BALVAIG Bothy Folk Music Sessions
Balvaig Bothy Folk Band can be found playing at Strathyre Inn throughout the year - usually on 1st Sunday of each month from 2:30pm - If travelling a distance, you may wish to check if the session is definitely on by calling Strathyre Inn on 01877 384224
Band Members: Kenny Higgins, Cliff Uney, Stevie Black, Tommy Anderson, Jane Booth, Mike Keeney, Greg Watson, Mikey Higgins, Michael Mears, Andy Bates
Here is a Snippet of some of Balvaig with Tommy (Cajun) Kenny and Greg (Guitars) warming up with Wagon Wheel
Balvaig Jam Outdoors in Strathyre
Balvaig Music Group is a gathering of local Musicians - orginally 3 members that come
together for Music sessions in the Strathyre area. The group started in October 2011
and in full flight can contain up to 10 members - many still regulars at the
The nature of busy private life and family means we vary in number each week but there is always usually enough for a decent jam or Music Session to entertain the many Visitors that pop in for a listen in passing and many locals are also very supportive. Our style of Music at Balvaig Music sessions is closely related to that of a Bothy Band blending a mix of Traditional and modern Folk with some Blues.
Our Music Session Venue is mostly the Strathyre Inn in the mian Street of Strathyre. Start time is normally from 2:30pm running to 7pm, sometimes later if we have special guests attending or if sober enough to continue beyond this time. :-).
Please feel free to confirm sessions are on before travelling any distance - E.mail firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone Kenny on 01877 384660
Balvaig has built many friendships in the Music Business and we regularly enjoy the good company of some very talented musicians who pop along and join in and enhance our music sessions:
Some Guests who have joined us for a few songs :
Plus many other guests too many to mention
Balvaig at the 2016 Strathyre Music Festival
Balvaig is a local group of Musicians singer songwriters formed in 2011, that come together at Strathyre Inn on the first Sunday of each month for a free music event in the style of a bothy session where anyone can come along and join in for a few songs. Music started off as Traditional Folk but has over the years diversified into a mix of Folk and Blues. The sessions attract passing tourists who also occassionally give us a song. After a while the band decided to try to host a Music Festival - It was a big success and we are now going into our 5th year.
Any enquiries related to the Festival can be submitted to: Michael Keeney e.mail: email@example.com
The Strathyre Music Festival is organised by members of Balvaig Music Group plus a small dedicated committee and supported by local members of the Strathyre Community.
Friday 26th to Sunday 28th May
Just pay on the day Adults
No need to book in advance
A great way to enjoy the May Bank Holiday Weekend and a fantastic time to visit Strathyre.
Contacting Balvaig : Band Contact: Kenny Higgins : firstname.lastname@example.org
Any member of balvaig can be contacted by e.mail by placing their Christian name in front of @balvaig.co.uk as follows:
Band Members: kenny, cliff, tommy, stevie, mike, mikeyh (Mikey Higgins), owen, jane, all - "firstname" @balvaig.co.uk
Telephone Balvaig HQ including the following: 01877 384660 or e.mail: email@example.com
Further information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Balvaig Folk Band Stevie Black Mikey Higgins Greg Watson Kenny Higgins Jane Booth Mike Keeney
Jane Booth Singer Song-Writer Mike Higgins Singer Songwriter Kenny Higgins Singer Song Writer Greg Watson Singer Guitarist
Stevie Black Accordion Cliff Uney Uke, Banjo & Mandolin Tommy Anderson Guitar and Percussion Mike Keeney Bodhran & Mandolin & Tommy Andy Bates Mandolin pipes
Stevie Black Tommy Anderson Cliff Uney Kenny & Mike
Cliff Uney and Kenny Higgins founding members playing at the Battle of Bannockburn 700 year celebrations