Events

Megan Black 'Wooden Woman' Launch Night

20 Sep 2019

On Friday the 20th of September Megan Black will be performing at the Black Bull Inn for the launch of her new single 'Wooden Woman'. Doors at 7pm. Tickets Support includes; Jen Ella and Stefan Clarkin. Megan Black is a young musician and vocalist from Livingston, Scotland. Megan’s musical influences tend to derive from 70’s blues rock and early jazz. Bringing this into the modern day, Megan tends to base her songs on her own experiences, political views, and what is currently present in the world at the moment. For example, Megan’s song ‘Fur Coat Queen’ which brought her into the top 10 for the BBC Singer Songwriter Award, is based around Megan familiarising herself more with her own sexuality and as a result of that, finding empowerment from other women – both in the music industry and in her day-to-day life. This helps for Megan to speak freely about her views regarding feminism and the LGBTQ+ community and brings a fresh view on an older style of music; connecting different generations of people and helping to create more awareness for important issues in today’s society. Along with musical influences, Megan also finds style inspiration from many different artists and tries to create more of a concept within her stage persona, taking away gender and a sense of familiarity, and focusing more on how she feels comfortable presenting herself. Jen Ella hails from traditional Irish music roots but in her music aims to capture blues and indie mellow folk singing about childhood, love, travel, friendship and lust. She has released two singles on major platforms called 'Butterflies' and 'Flawless' and plans to do an EP in the next few months. She spent her summer gigging around Edinburgh for the fringe Festival and Glasgow in various venues. Stefan Clarkin is from Livingston, currently residing in Edinburgh. A musician that experiments with musical styles. Stefan's style is a mixture of Indie folk with desert blues overtones, with various loops involved. Stefan has been travelling in the past but has decided to remain in Scotland and pursue his music as "There's nothing better than doing what you love, to a bunch of sound folk, who don't even ken your name, bliss".

Weekly Dominoes League

22 Sep 2019

Fancy yourself at the doms? Why not test yourself against Mid Calder's best. Every Sunday from 2.30pm we run our weekly dominoes league with points and prizes up for grabs. Our 2 finalists each walk away with a prize fit for a king, with the winner getting their choice between a steak pie and a mince round provided by Boghall Butchers, and the runner up taking home the other. Come and visit us on Sunday if you're interested.

Weekly Poker League

23 Sep 2019

Know when to hold'em, know when to fold'em? Our weekly poker league runs every Monday night at 7pm with league points and a cash prize up for grabs. As part of the Redtooth Poker League, the 3 league winners and the playoff winner will all take part in the regional final in either Edinburgh or Glasgow with the winner of that going straight to LAS VEGAS! The leagues run continuously for 13 weeks, meaning there are 4 regional finals every year. Come and join us on a Monday night to find out more.

A Scottish Whisky Tasting

25 Sep 2019

Our regular whisky tasting takes place on Wednesday 25th Sept at 7.30pm. We'll take you through 5 whiskies and even get a bit of good old Scottish cuisine with a helpful serving a Haggis, Neeps and Tatties in between. There will be some new whiskies and maybe some old favourites to sample. We'll also bring you updates of what's been happening in the Black Bull Whisky Society in regards to recent trips and future plans. Tickets are priced at £20 and as ever spaces are limited so don't leave it too late to book your place. Just contact us through our website, facebook, email or call us on 01506 882170.

LIVE in the Lounge with GRB Band

20 Oct 2019

GRB Band will make their debut appearance here in the Bull on Sunday 20th October. This is guaranteed to be a great night as they will roll back the years and cover some of the classics! GRB BAND Set List: Police: So lonely Walking on the moon Every little thing she does is magic Synchronicity 2 Next to you When the world is running down Do do do Da da da Every breath you take Roxanne Message in a bottle Bowie: Let’s dance Boys keep swinging Ziggy Stardust Starman Rebel Rebel/Jean Genie Jam: Eton rifles Going underground Down in the tube station David Watts Strange town Start Others: Don Henley: Boys of summer Dirty laundry Men at Work: Who can it be now Tears for Fears: Shout Robert Palmer: Addicted to love Deacon Blue: Dignity Tom Petty: Free fallin

A 'Special' Scottish Whisky Tasting

28 Nov 2019

Our regular whisky tasting takes place on Wednesday 28th November at 7.30pm. We'll take you through 5 whiskies and even get a bit of good old Scottish cuisine with a helpful serving a Haggis, Neeps and Tatties in between. There will be some new whiskies and maybe some old favourites to sample, and there might even be and end of year treat for you all! We'll also bring you updates of what's been happening in the Black Bull Whisky Society in regards to recent trips and future plans. Tickets are priced at £25 and as ever spaces are limited so don't leave it too late to book your place. Just contact us through our website, facebook, email or call us on 01506 882170.