Video of the recent performance y Cahalen and Eli and also by their excellent support band The Kilcawley Family are posted on our YouTube Channel. Have a look at our Video Gallery to enjoy them again or see what you missed!
Full weekend programme here …Main concerts
Friday 24th May
Jimmy McBeath Memorial Concert
Bothy Ballads from Bill Gray and Moira Stewart.
Scottish Traditional Fiddle Tunes and Ballads from Paul Anderson and Aileen Carr.
Giant of the International Folk Scene, Martin Carthy.
7:30pm – 10:30pm Doors Open 7:00pm. Station Hotel, Portsoy, Function Hall
Cost – £12 (£10 Concessions)
Sat 25th May
Main Festival Concert
Featuring Glasgow based Irish Trio The Friel Sisters, who play Fiddle, Flute, Uillean Pipes and Sing.
Irish International Sensation, the composer of ‘A Woman’s Heart’ Eleanor McEvoy.
Songs and stories from our MC for the evening MC Arthur Johnstone.
7:30pm – 10:30pm, The Station Hotel, Portsoy, Function Hall
£15 (£12 Concessions)
Sun 26th May
Grand Farewell Concert
Open Mic Farewell Concert.
A chance for Folk at The Salmon Bothy Regulars to be centre stage.
Plus competition winners and possibly a guest or two if time allows.
7:00pm – Finish
The Station Hotel, Portsoy, Function Hall
Cost – £10 (£8 concessions)
Orcadian musician, Ivan Drever has been recording for over 25 years as a solo artist and with Knowe O’Deil, Wolfstone and The Ivan Drever Band
Ivan’s songs and tunes have been recorded by an impressive list of artists and one, which was co-written with fiddle player, Duncan Chisholm was featured in the Robin Williams film “Good Will Hunting “.
We are very excited to welcome Ivan back to the bothy.
Sat 9th March
Doors open 7:30 pm
£10 (£8 conc.)
Sat 2nd Feb 2013 – Burns Supper Ceilidh / Launch of The Fourth Haal – a joint event with Portsoy 75 Club – 3 course meal – whisky tasting presided over by Robin Laing – Scotland’s Whisky Bard – also a chance to dance off the effects of Haggis and Whisky – Music from Club Regulars and Couthie Ceilidh Band – Tickets £15
It’s a few years now since Pete Coe celebrated 30 years on the road, and though not unique among many of the singers of his generation, he is distinctive. Nowhere do you find all the threads of song, dance, musician, caller and organiser woven together into such a rich tapestry. The tag of ‘one man folk festival’ is well earned!
Tickets £8 and £6.
01261 842 571 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Door opens 7.00pm
The Alan Taylor concert planned for Sat 17th November is cancelled.
Unfortunately Alan is unwell and has cancelled his tour.
We hope to rearrange this date some time in the future
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.”
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.
“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