Just 3Folk (biography)
Just 3Folk (J3F) got together when they helped to start up a folk club called Sunday Sessions in Monifieth. The group: Liz Crawford, Maggie Douglas and Anne Hamilton share a common love of folk music and have been on an exciting musical journey over the past three years.
The group has taken part in many Folk sessions in Tayside, Angus, and Fife, and are regular performers at Sunday Sessions in Monifieth. They are bowled over by the friendliness of all the singers and musicians they have met in the different venues and love learning new songs and music from these talented performers.
The main highlight of 2018 was when they performed for 7 days at the Cuckoo's Nest in their first Edinburgh Free Fringe Festival.
Other highlights of 2018 included:
- Mofest (Music Festival in Montrose)
- Carnoostival (Music Festival in Carnoustie)
- Verdant Works, Dundee
- Donegal where we featured on Gypsy Wagon TV and Rosses Radio, Danny Minnie's pub and Elliot's Bar
- Barry Mill
- Two Sister's Cafe, Carnoustie
- Southern Fried Open Mic in Perth
- The Royal Oak Wee Folk in Edinburgh
- The Space Theatre in Dundee
- Regular appearances at Sunday Sessions Folk Club in Monifieth
J3F have a varied repertoire of traditional and contemporary folk music, arranging the songs in three part harmony, and performing them accompanied by guitar, banjo, mandolin, harmonica and occasionally ukulele.
Liz, Maggie and Anne have been incredibly busy in musical pursuits since retiring from full time employment. Anne, as well as teaching classical guitar in Broughty Ferry, runs a very popular folk singing group and co-runs a unique string group for Dundee U3A. Liz leads the very successful Dee Ukes, a Ukulele band who play in many different locations throughout Dundee and further afield. And Maggie is busy developing her ukulele and guitar skills.
J3F are keen to perform wherever and whenever possible and thoroughly enjoy every minute of their musical experience.