Feis Rois – Ceilidh Trail – Tues 1st Aug

Ceilidh Trail – Doors 7.30 – entry £7 & £4
Taking place from 17th July to 12th August, the Ceilidh Trail provides visitors to Scotland with the opportunity to experience authentic traditional Scottish music in a wide range of settings. We invite you to come and join us for a ceilidh dance in a village hall, a concert at a historic site, or a performance in one of Scotland’s leading theatres.

You will hear beautifully crafted songs in both the Gaelic and Scots languages and lively folk tunes played on fiddles, accordions and other traditional musical instruments. Why not join us in some of Scotland’s finest pubs and restaurants for an informal music session during the peak tourist season in July and August?

 

Fifteen outstanding young musicians from across Scotland have auditioned for a paid summer job touring on the Fèis Rois Ceilidh Trail. These young people are aged 16 – 22 and many of them are studying at some of the country’s leading music schools, including the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. This project provides a professional development opportunity and a stepping stone between studying and launching a career as a performing artist.

In addition to 70 performances in Scotland, the superb young musicians on the Fèis Rois Ceilidh Trail have been invited to showcase at Cambridge Folk Festival in England (27th – 30th July) and the Festival Interceltique de Lorient in Brittany, France (4th – 13th August).

For any further queries, please contact Fèis Rois on 01349 862600 or email Ceilidh Trail Co-ordinator Christian Gamauf

Auld Hat New Heids – Sat 5th August

Auld Hat New Heids – Saturday 5th August at the Salmon Bothy
In early 2016 our show/band/showband, “Auld Hat – New Heids” was but a twinkle in its daddy’s eye. Many people were mourning the passing of the ‘fun’ days of the Scottish Folk Scene of the 1960’s/70’s, when practically every town of any size had a thriving folk club packed with people laughing, having fun and singing along to the chorus songs popular at the time.

Personally, I love nothing better than sitting in a crowd, singing their hearts out. As such, I thought it would be a good idea to try and recreate those days but in theatre/ festival venues and involving top quality musicians familiar and equal to the high standard of younger musicians currently on the ‘scene’.

Our show brings back many of the old favourites. Songs, not forgotten but these days rarely aired are delivered with the cheeky but passionate ways of my little brother and me (Fraser & Ian Bruce).

Our virtuosos Pete Clark (fiddle) and Gregor Lowrey (accordion) are simply stunning instrumentalists……and singers!!!  And all this to a slideshow backdrop of some of the characters dead and alive who drove the Scottish Folk scene in the second half of the twentieth century.

Salmon Bothy – Doors open 7.30pm,
£10 entry at door.
BYOB/Snacks etc.