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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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.

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.

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.

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”.

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.

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.

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.

Regards
Bob

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.

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