recordings over the past few years, their repertoire is varied and eclectic. Fil is well known locally for her work presenting both TV and radio shows as well as for her passion for helping adult singers regain their voice.
Tom has played drums and percussion for singers as diverse as John Wright, David Knopfler (ex Dire Straits), Finbar Furey and Ben Sands and is in demand as a bodhran tutor and session percussionist and has appeared on many recordings.


Coming up on Saturday 17th March: Sara Grey and Kieron Means in concert

Sara Grey and her son, Kieron Means, play American music, as distinct from Americana – theirs is the real deal. Old-time ballads, cowboy songs and Primitive Methodist hymns are all grist to their individual mill. Sara's unique frailing banjo style and Kieron's blues-inflected guitar are in perfect harmony and this, instinctive, family symbiosis is what sets them apart. Passionate and heartfelt vocals are the icing on the cake




Maxwell Arms Lounge at 8pm. Admission £6.00.

Tickets available in advance at the venue, or phone  0778 084 7701

Schedule for 2018 here …