It is with huge regret that the decision has been made to confirm cancellation of The 11th Haal.
Most of the current 11th Haal performers have already confirmed their availability for 4/5/6 June 2021, so I am delighted to report we will almost certainly have the same line up for 2021.
We hope to host a ‘Short HAAL’ on 23/24th October 2020. Over the weekend it is planned to hold session or two in local pubs, hold the Greig Duncan Song Competition in The Bothy and present the Wheeler/ FTSB Prize to Aberdeen Music School Pupil, at a Ceilidh/ Concert in the Station Hotel on the Saturday Evening. Full details of event will be circulated when the mist lifts, later in the year.
Proceeds of the Short HAAL will be used to offset costs that have already been incurred for the June event and the surplus will be donated to a Scottish Charity supporting musicians who are finding life hard.
I hope to welcome many of our friends back to Portsoy in October and failing that in June 2021. In the interim, keep safe and healthy and enjoy the great sets that are being posted on various FB pages.
Bob. Chairman/ Organiser FTSB Portsoy.