Jimmy McBeath Memorial Concert

An evening of Bothy Ballads, Scottish traditional songs and tunes

Sponsored by Hamlyns of Scotland

-Friday 1st June 7:30 – 10:30  Doors 7.00pm
TOWN HALL PORTSOY – £15/ U16 FREE.

Our Friday Night Concert celebrates the great tradition bearers of music and song throughout the UK. In particular we remember Jimmy McBeath. born and brought up here in Portsoy and one of the real heroes of the folk revival. Jimmy’s songs remain popular, frequently performed at traditional music venues all over the country. Jimmy is, without doubt, one of Scotland’s most memorable and talented personalities. He has bequeathed a priceless treasury of songs. both serious and comic, and is recognised for his vital and important contribution to Scottish traditional

Arthur Johnstone and the Stars Band

ARTHUR JOHNSTONE AND STARS BAND

Arthur Johnstone is one of Scotland’s foremost political singers, and has been for many years. His status was recognised by the organisation Hands up For Trad in 2017 by being given a Lifetime Achievement Award. Arthur’s voice is immediately recognisable, carries authority and his concerts are always entertaining and committed. The Stars Band back up Arthur’s great singing with expert instrumental and vocal skills.

The band comprises Brian Miller (guitars and mandolin), Charlie Soane (fiddle and mandolin) and Gavin Livingstone (keyboards, guitars and banjo). Brian and Charlie have been Arthur’s cohorts for over 25 years, whilst Gavin is a relative newcomer to the band, having been recruited for 201 1’s live album “Doon Through the Years”!

Jimmy McBeath Memorial Concert
– Friday 1st June 7:30 – 10:30  Doors 7.00pm
TOWN HALL PORTSOY – £15/ U16 FREE.

SCOTT GARDNER – Compere

Jimmy McBeath Memorial Concert
Your compere for the night –

SCOTT GARDNER

Friday 1st June 7:30 – 10:30  Doors 7.00pm
TOWN HALL PORTSOY – £15/ U16

SCOTT GARDNER is one of Scotland’s top traditional singers, and has been performing at concerts and festivals across the country since his schooldays. Brought up on a farm near Forfar, he is best known for singing the bothy ballads and songs of the north-east, having a particular love for his local Angus folk songs.

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ANNIE REID

Jimmy McBeath Memorial Concert

ANNIEREID

Friday 1st June 7:30 – 10:30  Doors 7.00pm
TOWN HALL PORTSOY – £15/ U16

A Torry Quine by birth Annie developed an interest in Scots song when living abroad and finding ways of keeping her young family connected with hame. She discovered the Singing Kettle and the singing of Cilla Fisher. Annie has been singing in public since 2009 and her repertoire includes Scots, Irish and English songs. She loves telling a story, be it comic or tragic. Annie is also one third of Addled Vice; world paper and comb champions 2016.

BOB KNIGHT

Jimmy McBeath Memorial Concert

BOB KNIGHT

Friday 1st June 7:30 – 10:30  Doors 7.00pm
TOWN HALL PORTSOY – £15/ U16

BOB KNIGHT is a folk/traditional singer based in Aberdeen, Scotland.As well as traditional songs, he also writes new songs in traditional Scottish style, using Scots and Doric. For his own songs he accompanies himself on guitar, but traditional material for the most part is often sung unaccompanied. He is an excellent story teller and gives talks on song-writing. He has won various song writing competitions including the Falkirk Folk Club and the Glenfarg song writing competition.

Hamish Moore

Jimmy McBeath Memorial Concert

HAMISH MOORE

Friday 1st June 7:30 – 10:30  Doors 7.00pm
TOWN HALL PORTSOY – £15/ U16 FREE.

HAMISH MOORE, since the early ’80’s, has been at the forefront of the revival of man of Scotland’s bagpipes which had sadly fallen into disuse. His contribution to this cultural revival has been through hi making, playing, recording, researching, and teaching. The revival of the small pipes, reel pipes and border pipes in Scotland has allowed piping to reconnect not just with the forgotten instruments and their repertoire, but, as importantly, a lost social context freeing them from the proscriptive rules laid down by the British Army and the various official bodies relating to competitions.

NATALIE CHALMERS

Jimmy McBeath Memorial Concert

NATALIE CHALMERS

Friday 1st June 7:30 – 10:30  Doors 7.00pm
TOWN HALL PORTSOY – £15/ U16

NATALIE CHALMERS

Born and brought up in Fraserburgh, Natalie is a traditional singer and storyteller who regularly performs and competes in concerts and festivals. Studied at the National Centre of Excellence in Traditional Music at Plockton, before returning to study in Aberdeen at Robert Gordon. University for her BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying. Having been steeped in the strong heritage of north east song and bothy ballads, Natalie is now enjoying the equally strong, traditional music scene in Glasgow.

GNOSS

Jimmy McBeath Memorial Concert

GNOSS

Friday 1st June 7:30 – 10:30  Doors 7.00pm
TOWN HALL PORTSOY – £15/ U16 FREE.

Gnoss are a dynamic four-piece of fiddle, flute, guitar and percussion that tackle energetic tune sets and driving folk songs with a “maturity of ability many of a greater age will envy” (Living Tradition). Graham Rorie, Aidan Moodie, Connor Sinclair and Craig Baxter have been tipped as “Ones to watch”.