Friday 15th March – Open Mic – Birthday Party.
Doors Open 1900. Usual raffle, tea, coffee and a celebratory refreshment perhaps!
Saturday 16th March – An Afternoon of Film, Stories, Poems, Tunes and Songs –
dedicated to our Friends who are no longer with us. Wendy, John , Larry and Simon.
1300 at Portsoy Scout Hall. Tea,coffee, cakes . £5.00 at door.
Saturday 16th March. Birthday Concert in Bothy.
Archie Fisher, Barbara Dymock and Chris Marra.
£10 at Door – booking advised. £10.
Sunday 17th March. St Patrick’s Day Celebration Session in The Station Hotel Hall.
Session with an Irish Theme – led by our Irish Stalwarts, Ronan and Dick. 1400 start.
Singers and Players all welcome
Tickets and bookings – Bob Philips
hosted this year by Fochaber’s Version of Matt McGinn, Bob Sharp. The talented twins fae Cullen, Fair Tricket, are booked to do an extended set, which will undoubtedly be lively. There will still be time for a couple of songs, tunes, storied and poems each though.
Paul K is doing his usual lethal Punch with a kick and everyone is asked to bring cake, nibbles, pies et to share. Entrance a massive £5. Doors open 7pm.
There will also be a collection of food for Banff Food Bank. Bring along a donation if you can.
New Year Singaround
New Year Sing Around in Bowling Club – 2nd January
Bothy Ballads and Burns
Bothy Ballads and Burns Saturday 16th Feb. Special Guests – Paul and Shona Anderson.
Folk at the Salmon Bothy is nearly 10 years old!
Folk at the Salmon Bothy will be celebrating our 10th Birthday on Friday 15th May to Sunday 17th May. A weekend of Sessions, Concert, Memories etc.. Great guests lined up and, hopefully many of you, from whom we haven’t heard for a while.
Kenny Speirs is one of the leading figures of the Borders folk scene, from his early days reforming Peebles Folk Club and presenting the weekly folk programme on Radio Borders to the founding of Denholm Folk Club in 1993 which he still runs today.
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.
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
11th November – In The Salmon Bothy – Mike Silver, Doors – 7.30, Ticket – £10
It’s the voice that you can’t miss, right from the get-go – a warm, seasoned instrument in its own right that brings to life each of the fourteen songs on this latest album by the voice’s owner, time-served roots and acoustic singer-songwriter, Mike Silver. Accompanied by his crystal-clear guitar work, together with restrained instrumental and vocal accompaniment, Mike makes each of these songs – all created by other writers and musicians – totally his own.
A regular and long-time performer on the English folk scene for many years, Silver has always been known for his self-penned songs, solo performances and, more recently, acclaimed concert and album collaborations with Johnny Coppin – always with the emphasis on home-grown songs; so this departure into performing the works of others is a major change.