Appearing at the Salmon Bothy on Thursday 5th April. Doors open 7:30 pm. Ticket £10 at door.
Steve Turner is known as a pioneer of highly sophisticated English concertina song accompaniments, stretching the boundaries of traditional forms, with one of the best voices in the business. He is a multi-instrumentalist, who also accompanies himself on the cittern, and also plays mandolin and banjo.
A great night was had last Saturday as we celebrated the life and times of Rabbie Burns. Les Wheeler was on sparkling form in the chair and the guests gave us a great evening’s entertainment.
Jim & Kate Taylor, John DIxon, Les & Sheila Wheeler were the main guests with contributions from the floor by Doug Hay, Bill Gray, Lorna & Derek Summers.
On Thursday 9th November we have Club Regular, Iona Fyfe and her band. A very talented lass from Huntly, and a very fine, award winning performer. Aberdeenshire folksinger, Iona Fyfe, has become one of Scotland’s finest young ballad singers, rooted deeply in the singing traditions of the North East of Scotland.
A finalist in the BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year 2017, Iona embraces the repertoire of her native North East
Saturday 25th November – Folk at the Salmon Both take to the Road again at Fordyce Hall
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2017 OTR Fordyce a
On Thursday 9th November we have Club Regular, Iona Fyfe and her band. A very talented lass from Huntly, and a very fine, award winning performer.
Aberdeenshire folksinger, Iona Fyfe, has become one of Scotland’s finest young ballad singers, rooted deeply in the singing traditions of the North East of Scotland. A finalist in the BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year 2017, Iona embraces the repertoire of her native North East throughout the UK and Europe. Described as “one of the most sunning voices on the circuit today” (Artree), “East”, her debut 6-track EP encapsulating North East folksong was received with great acclaim.
Tickets at door
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
Ceilidh Trail – Doors 7.30 – entry £7 & £4
Taking place from 17th July to 12th August, the Ceilidh Trail provides visitors to Scotland with the opportunity to experience authentic traditional Scottish music in a wide range of settings. We invite you to come and join us for a ceilidh dance in a village hall, a concert at a historic site, or a performance in one of Scotland’s leading theatres.
You will hear beautifully crafted songs in both the Gaelic and Scots languages and lively folk tunes played on fiddles, accordions and other traditional musical instruments. Why not join us in some of Scotland’s finest pubs and restaurants for an informal music session during the peak tourist season in July and August?
Fifteen outstanding young musicians from across Scotland have auditioned for a paid summer job touring on the Fèis Rois Ceilidh Trail. These young people are aged 16 – 22 and many of them are studying at some of the country’s leading music schools, including the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. This project provides a professional development opportunity and a stepping stone between studying and launching a career as a performing artist.
In addition to 70 performances in Scotland, the superb young musicians on the Fèis Rois Ceilidh Trail have been invited to showcase at Cambridge Folk Festival in England (27th – 30th July) and the Festival Interceltique de Lorient in Brittany, France (4th – 13th August).
For any further queries, please contact Fèis Rois on 01349 862600 or email Ceilidh Trail Co-ordinator Christian Gamauf
♦♦ 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