Sat 1st October
Scout Hall, Portsoy, on Singing and Percussion. With Fil Campbell (singing at 1200) and Tom McPartlin (drums and things at 1400). Fun guaranteed!
Fil Campbell & Tom McFarland in the Salmon Bothy at 1930.
“Rhythm and voice, the perfect combination” Zitty Mag, Berlin
Co. Down husband and wife duo Fil Campbell and Tom McFarland will be making their first visit to the Bothy Folk Club in Portsoy on the 1st October – their blend of traditional and original songs and great choruses ensure a good evening’s craic.
The couple will also be doing workshops over that weekend – see flyer for details of times and venue. Tom’s bodhran workshop is perfect for beginners and intermediate players and Fil will also be doing a general singing workshop, which is designed to give your voice a good workout whether you’re an absolute beginner or an experienced singer.
“A great mix of traditional and contemporary Irish songs with the expert percussion skills of Tom perfectly complimenting Fil’s exquisite vocals.”
Falkirk Folk Club Feb 15
Fil and Tom are based in Rostrevor in Co.Down, the home of Northern Irish folk music. They have been part of the Irish, British and European folk scene since the early 90s. With the combination of vocals, guitar and percussion they have gained a loyal following for their fun approach to both new and old songs.
Back There, their latest CD was released in July 2015. Featuring both Tom and Fil on vocals, it has been receiving lovely reviews.
Fil says “It’s always fantastic for us to come to Scotland – we love hearing all the great singers at the folk clubs and it will be especially good this trip getting a chance to see Portsoy and that area of the country where we’ve never been before”.
Jim Malcolm, former front man of Old Blind Dogs appears at the Salmon Bothy on Saturday 13th August
Jim Malcolm’s concerts are like a musical tour through Scotland’s landscape and history, with humour his constant companion.
Doors open 19.30
One of the finest talents to have emerged through the Scottish folk scene in years”
“Jim Malcolm’s voice has the complex individuality of an aged single-malt whisky”
“One of those pure, warm Scottish folk voices one never tires of listening to”
This amazing group will be appearing on the Haal Main Stage on Saturday night (4th June)
Don’t miss them
“ One of the most exciting bands to come out of Ireland in many a year. Their new album is a cracker”
— Mike Harding
Winners of the 2015 Best Vocal & Instrumental Album Live Ireland
Male Vocalist of the Year 2015 Chicago Irish American News
Winners of the 2015 Christy Moore Songwriter Showcase
Winners of the 2013 Ballyshannon Folk Festival Showcase
” This is the most creative and important group we have heard in Irish music in years, they are special” Chicago Irish American News
“One of the freshest bands in Irish traditional music” Séan Laffey Irish Music Magazine
‘Superb musicians definitely not to be missed. Irish Music at its very best.’ Charles Devlin, Director Ireby Festival
Superb Singer Songwriter Colm Sands
Colum Sands is a universal storyteller who draws on a long Irish tradition of poetic musicality to weave songs for the world.at the Salmon Bothy, Portsoy
Sat 7th May 2016 ~ Doors 7:30 pm
Tickets ~ £10
Tickets available from ~
Bob Philips – 01261 842571 ~ firstname.lastname@example.org