Our 12th Haal Guests

The 12th Haal festival returns live on 3rd, 4th & 5th June 2022

Eliza and Martin Carthy,
Amy Papiransky Band,
Tim Edey,
Bruce McGregor,
Anna Massie,
Margaret Bennett,
Jimmy Hutchison,
Steve Byrne,
And many Folk at the Salmon Bothy regulars.

Tickets from Bob Philips bobportsoy@gmail.com

Dougie Mackenzie and Brian Miller – Sat 23 April

Musical Duo To Showcase Traditional Scots Songs

Rosehall 2018

Traditional music enthusiasts are ready to welcome an esteemed musical duo to Portsoy.
Dougie Mackenzie and Brian Miller, renowned traditional Scots musicians will be performing at a concert hosted by Portsoy’s Folk At The Salmon Bothy.
Winner of many traditional singing competitions and nominated as ‘Scots Singer of the Year’ in the 2019 MG Alba Trad Awards, Dougie Mackenzie has a love for performing a range of Scottish traditional songs and ballads.

Doors open from 7.30pm.
Tickets booked in advance cost £10, tickets available on the door £12.

Dougie will be joined by Brian Miller, one of Scotland’s most esteemed singers and guitarists, who has performed in many bands including The Laggan, Swan Arcade, The Occasionals and The Great Fife Roadshow.
Bob Philips, chairman of Folk at the Salomon Bothy, commented, “We are very much looking forward to welcoming Dougie and Brian to Portsoy. They showcase incredible talent and have each respectively gained significant acclaim for their contribution to Traditional Scots music. Their gig promises a repertoire of musical entertainment for our
audience to enjoy.”

The concert takes place on Saturday 23 April at the Salmon Bothy in Portsoy, with doors
open from 7.30pm. Tickets booked in advance cost £10, tickets available on the door £12.

Folk At The Salmon Bothy have also embraced a welcome return of regular Open Mic nights
at the Salmon Bothy in Portsoy. The next event takes place on Friday 20 May 2022 from
7.30pm, and on the third Friday of every month thereafter.

Further information on all Folk at the Salmon Bothy events is available at www.bothyfolk.org or on the Folk at the Salmon Bothy Facebook page. Enquiries and ticket requests to Bob Philips at bobportsoy@gmail.com, or by telephone, 07968872217.

Bob Fox – Saturday 2nd April

Bob Fox – Upstairs at the Bothy – Saturday 2nd April

For more than 40 years BOB FOX has been regarded as one of “the iconic voices” of British folk song. Deeply influenced by the working class culture and industrial folk song prevalent in his native County Durham he has become a first rate exponent of storytelling through song.

Doors open 1930. BYOB.
Tickets £10 booked in advance, £12 at door if not booked

The 12th Haal 3rd – 5th June 2022

The 12th Haal festival returns live on 3rd, 4th & 5th June 2022

Guests include …

Eliza and Martin Carthy,
Tim Edey,
Amy Papiranski,
Anna Massie,
Margaret Bennett,
Jimmy Hutchison,
Steve Byrne,
Norman Kennedy
Folk at the Salmon Bothy regulars.

For tickets, including weekend tickets, contact bobportsoy@gmail.com

Cancelled.

Tommy Sands returns to the Salmon Bothy – Sat 26th March

Unfortunately this event has been canceled due to unforeseen circumstances. We will attempt to rebook at a later date.

Northern Irish singer and social activist Tommy Sands makes a welcome return to the Salmon Bothy. Also known for performing with his siblings as part of The Sands Family, he will play solo on Saturday March 26.

Club chairman, Bob Philips, said: “It is heartening to be able to once again plan live events as Covid restrictions are eased. “As traditional music enthusiasts, our members thrive on live performances which bring together a wide variety of talented performers and provide opportunities to join in, socialise and enjoy the entertainment on offer.

Tickets from Bobportsoy@gmail.com 07968872217
Doors 1930 £10.

Return to regular live sessions – Fri 18th March

Folk at the Salmon Bothy’s regular open mic sessions will make a welcome return on Friday March 18. The sessions will then continue on the third Friday of each month.

Everyone is welcome to attend to either perform or just enjoy the entertainment. There is a small admission charge and a list will be in operation – be sure to arrive in good time and put your name down if you’d like to perform.

Bothy Ballads & Burns – Sat 19th Feb

~Bothy Ballads & Burns~

Tripple (Jill, Cate & Annie Lennox)
With Bill & Mac Lennox

And some great Bothy Balladeers
Bowling Club, Portsoy

Sat 19th February 2022 ~ Doors Open 6:30 pm
Tickets ~ £20 (3 Course Meal & a Dram!)
Booking Essential ~ Tickets available from Bob Philips – 07968 872217 ~ Bobportsoy@gmail.com

In the interests of safety/social distancing and ease of catering we have moved this event to Portsoy Bowling Club. This will be a very special event, with the massively talented Lennox Family, hosting the evening.

Ticket booking is essential and early indication of intention to attend is requested to allow Doug to ensure he has enough Haggis, Neeps and Tatties on order and that I have obtained enough whisky to go around!

Cheers, Bob.

Message from the Chair

HI Folks,
I hope you are all well.
It is after some serious consideration, I regret to have to inform you, that FATSB Events to celebrate the arrival of 2022 and Commemoration of Jimmy McBeath, have been postponed. The event in honour of Jimmy is pencilled in for 1st October 2022 and the welcoming of 2022 may be by zoom – tbc.
It is hoped that our Bothy Ballads and Burns event, featuring the Lennox Family (Tripple plus the Boys) will be able to go ahead on 19th February. Details will be posted on web site and FB pages.
We may also have a zoom session again soon so keep an eye on FB etc or let me know If interested and I will send link.
Finally, thanks to you all for your support of FATSB throughout this very difficult spell. It hasn’t been good, however our support of each other has been great and The HAAL in October certainly lifted a few spirits.
I wish you all a peaceful and safe Festive Season, and a Healthy and Happy 2022. Surely it will be kinder to us than 2020-21. I look forward to seeing you all again asap.
Bob

Club Night – Friday 17th December – Cancelled

It is with great regret that FATSB have decided that it would be unwise to gather in the Bothy this month. Our club night on Friday 17th December 2021 is therefore CANCELLED.

This decision is made in the light of recent Govt and Health Authority announcements re severity of transmission of new strain of Covid-19.

A further announcement will be made w/c 27 Dec regarding the planned New Years Day Session and the Jimmy McBeath event on 8th Jan.

I hope you understand this decision and keep safe and well. 

Best Wishes, Bob

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