Cathal coming back to Bo’ness

Cathal McConnell
Cathal McConnell

Folk music fans are in for a treat as legend Cathal McConnell will be playing in Bo’ness for the second time in April - and entry to the gig is free.

The famous flutist is the founding member of the fantastic Boys of the Lough, who have played around the world, introducing people to the wonderful sound of Irish and Scottish folk music. The group started in 1967 and set the standard for those that followed.

Cathal is not only a world-class flute and whistle player but is also a tremendous singer, and the 71-year-old will be bringing some of his friends along to the Corbie Inn on Sunday, April 24, to entertain the crowds.

From 1pm Cathal, along with Alex Morris, Sylvia McGowan, John McIlwhan and more, will take to the stage and show off some of the best folk music there is.

This will be Cathal’s second time playing in Bo’ness in a matter of weeks as he recently entertained at the bowling club. Originally he came to Bo’ness to enjoy a relaxing lunch at the Corbie Inn and he decided the town would be an ideal place to set up a folk music session.

The Edinburgh-based performer’s first show was a big success and he is now looking forward to getting more people enjoying folk music in Bo’ness with his free gig this Sunday.

Cathal said: “I really enjoy taking my music away from the big cities. People in smaller towns appreciate the music more as it is something a bit different.”