Bothy Ballads & Burns

An evening of
Bothy Ballads & Burns
and
Launch of the 5th Haal Festival
Sat 8th February
Titch Frier, Bill Gray, Claire Whyte
Euan McIlwraith

Haggis, Neeps, Tatties, Trifle and a Dram
Sat 8th Feb. The Salmon Bothy, Portsoy, Ticket £12

Booking Essential. 01261842571, bobphilips25@live.co.uk

Allan Taylor returns to the Bothy – Sat 23rd Nov.

wpid-Allan-Taylor00036_Pollert.jpgFor more than forty-five years Allan Taylor has travelled the world performing at festivals, concert halls and clubs. He is considered to be one of the foremost singer-songwriters and guitarists in his genre, with more than one hundred recorded versions of his songs by Artists in ten different languages. One song in particular, “It’s good to see you” was a hit in many countries, and to date, there are eighty cover versions of this song.

Allan is considered to be one of the music scene’s great guitarists, creating during his stage performance a distinctive rich and mellow sound, and with a voice that speaks of a life-time of travel he can make each song a vignette of life, like a story told over a drink in a bar. His songs have an integrity that tell you they come from something real, where characters come to life as people you know and places become as familiar as if you had been there. When this happens, you know it’s an Allan Taylor concert.

SAT 23RD NOVEMBER
DOORS OPEN 730PM
TICKETS £10
FROM 01261 842517 OR
EMAIL. BOBPHILIPS25@LIVE.CO.UK

The Hot Seats – what a show !

Hot Seats
Well all I can say is You Should Have Been There !
Fresh ( relative term) from their appearance at HebFest in Stornaway, we were very lucky to get this band as they made their way back south. Their blend of old time, bluegrass, Appalachian, and country all driven at blinding pace was mesmerising both to hear and see.
Come back soon boys – we had a ball.
Video up soon.

The Hot Seats – Sat 20th July

Appearing at the Salmon Bothy on Saturday 20th July  Hot Seats II

“Absolutely superb – stunning musicians. If you get a chance to see them, take it. Very highly recommended.” – Bruce MacGregor,BBC Radio Scotland (and Blazin’Fiddles)

Doors open 7pm – £10 –

booking advised – 01261 842571.

The Fourth Haal, Festival Weekend 24th – 26th May 2013

Full weekend programme here …Main concerts

Friday 24th May
Jimmy McBeath Memorial Concert

ScanImage002MC Bill Gray, Arthur Johnstone

Bothy Ballads from Bill Gray and Moira Stewart.
Scottish Traditional Fiddle Tunes and Ballads from Paul Anderson and Aileen Carr.
Giant of the International Folk Scene, Martin Carthy.

7:30pm – 10:30pm Doors Open 7:00pm. Station Hotel, Portsoy, Function Hall
Cost – £12 (£10 Concessions)

Sat 25th May
Main Festival Concert

Featuring Glasgow based Irish Trio The Friel Sisters, who play Fiddle, Flute, Uillean Pipes and Sing.
Irish International Sensation, the composer of ‘A Woman’s Heart’ Eleanor McEvoy.
Songs and stories from our MC for the evening MC Arthur Johnstone.

7:30pm – 10:30pm, The Station Hotel, Portsoy, Function Hall
 £15 (£12 Concessions)

Sun 26th May
Grand Farewell Concert

Open Mic Farewell Concert.

A chance for Folk at The Salmon Bothy Regulars to be centre stage.
Plus competition winners and possibly a guest or two if time allows.

7:00pm – Finish
The Station Hotel, Portsoy, Function Hall
Cost – £10 (£8 concessions)

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