Hamish Moore

Jimmy McBeath Memorial Concert


Friday 1st June 7:30 – 10:30  Doors 7.00pm

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.

Arthur Johnstone and the 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

Club AGM – new date – 10th May

Message from the chairman – Bob.
Hi Folks,
Hope all well with everyone.
Another great Open Mic Night at Bothy on Friday. Thanks to all who performed and to the audience.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the date of the AGM is to be moved to Thursday 10th May. Station  Hotel. 1930. Agenda items, comments etc to me by 5th May please.
I hope this hasn’t inconvenienced anyone too much.
We will sort out the HAAL duties then too.


Steve Turner – Thurs 5th April

Steve Turner

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.

Bothy Ballads and Burns

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.

Iona Fyfe – Salmon Bothy – Thursday 9th Nov

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

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