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Coming up – Dates for your diary

AGM – Monday 6th Sept
Club AGM will be held in Station Hotel, Monday 6th September at 1930.
Items for agenda to Bob please by 1/9.

The 11th Haal
Things are looking quite positive for The 11th HAAL. However, our main concert venue ( Town Hall) has still to be confirmed. Our back up is the newly refurbished church hall. If this has to be used, audience numbers will have to be considerably reduced. Advance sales of weekend tickets are very good, so if you wish to attend any concert etc, please book your tickets now, as we may have to close sales soon.

Club night – Friday 17th September
Our regular meetings of FATB will be back to the Salmon Bothy on 3rd Friday of Month, (Friday 17th Sept) Usual entry fees etc, (unless changed at AGM.)

See you all soon I hope.
Bob (Chair FASB)

11th Haal – The programme is out

The 11th Haal will be held on 1st, 2nd and 3rd October.

Headliners
Friday night – Archie Fisher,
Saturday night – Peggy Seeger with her son Calum MacColl

The programme is now available – see below
Numbers may be restricted due to current conditions
Tickets from bobphilips25@live.co.uk
Phone 07968872217

Click below to download the 2021 11th Haal Programme

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The 11th Haal – 1st – 3rd October 2021

The 11th HAAL.

Our 2021 11th Haal Festival is now scheduled to be run on the weekend of 1/2/3 October 2021, when we hope folk will be able to gather again in safety. Most guests previously scheduled for the 2020 event have signed up again for the Oct event.

Friday night live with Folk at the Salmon Bothy

Coming your way this Friday 24th July from 7:30 pm

In your very own Living Room!
On our YouTube  channel and on Facebook 
Your MC for the Evening Debbie Taylor

Mike Blackburn, John Dickson, Doug Hay, Bill Gray, Alyson & Neill MacConnachie, Debbie Mudie, Paul Mudie, Bob Sharp, Debbie Taylor, Northern Shore, The Spiers Family

Along with Guests ~
Eileen Ordish, Roger Smeds, Kenny Speirs, Tripple, Kate & Allan Taylor, Artie Trezise

Just like the Real Thing – Virtually!

You can watch on our BothyFolk YouTube channel here
You can watch on FaceBook here https://www.facebook.com/bothyfolk/
or you can just watch right here on the website

Folk in Crisis fund

Folk at the Salmon Bothy based in Portsoy, has donated a four figure sum to the Folk in Crisis Support Fund to assistmusicians across the north east affected by loss of income due to current restrictions imposed as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.  

The fund, created in partnership by Stonehaven Folk Club and Hands Up For Trad, has already raised in excess of £8000, which will be distributed to help those unable to work meetongoing living expenses.  Applications for support are invited via the Hands Up For Trad website, www.handsupfortrad.org

Bob Philips, Folk at the Salmon Bothy chairman, commented,“We are all missing the music sessions we enjoy, however more importantly, the current situation has had an adverse impact on the income of many musicians.  Scores of performances and events have been cancelled, with no current timescale as to when performers may again take to the stage for live events.  As a group of music enthusiast, who very much enjoy the work of our peers and fellow performers, we wanted to help by contributing towards alleviating some of the ongoing hardships and worries they are experiencing.”

Folk at the Salmon Bothy, which hosts a variety of traditional music events and gatherings, has also recently launched weekly online folk music sessions as it joins many others inadapting its offering due to current restrictions.

The weekly music sessions are broadcast via the group’s website and social media channels, allowing current and new members to join in and enjoy the entertainment from the safety of their own homes.

Folk at the Salmon Bothy, was forced to cancel its flagship HAAL event planned for the beginning of June.  The annual HAAL is a celebration of tradition and culture, through music, songs and stories, attracting a large audience from across Scotland and beyond.  

The group however hopes to host a Short HAAL on 23 & 24 October 2020 if circumstances permit. Full details will be available in due course on the Folk at the Salmon Bothy website and social media platforms.

NATALIE CHALMERS

Jimmy McBeath Memorial Concert

NATALIE CHALMERS

Friday 1st June 7:30 – 10:30  Doors 7.00pm
TOWN HALL PORTSOY – £15/ U16

NATALIE CHALMERS

Born and brought up in Fraserburgh, Natalie is a traditional singer and storyteller who regularly performs and competes in concerts and festivals. Studied at the National Centre of Excellence in Traditional Music at Plockton, before returning to study in Aberdeen at Robert Gordon. University for her BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying. Having been steeped in the strong heritage of north east song and bothy ballads, Natalie is now enjoying the equally strong, traditional music scene in Glasgow.