Hands up for Trad will be hosting the 15th MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards and Gala Concert on 2nd December 2017 at Lagoon Centre, Paisley. Click on the link below to vote for your favourite acts, albums and organisations of the last 12 months.
On Friday afternoon from 1400 in the Bothy – Bob Wasler, a world renowned expert in Sea Shanties, will host a workshop. All folk who fancy learning a few shanties and having a lot of fun singing along, should come to the Bothy.
Please let us know if you are interested in attending. This event is FREE. Yes FREE!
Open mic in the evening – doors open as usual 1900.
Bob will open the evening with an extended set and hopefully he will be accompanied by his Shanty Band from his afternoon Workshop.
MC Lorna Summers
Regular Open mic night on Friday 18th August
Hope all well and that you are enjoying our Summer Weather!
Just a quick reminder that Folk Club Open Mic is on this Friday – 18th.
Derek is to MC and Lorna will brew the tea. I will be back on the door doing my best to relieve you all of your cash!
Hopefully see many of you on Friday.
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.
♦♦ Auld Hat – New Heids – Sat 5th Aug
♦♦ Mike Silver – Sat 11th Nov
♦♦ Club Xmas Open Mic – Fri 15th Dec
♦♦ New Year Singaround – Sat 6th Jan
♦♦ Bothy Ballads and Burns – Sat 17th Feb
♦♦ Steve Turner – Thurs 5th April
Saturday 18th February.
1800 for 1830
Bill Gray, Geordie Murison and Tom and Barbara Dymock are this years top table guests.
Three course traditional meal and dram.
All for £18.
Last few tickets available
Bob – 01261 842571
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