Luke Jackson. Wed 17th Aug

Popular singer-songwriter Luke Jackson is set to bring his Unlocked and Solo Scottish tour to the Salmon Bothy, Portsoy on Wednesday 7th August.

Luke, who hails from Canterbury in Kent, has steadily developed a reputation for himself in the folk, roots, Americana and acoustic circuits.

Nominated for the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award and the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards ‘Horizon Award’ for best emerging talent, he has gained huge acclaim for his work to date.

A seven track EP of songs titles ‘Of The Time’, which was penned during the Covid-19 lockdown, has been very well received as an addition to Luke’s existing catalogue of music.

Demand for performances at venues and events across the globe is at an all-time high, as is his rapidly growing national and international fan base.

Having toured extensively across the UK, Europe and USA, this is Luke’s eighth year touring in Scotland, but his first ever solo tour north of the border.

The event, organised by Folk at the Salmon Bothy, will be held at The Salmon Bothy on Wednesday 17 August.

Support will be provided by Chris Grant, who hails from Keith. A talented and prolific songwriter, Chris possesses one of the richest and instantly recognisable vocals in music, and is worthy of the many plaudits he receives from fans and peers alike.

Bob Philips, chairman of Folk at the Salmon Bothy, commented, “We are delighted to once again be bringing a high calibre of talent to Portsoy for local music enthusiasts to enjoy. We are really looking forward to enjoying a great night of entertainment from two excellent musicians. The gig is proving very popular, with tickets already limited, so we encourage anyone who is thinking about coming along to buy their ticket soon to avoid disappointment.”

Advance tickets for the strictly ticketed event are available now priced £10 each. Any remaining tickets will be available on the door priced £12. Doors open at 7pm, for 8pm start and attendees may bring their own bottle on the night.

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

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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.

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.

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

Postponed – Jimmy McBeath – 50th Anniversary of his passing

Postponed until Oct 2022

Saturday 8th January 2022

Postponed until October 2022 due to Covid-19

12:00 Portsoy Cemetery
Laying of wreath at Jimmy’s grave, with a few stories and songs, led by Danny Couper

14:00 Portsoy Community Church Hall
Celebration of Jimmy’s life and contribution to Folk Song.
Led by Arthur Watson with support from Danny Couper, Geordie Murison, Scott Gardiner and The Spiers Family, performing songs from Jimmy’s repertoire, with a few surprising snippets from Jimmy himself.

19:30 Portsoy Community Church Hall
Concert – Doors open from 19:00
Bill Gray and Doug Hay will start the evening with a few of the songs made famous by Jimmy McBeath.
Gary West, Charlie West and Scott Gardiner will then perform Jock’s Jocks, a one-act play based on the wartime stories of around sixty WW1 soldiers, who were interviewed by north-east singer Jock Duncan
Choras (Aileen Carr, Barbara Dymock & Janice Clark) will round off the evening’s entertainment.

Afternoon Ticket £10
Evening Concert £15
Both for £20

Advance Tickets
Contact Bob Philips:
bobphilips25@live.co.uk
07968 872217

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

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