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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.
Friday, June 14 - 2019
Doors 7:30pm – Tickets (£12.50) from 01505 706346
The Shackleton Trio

So popular, we invited them back. It's what happened when The Shackleton Trio played their first run of Scottish dates earlier this year. Everyone wanted to book them again, and when we heard they would be coming back up again from their base in Norfolk, we decided to invited them back too.

You'll hear influences that span British, American and Scandinavian traditions. But this is no pick 'n' mix designed as a please-all gesture.

Instead, your head will be washed clean, bathed by the purity of the melodic blend that is distinctly their own.

These are three superlative musicians, so truly meant-to-be-together, the performance is a joy to behold, featuring powerful instrumentation and rich three-part vocal harmonies from Aaren Bennett (guitar), Nic Zuppardi (mandolin) and Georgia (fiddle and vocals). The band has earned its stripes from relentless touring both at home and abroad, in the process winning a reputation as one of the best live acts on the circuit.

In 2018, they were seen by more people than ever, having toured Scandinavia and played many of the bigger festivals, including a main stage slot at Cambridge Folk Festival where many felt they had been one of the oputstanding highlights.

“Caught the band at the Bearded Theory festival and thought they were superb with stunning harmonies” - Sean McGhee, Editor, RnR magazine

“Highly recommended – an accomplished and distinct flavour of versatility” – Folk Radio UK

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