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.RegardsBob
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.
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.
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.