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.

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

bobphilips25@live.co.uk

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 ~ bobphilips25@live.co.uk

& Moray Hearing Care ~ 17 Cluny Sq. – Buckie

Fil Campbell & Tom McFarland

Sat 1st October

Workshops

Scout Hall, Portsoy, on Singing and Percussion. With Fil Campbell (singing at 1200) and Tom McPartlin (drums and things at 1400). Fun guaranteed!

Concert

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”.

www.filcampbell.com

Jim Malcolm – Saturday 13th August

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

Entry £10

 

One of the finest talents to have emerged through the Scottish folk scene in years”
—The Independent

“Jim Malcolm’s voice has the complex individuality of an aged single-malt whisky”
—Boston Globe

“One of those pure, warm Scottish folk voices one never tires of listening to”
—Dirty Linen

The Jeremiahs – 7th Haal Main Stage – Saturday night

This amazing group will be appearing on the Haal Main Stage on Saturday night (4th June)

Don’t miss them

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“ 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

 

http://thejeremiahs.ie/

On YouTube

” 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

Colm Sands

Superb Singer Songwriter Colm SandsColm

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 ~ bobphilips25@live.co.uk

The Chaplains – Sat 12th March

Note: change of venue to The Boyne Hotel

The ChaplinsTHE CHAPLINS ARE AN AWARD-WINNING AMERICANA BAND BASED IN GLASGOW. THEY ARE CURRENTLY TOURING THEIR DEBUT ALBUM, THE CIRCUS, WHICH CLIMBED INTO THE TOP 10 IN THE iTUNES COUNTRY CHART.

JILL (SINGER/SONGWRITER) AND LISA (DRUMMER) FORMED THE CHAPLINS AS A FRESH NEW PROJECT AFTER TOURING AMERICA TOGETHER IN 2012. INSPIRED BY THEIR JOURNEY FROM NEW YORK TO NEW ORLEANS, THESE TWO ESTABLISHED MUSICIANS EMBARKED UPON THEIR NEW CHAPTER, ENROLLING JOHNNY (KEYS) AS THE THIRD CORE MEMBER OF THE BAND. SHORTLY AFTER FORMING, THE CHAPLINS QUICKLY WON THE HEARTS OF MANY THOUSANDS WHILST SHOWCASING THEIR DEBUT EP ‘INTRODUCING THE CHAPLINS’ SUPPORTING RUNRIG ON THEIR 2012 EUROPEAN TOUR.

RECENTLY THEIR MUSIC HAS CAUGHT THE ATTENTION OF BOTH BBC RADIO AND TELEVISION WITH THE BAND MAKING THEIR NATIONAL TV DEBUT AND GAINING RADIO AIRPLAY THROUGHOUT THE UK AND US.

Appearing at the Boyne Hotel

Satruday 12th March, Doors 7.30pm

Tickets £10 on the door

(£5 if you have a pre concert meal in The Boyne http://www.theboynehotel.com/)

Contact

bobphilips25@live.co.uk

07968 872217

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