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


The Hot Seats – 26th July

26th July. Doors open 7.30

Cover price £10.


Hot Seats

Based in Richmond, Virginia, The Hot Seats are a ‘bubbling fountain of virtuosic insanity’. Their original music demonstrates a massive flexibility within the band as they move seamlessly between bluegrass, ragtime, oldtime, jugband, and Klezmer, injecting humor and sharp-witted commentary along the way. This is clearly demonstrated in the album, Retreat To Camp Candy Temptation Island, the band’s first release under their new name.

In 2008, when formerly known as Special Ed & The Shortbus, they tore the Edinburgh Fringe apart and won a coveted Herald Angel, the equivalent of an Oscar, for their outstanding contribution to the event. The Herald described them as “sensational” whilst fellow Edinburgh Fringe favourites (and stablemates) The Wilders, refer to them as “crazy bluegrass scientists”. This five-piece band features Ben Belcher on upright bass, Graham Dezarn on fiddle, Ed Brogan on guitar, Jake Sellers on bass and Josh Bearman on mandolin and banjo. With a trap set, many kazoos and a whole host of other toys also contributing to their irresistible sound, The Hot Seats are a guaranteed hit.



Keiran Goss


Keiran Goss is appearing at the Salmon Bothy on Sunday 22nd June

Doors Open 7.30 pm

Tickets £10 from 01261842571

Sat 29th March – Leah Abramson, Rayna Gellert, Patrick Metzger

Leah Abramson, Rayna Gellert, Patrick Metzger

29th March, 7.00pm, £10.

It’s not often you get a spontaneous coming together of like-minded musicians of such high quality, and rarer still that they should make their way to the UK for a tour.

There is a fair chance you will have heard a track or two from the stunning new album by The Abramson Singers from Vancouver, thanks to the level of radio exposure it has received.

One of those who joined Leah Abramson in the studio for the recording was Rayna Gellert, well-recognised in her own right following a successful career in Uncle Earl before she went solo to establish herself as a major name on the circuit as well as a huge creative force.

Leah, who was formerly with bands The Crooked Jades and Dyad, had also recorded and performed with Rayna on many occasions so they know each others’ material inside out. Here, these two friends come together to become an even more potent force (joined on bass and guitar by Petunia & The Vipers’ Patrick Metzger). Rayna also has a superb new record in circulation that is winning her much praise.

Tickets £10 from 01261 842571

Doors open at 7.00pm



We are hosting a weekend of writing with a view to producing tracks for a CD.
21st, 22nd, 23rd February
Professional facilitators will be on hand to ensure a high quality experience is had and a high quality product is produced.
Supported by funding from Aberdeenshire Council “Be Part Of The Picture Fund”.
For information contact Larry on 07837 193364  Or email

Bothy Ballads & Burns

An evening of
Bothy Ballads & Burns
Launch of the 5th Haal Festival
Sat 8th February
Titch Frier, Bill Gray, Claire Whyte
Euan McIlwraith

Haggis, Neeps, Tatties, Trifle and a Dram
Sat 8th Feb. The Salmon Bothy, Portsoy, Ticket £12

Booking Essential. 01261842571,

1 17 18 19 20 21 22