Gnoss – Thursday 13th April

Gnoss is a dynamic new four-piece of fiddle, flute, guitar and percussion, that tackle energetic tune sets and driving folk song with a “maturity of ability many of a greater age will envy” (Living Tradition).

All current students at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Graham Rorie, Aidan Moodie, Connor Sinclair and Gregor Kincaid have been tipped as “ones to watch” (Songlines) for their lively, engaging and honest performances.

Thursday 13 th April
Salmon Bothy Portsoy
Doors open 7 30.
Tickets £10. From
07968872217 or Portsoy Ice cream Shop.

New Year Sing Around


Station Hotel Portsoy
8 till late.

We celebrate the arrival of 2017 with a Sing around on Sat 7 th January.

A free ish event (there will be a raffle ),

Tickets for Bothy Ballads and Burns on 18 th Feb are going well already.

Contact Bob for Tickets

01261 842571

Salmon Bothy Folk – On The Road

We’re taking the Salmon Bothy Folk Club out on the road !!

Featuring 7 of Folk at the Salmon Bothy’s Regular Performers

Findochty HallSaturday 26th November
Doors open ~ 7:30pm for 8pm
Proceeds from the evening to be shared with CLAN Cancer Support, Buckie

Tickets £10 (Free Stovies!)

available from ~ Bob Philips – 01261 842571 ~

& Moray Hearing Care ~ 17 Cluny Sq. – Buckie

Fil Campbell & Tom McFarland

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”.

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