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Once a month (and sometimes twice) the joint is jumping and what we guarantee is happy, smiling faces. Since Brookfield Nights began, some top names have passed through. Everybody has a ball and each time, a charity benefits as profits go to a worthy causes. Among those we have helped are:

ROKPA, the charity which does so much valuable work in Nepal with Tibetan refugees.

Hessilhead Wildlife Rescue Trust, the hospital for wild creatures large and small in Ayrshire.

Gordon Duncan Memorial Trust

The Tsunami Disaster Appeal

Swarbaid, to help British folk legend Dave Swarbrick (Fairport Convention) get back on his feet after double lung transplant surgery.

African Youth Development Action Project, towards sports training initiatives for young people in Liberia.

Brookfield Nights may be popular with our regulars but musicians also enjoy our beautiful village hall as one of the better of the small-is-beautiful gigs in Scotland.

We aim to encourage more local communities to join with us to try and develop a circuit, using Brookfield as an example of what can be achieved in a rural setting.

In the past, we have been entertained by world-class performers such Huun-Huur-Tu, 3hattrio, The Stray Birds, The California Feetwarmers, The Mike + Ruthy Band, Furnace Mountain, Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys, Front Country, Laura Cortese & the Dance Cards, The Hot Seats, Väsen, Chris Smither, Connla, Bronwynne Brent, Petunia & The Vipers, David Olney, Rebecca Pronsky, Laura Boosinger, The Wilders, The Wiyos, Woody Pines, Hillfolk Noir, Cam Penner & Jon Wood, Nordic Fiddlers Bloc, Chris Stout and Catriona McKay, Greg Trooper, Nathan Bell, Fidil, Justin Townes Earle, The Crooked Jades, Andy Fairweather Low, The Mountain Firework Company, The Classic Jazz Orchestra, The New Rope Stringband, Vatersay Boys, Fraser Fifield, Lollo Meier Quartet, featuring Tcha Limberger and many, many more.

What do they share in common? They all want to return, and some have indeed been welcomed back.

Keep checking our forthcoming attractions list below for all of the news on who’s on next at these local events in Kilbarchan, where the best of roots music is showcased through the year.
Tuesday April 3
Doors 7:30pm – Tickets (£12.50) from 01505 706346
The Lowest Pair

One of the hottest roots music duos on the American circuit, The Lowest Pair make a welcome return to these shores after being flown over the Atlantic as one of the main visiting acts for last year’s Shetland Folk Festival. Kendl Winter and Palmer T. Lee have been building up an impressive Stateside head of steam since combining in 2013 to embark on their incredible musical journey.

Last year, they made a big impact when they toured the UK for the first time and appeared at Edinburgh’s prestigious TradFest. When their record label launched on a big European push for the duo, it paid dividends with rave reviews flowing in after they released TWO albums over here.

Radio presenter Rudie Humphrey, writing at AmericanaUK described the twosome as “a true joy,” while respected writer Mike Morrison labelled them “a huge breath of fresh air” at the AmericanRootsUK website. Leading music writer David Innes praised their “vocal perfection,” and the hugely-influential Lonesome Highway (Ireland) called them “a musical marriage made in heaven.”

This month, Songlines magazine made them their Gig Guide Choice and told readers: "This is American roots music at its best!"

Tuesday April 17
Doors 7:30pm – Tickets (£12.50) from 01505 706346

When they first emerged, Irish Music magazine said of their debut EP: “Consider this your early warning system… there is something serious on the horizon and that creative storm is Connla.”

They had already been crowned Best New Group in the ‘Live Ireland’ 2016 Awards then carried off Best Vocal/Instrumental Album of The Year accolade too. RnR magazine called the collection “astonishing and intoxicating.”

When they played Glasgow’s Royal Concert Hall during the Celtic Connections The Scotsman awarded them a 5-star review.

The band ended 2017 on a high when Songlines magazine placed their River Waiting CD in the Number 1 position of their Top Ten Essential Irish Albums – a list that contained many of the big names of the genre.

…and to round things off sweetly, they carried off the "Best Live Performance of The Year" accolade in the prestigious Live Ireland awards, following an amazing show they put on in Chicago.

A brand new album is already winning them a huge amount of well deserved media attention.

Tuesday April 24
Doors 7:30pm – Tickets (£12.50) from 01505 706346

Sweden’s leading roots music ambassadors, Väsen, continue to reign supreme as they tour the world performing on almost every continent. In close on 30 years of making music together in a career described by respected Songlines writer and broadcaster Fiona Talkington as “brilliant,” she recently said in her 5-star review of their latest album they were now “an unstoppable force.”

Whether in Tokyo, Berlin or Washington they always leave their audiences exhilarated. Last time they were in the UK, BBC World Music presenter Mary Ann Kennedy crowned them “supreme rulers of the trad world” and, music writer Rob Adams (The Herald) described them as “astonishing,” and added: “if they come anywhere near you, move heaven and earth for a ticket”.

A big attraction at this year’s Celtic Connections festival (they’ve played the event five times), their show was one of the first to become a sold-out event.

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