King of Folk to be remembered in Linlithgow

Matt McGinn will be remembered in a Linlithgow event
Matt McGinn will be remembered in a Linlithgow event

Folk fans are set to help fundraise for the Linlithgow Folk Festival when they pay tribute to Scottish music legend Matt McGinn.

Money raised from the annual event, celebrating the life of one of the country’s most famous songwriters, will boost the festival funds for Linlithgow.

In recent years the Linlithgow Folk Festival Association has played a major part in ensuring Matt McGinn’s songs, stories and poems live on, despite the artists death in 1977 at the age of 49.

The Matt McGinn Night showcases the legacy of the man as singers and musicians perform his work, usually to a packed ground.

Chairman of the folk festival group, Murdoch Kennedy said: “This years Matt McGinn Night on March 5, promises to be bigger and better than ever.”

The money raised from this major fundraiser in the past has been used at the festival to organise an outdoor music initiative at Linlithgow Cross, allowing up-and-coming artists to perform at the centre of the festival.

Tickets cost £10 and can be bought from Norman Cummings Textiles in Linlithgow and from the Folk Festival Association on 01506 510132. Online tickets can be bought at