A festival of music, song, poetry and dance will be held in Portsoy on the weekend of 1st, 2nd & 3rd June 2018
See in the new year with Folk at the Salmon Bothy
It’s our annual New Year Singaround on Tuesday Jan 2nd
Portsoy bowling club from 7.30pm (free)
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
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.
Hands up for Trad will be hosting the 15th MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards and Gala Concert on 2nd December 2017 at Lagoon Centre, Paisley. Click on the link below to vote for your favourite acts, albums and organisations of the last 12 months.
Saturday 25th November – Folk at the Salmon Both take to the Road again at Fordyce Hall
Click the Title Link above for the poster2017 OTR Fordyce a
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