Back in the Bothy

Back in the Bothy

This week’s FATSB Open Mic is to be held back in the Bothy.
Doors open 1900 for 1930 start, with Mike in the hot seat.
Joan and Paul will be at door to relieve you of £4 entry fee and as many pounds worth of raffle tickets as you care to purchase.
Please bring you own refreshments (provision of teas etc still suspended), try to implement sensible social distancing and keep doors open for ventilation ( wear your winter woolies).

Dates for your diary.

Mike Blackburn and Bob Knight in Concert Sat 13th November. Doors 1930. £6 plus raffle.
Nov 19th. Open Mic. 1900 for 1930.
Dec 4th Alyson and Neil MacConnachie with Bob Sharp in Concert.
Dec 17th – Folk Club Xmas Themed Open Mic. 
Sat 1st January New Year Celebration sing around in Portsoy Bowling Club. 8-late.
Entry free, but raffle. Bring raffle prize, nibbles, cheese, biscuits,  soggy sausage rolls and a floppy chipolata or two
Saturday 8th December. A day in memory of Jimmy McBeath. 50 years since his passing on 7/1/72. Venues, tickets etc to be confirmed.

Performances

We have lined up a performance of Jock’s Jocks and a few singers. Full details to follow soon.
Bothy Ballads and Burns with Tripple/ Lennox Family Sat 19th February
Tommy Sands 26th March
Bob Fox sat 2nd April.
Dougie McKenzie and Brian Miller 23rd April.
HAAL no 12 3/4/5 June 2022.
Plus of course regular open mic nights in Bothy on 3rd Friday of each month.
I hope to see many of you soon.
Keep safe and well . BOb

Demand High As Haal Returns

Folk at the Salmon Bothy are gearing up for a busy weekend from 1-3 October as the 11th Haal traditional music festival makes a much-welcomed return to Portsoy, with demand for tickets already high.
Weekend tickets for the event are now sold out, and the Saturday night concert featuring Peggy Seeger is also at capacity. However, a limited number of tickets are still available for the Friday night Jimmy MacBeath Memorial Concert featuring Archie Fisher and the Sunday night farewell concert with Folk at the Salmon Bothy and special guests.

There is also a full programme of additional sessions taking place over the weekend, including a number of local bands and musicians performing at the Shore Inn and Portsoy Boatshed by the Old Harbour on Friday and Saturday evenings, and a number of free open sessions available on Saturday and Sunday afternoons. A range of workshops are also planned, led by experts in their fields. Arthur Coates and Martin MacDonald will lead a fiddle and guitar accompaniment, and a whistle session with Dick Elliott will help enthusiasts to hit the right note.

Budding songwriters can share and discuss their works in a session led by Brian o’hEadhra, while Fionnag NicChoinnich leads Scots song with a hint of Gaelic. Visitors can also enjoy a range of stories recounted by story enthusiast Erin Farley.

Not to be missed is an exhibition of weaving, mixed with Doric songs and poetry by Dundee University graduate, Kate Wilson from Inverurie. The display needs to be seen to appreciate the skills and talent required to produce such wonderful works. A music jumble being held in the town’s Scout Hut at Loch Soy on the Sunday from 12noon to 2.30pm offers an opportunity to grab a musical bargain. Visitors are invited to bring along instruments, books and other musical paraphernalia to sell on the day.

Organiser Bob Philips comments, “It’s great to see the enthusiasm for the return of the Haal, and we can’t wait to get together with friends old and new to enjoy the weekend. We are urging anyone who wants to join us to secure tickets quickly, though there may be last minute tickets available in small numbers. Even if visitors are unable to obtain a ticket, there will be a great atmosphere across the town over the weekend, so come along and to enjoy it over fish and chips or an ice cream by the harbourside!”

Sponsored by Kenway Tyres, Hydrasun and supported by a host of local businesses, the three-day festival is taking place after being rescheduled from June to October this year due to earlier Covid restrictions.

Information on the 11th Haal and all of the other Folk at the Salmon Bothy events is available at www.bothyfolk.org or on the Folk at the Salmon Bothy Facebook page. Enquiries can also be made to Bob Philips by email at bobphilips25@live.co.uk, or by telephone, 07968872217.

Download your copy of the programme here

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Mike Silver – Sat 19th October

 
Sat 19th October – Mike Silver, Doors – 8.00,  
Ticket – £10

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. 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.

 

Folk at the Salmon Bothy – 10th Birthday Party

F@SB – 10th Birthday Party Weekend.

Fri 15th – Sun 17th March 2019

Friday 15th March – Open Mic – Birthday Party.
Doors Open 1900. Usual raffle, tea, coffee and a celebratory refreshment perhaps!

Saturday 16th March – An Afternoon of Film, Stories, Poems, Tunes and Songs –
dedicated to our Friends who are no longer with us. Wendy, John , Larry and Simon.
1300 at Portsoy Scout Hall. Tea,coffee, cakes . £5.00 at door. 

Sold Out
Saturday 16th March.
  Birthday Concert in Bothy.
Archie Fisher, Barbara Dymock and Chris Marra.
Sold out

Sunday 17th March. St Patrick’s Day Celebration Session in The Station Hotel Hall.
Session with an Irish Theme – led by our Irish Stalwarts, Ronan and Dick. 1400 start.
Singers and Players all welcome

Tickets and bookings – Bob Philips
01261 842571
bobphilips25@live.co.uk

A fine night – Bothy Ballads and Burns

A fine night of songs, tunes and stories was enjoyed by all who attended the annual Bothy Ballads and Burns night at the Salmon Bothy.

Guests were treated to a fine traditional Burns Night meal of Haggis, Neeps and Tatties prepared by resident chief cook and bottle washer Doug Hay.

We were very well entertained by Salmon Bothy regulars and friends Bill Grey and John Dixon and our special guests for the evening Paul Anderson and Shona Donaldson.

Next month we celebrate the club’s 10th year with a whole weekend of events. Fri 15th – Sun 17th March 2019. Click the link below for more information.

F@SB – 10th Birthday Party Weekend.

Folk at the Salmon Bothy – 10th Birthday Party

F@SB – 10th Birthday Party Weekend.

Fri 15th – Sun 17th March 2019

Friday 15th March – Open Mic – Birthday Party.
Doors Open 1900. Usual raffle, tea, coffee and a celebratory refreshment perhaps!

Saturday 16th March – An Afternoon of Film, Stories, Poems, Tunes and Songs –
dedicated to our Friends who are no longer with us. Wendy, John , Larry and Simon.
1300 at Portsoy Scout Hall. Tea,coffee, cakes . £5.00 at door. 

Saturday 16th March.  Birthday Concert in Bothy.
Archie Fisher, Barbara Dymock and Chris Marra.
£10 at Door – booking advised. £10. 

Sunday 17th March. St Patrick’s Day Celebration Session in The Station Hotel Hall.
Session with an Irish Theme – led by our Irish Stalwarts, Ronan and Dick. 1400 start.
Singers and Players all welcome

Tickets and bookings – Bob Philips
01261 842571
bobphilips25@live.co.uk

Bothy Ballads and Burns – Sat 16th Feb

Bothy Ballads and Burns

Saturday 16th February – 1800 for 1830. 
Salmon Bothy Portsoy
3 course traditional meal and a dram. 

Entertainment from Paul Anderson and Shona Donaldson.
MC for the evening – Bill Gray.

Booking essential.

Tickets £18
from bobphilips25@live.co.uk
07968872217

Festive Season with Folk at the Salmon Bothy

Friday 21st – Xmas Open Mic Extravaganza,

hosted this year by Fochaber’s Version of Matt McGinn, Bob Sharp. The talented twins fae Cullen,  Fair Tricket, are booked to do an extended set, which will undoubtedly be lively. There will still be time for a couple of songs, tunes, storied and poems each though. 
Paul K is doing his usual lethal Punch with a kick and everyone is asked to bring cake, nibbles, pies et to share. Entrance a massive £5. Doors open 7pm.
There will also be a collection of food for Banff Food Bank. Bring along a donation if you can. 

New Year Singaround

New Year Sing Around in Bowling Club – 2nd January

 

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