Cancelled – Alan Taylor, Returning to the bothy 17th Nov

Unfortunately this event is cancelled.
Alan is not well and has cancelled his tour

Alan makes a welcome return to the Bothy on Saturday 17th November.
Tickets available from the usual sources. See links on this page. £10 and £8 (conc).


Looking back as well as forward, few people can convey with such eloquence their life experiences. His songs are written from a lifetime of travelling; always the observer passing through, each song is a vignette of life, like a story told over a drink in a bar. Each has an integrity that tells you it comes from something real; characters come to life like people you know and places become as familiar as if you had been there. As Allan says at the beginning of each concert, “Sit back and enjoy the journey.”

Evening of Stories for Halloween ~ with Sheena Blackhall

An Evening of Stories for Halloween ~ Hosted by Sheena Blackhall

Dining Room – Station Hotel – Portsoy
Thursday 25th October,  7.00 pm
Donations at the Door

Wendy’s Storytelling Group, are holding an evening event in The Station Hotel Dining Room from 7pm on Thursday . Sheena Blackhall is to attend and we will have a collection and raffle. Proceeds towards The Wendy Memorial Fund.

Bard – appearing at the Bothy Sat 7th July 7.30pm


“They are going to be one of the hottest tickets this year” “The actual quality of the songwriting is exceptional, it really belies Theo’s young years” – Bruce MacGregor, Travelling Folk, BBC Radio Scotland.

“Best thing to happen to contemporary English folk song in a very long time!” – Sean Purser, senior music producer (Travelling Folk and Global Gathering), BBC Radio Scotland.

“I do like your band!” – Aidan O’Rourke, Lau and KAN

“Unpretentious and pleasing… a grower” fRoots Magazine

“Something refreshingly new and different to tease and nourish” – Allan Wilkinson, Northern Sky music magazine

Ivan Drever appearing at the Salmon Bothy


Ivan Drever will be appearing at the Salmon Bothy on

Ivan Drever hails from Orkney in Scotland, he has recorded a host of albums both solo and with other performers. His 2010 album, “Notes From an Island”, on Attic records, is a reflection on his Orcadian heritage. He has recorded a new album “Bless The Wind” in Easter Ross.

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Having worked with the “Knowe O’ Deil” and as a solo artist, Ivan joined Wolfstone in 1990, their work saw them perform worldwide. Ivan’s songs and tunes have been recorded by an impressive list of artists and indeed one, which was co-written with fiddle player, Duncan Chisholm was featured in the Robin Williams film “Good Will Hunting “.

Ivan composed the songs and music and performed for the Californian Dance Based Company “Celtic Fusion” which saw him working for the early part of   2001 in the States, touring with the Company throughout March on the East coast of the U.S.

Ivan also tours Europe frequently with Duncan Chisholm, their duo album “The Lewis Blue” was released on Iona Records.  The DVD & CD release of “Long December Nights” captured the duo in the relaxed setting of Duncan’s front room.

Ivan’s career has been long and fruitful and “Notes from an Island” shows that this is set fair to continue. He is currently in Ross-shire, recording a new album: “Bless The Wind”.

Ivan’s current live set features songs from “Notes From An Island” several as yet unreleased new songs and material from his back catalogue. For bookings contact us via our contact page.

Ivan’s new album “Bless The Wind” is released on Orcadian records.  The album was recorded in Easter Ross at Les MacPherson’s Near Field Studios in and features Paul Eastham from Coast and Ivan’s old Wolfstone bandmate Andy Murray.

This will be Ivan’s first time in the Bothy.
Upstairs at the Salmon Bothy
Doors Open 7pm ~ £10 (£8 conc)

Tickets from Bob Philips



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