For more than forty-five years Allan Taylor has travelled the world performing at festivals, concert halls and clubs. He is considered to be one of the foremost singer-songwriters and guitarists in his genre, with more than one hundred recorded versions of his songs by Artists in ten different languages. One song in particular, “It’s good to see you” was a hit in many countries, and to date, there are eighty cover versions of this song.
Allan is considered to be one of the music scene’s great guitarists, creating during his stage performance a distinctive rich and mellow sound, and with a voice that speaks of a life-time of travel he can make each song a vignette of life, like a story told over a drink in a bar. His songs have an integrity that tell you they come from something real, where characters come to life as people you know and places become as familiar as if you had been there. When this happens, you know it’s an Allan Taylor concert.
Well all I can say is You Should Have Been There !
Fresh ( relative term) from their appearance at HebFest in Stornaway, we were very lucky to get this band as they made their way back south. Their blend of old time, bluegrass, Appalachian, and country all driven at blinding pace was mesmerising both to hear and see.
Come back soon boys – we had a ball.
Video up soon.
Video of the recent performance y Cahalen and Eli and also by their excellent support band The Kilcawley Family are posted on our YouTube Channel. Have a look at our Video Gallery to enjoy them again or see what you missed!
Bothy Ballads from Bill Gray and Moira Stewart.
Scottish Traditional Fiddle Tunes and Ballads from Paul Anderson and Aileen Carr.
Giant of the International Folk Scene, Martin Carthy.
7:30pm – 10:30pm Doors Open 7:00pm. Station Hotel, Portsoy, Function Hall Cost – £12 (£10 Concessions)
Sat 25th May
Main Festival Concert
Featuring Glasgow based Irish Trio The Friel Sisters, who play Fiddle, Flute, Uillean Pipes and Sing.
Irish International Sensation, the composer of ‘A Woman’s Heart’ Eleanor McEvoy. Songs and stories from our MC for the evening MC Arthur Johnstone.
7:30pm – 10:30pm, The Station Hotel, Portsoy, Function Hall £15 (£12 Concessions)
Sun 26th May
Grand Farewell Concert
Open Mic Farewell Concert.
A chance for Folk at The Salmon Bothy Regulars to be centre stage.
Plus competition winners and possibly a guest or two if time allows.
7:00pm – Finish
The Station Hotel, Portsoy, Function Hall
Cost – £10 (£8 concessions)
We have Cahalen Morrison and Eli West at the Bothy on Friday 12 April. They are a fantastic duo from Seatle, their new CD has been getting rave reviews on Radio 2 – have a listen at www.cahalenandeli.com Tickets £8 and £6 conc. Doors open 7:30 – there may also be a support band – yet to be confirmed. There’s a video below (Unless you are an apple user – its BBC flash 🙂 )