Ben Sands


3rd October
Superb singer and song writer.
Doors 7.30
Tickets £10 / £8
From Bob
01261 824571

Bring in the Spirit

Bring In The SpiritBRING IN THE SPIRIT combines the incomparable, sophisticated vocal abilities of Rod Paterson and Kirsten Easdale, with the sublime, sensitive accordion playing of Gregor Lowrey and the extraordinary multi-instrumental talents of Marc Duff, for an entertaining and memorable performance of Scots song and verse, full of warmth and humour.

Appearing at the Salmon Bothy

3rd September
Doors open 7.30
Tickets £10/8
Contact Bob on 01261 842571

Summer at the Bothy


Tuesday 21st July – Steve Turner

Steve Turner comes from a family of concertina players and singers and began his career on the Manchester folk scene at the end of the 1960s, playing and touring as a member of Geordie band Canny Fettle.

He is known as a pioneer of highly sophisticated English concertina song accompaniments with one of the best voices in the business and also plays mandolin and banjo.

Doors 7.30. Tickets £10 / £8


Monday 27th July – Feis Rois Summer tour finale

sixthhaal69Scots Trail (touring Aberdeenshire, Dumfries & Galloway, Dundee, Stirling and Perthishire)

  • Katie Allen (fiddle, guitar and vocals)
  • Iona Fyfe (piano and vocals)
  • Robyn Mackay (pipes, whistles and vocals)
  • Cavan Rogers (accordion)
  • Cameron Sharp (pipes and whistles)

Fèis Rois launched its acclaimed Ceilidh Trail project in 2000. The first Ceilidh Trail was coordinated by Gaelic singer Julie Fowlis who spent three years working at Fèis Rois as an Education Officer. This first Ceilidh Trail gave 10 young musicians a summer job performing across Ross & Cromarty.

Doors 7.30. Tickets £8 / £6

Ross Hull and Cameron Grant

Ross Hull and Cameron Grant are a superb young fiddle and guitar duo

They are appearing for the first time at the Salmon Bothy on Saturday 20th June

Doors open 7.30. Ticket £10

Phone Bob on 01261 842571 or available on the night.



The Sixth Haal – Festival

Friday 29th May – Sunday 31st May

Portsoy Presents “The 6th Haal”

A weekend of songs, tunes, stories, poetry, dance, workshops and sessions to be held in and around Portsoy.


Cupla – a superb young duo from Northern Ireland

The Rapparees – Belfast based band of young traditional musicians

Emily Smith – one of Scottish music’s most distinctively sublime voices

Arthur Johnstone and Brian Miller


Tickets available from:-
Bob Philips     01261 842571
Station Hotel 01261 842327
Boyne Hotel   01261 842242

Weekend Ticket        £40 (£35 Concession)

ARCHIE FISHER – Portsoy – Sat 1st November

ArchieSaturday 1st November 2104 – we are holding a Fundraiser for The 6th HAAL Festival (29th – 31st May 2015), the event will take place in The Town Hall Portsoy.

1430  – 1530 an audience with ARCHIE FISHER – Tom Spiers will be asking Archie about his life in music/ travels/ over 20 years on BBC Scotland’s Travelling Folk. £3.00.

1600 – 1730ish – Singaround  – in Lesser Hall, which will house a bar run by Portsoy’s 75Club.  Free with evening ticket.

2000   – ARCHIE FISHER in Concert in Portsoy Town Hall.
Support act, Amy Papiransky and Friends (a band of young Scottish Traditional Musicians).

Doors open 7.30 pm. £15
Conc. (u16 over 65) £12
u12 free.

2300  – finish – late night music session in bar.
Free for concert ticket holders.

Ian Bruce and Ian Walker – Sat 23rd Aug

wpd8dbc933_05_06Ian Bruce and Ian Walker – Two great singer songwriters with fine sense of humour.

Tickets £10. – phone Bob on 01261 842571
or email
7.30 doors open.

I work solo mainly. Although I dabble with other instruments in the studio my solo performances are generally Vocal (some unaccompanied) and Guitar.  I’ll sing you some Scots’ Trad & Robert Burns but, in the main, I’ll be singing a 60% self-penned programme. Many of those might be collaborations with Ian Walker or Charlie Milne.

Ian Walker has been a class solo performer all his adult life. He’s well known for his Hawks and Eagles, Some Hae Meat, Roses in December. He’s a prize winning artist and I’m proud to say that throughout we’ve had a very friendly and professional rapport.
We wrote and worked together back in the late 80s and early  90s.
Well now we’re back. Please hear the brand new album.


Pacific Curls – Sat 9th Aug

Pacific Curls 2The fantastic Pacific Curls are appearing at the Bothy on Saturday 9th August. 7.00 pm.

Supported by the  Mabel Duncan Trio

“With a cornerstone of backbeat Pacific rhythms, vivacious fiddle playing and evocative Māori instrumentation and lyrics, Pacific Curls have pioneered a fusion sound that seamlessly blend their indigenous roots of Pacific, Māori and Celtic cultures”

Tickets £10.
Contact Bob Phillips 01261842571

2014 Pacific Curls Poster


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