Friday night live with Folk at the Salmon Bothy

Coming your way this Friday 5/6/20 from 7:30 pm

Richard Elliott

In your very own Living Room!
On Facebook and on YouTube
Your MC for the Evening – Richard Elliott

Mike Blackburn ~ John Dickson ~ Richard Elliott
Ron Gardner ~ Doug Hay ~ Paul Kersley
Debbie Mudie ~ Paul Mudie ~ Bob Sharp
Julie Ann Wall ~ The Spiers Family

Dave Goulder ~ Geordie Murison
Dougie Mackenzie ~ Kenny Speirs
Shepheard, Spiers & Watson

From the Archive ~ John Mackie

You can watch on YouTube here
You can watch on FaceBook here
or you can just watch right here on the website.


Friday night live with Folk at the Salmon Bothy

Coming your way this Friday 29/05/20 from 7:30 pm

Iona Fyfe

In your very own Living Room!
On Facebook and on YouTube
Your MCs for the Evening – Derek & Lorna Summers

Tom Spiers, Alyson MacConnachie, Elsa Mc Taggert, Paul Mudie, Maggie Spiers, Arthur Watson, The Anthony Quines, Northern Shore, Dougie MacKenzie

Extended Guest spot –
Iona Fyfe

You can watch on YouTube here
You can watch on FaceBook here
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,

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.

Friday night live with Folk at the Salmon bothy

Coming your way this Friday 22/05/20 from 7:30 pm

Bob Sharp

In your very own Living Room!
On Facebook and on YouTube
Your MC for the Evening – Bob Sharp

Doug Hay, Alyson & Neil MacConnachie,
Paul Mudie
Emma, Maggie & Tom Spiers
Debbie Taylor, Fats Vandyke, Les Wheeler

With Guests
Fair Trickit, Tripple, The Anthony Quines, Rob Van Sante
Iona Fyfe

You can watch on YouTube here
You can watch on FaceBook here
or you can just watch right here on the website.

Friday Frolics – Live from 7.30pm – 15th May

Friday Frolics – Live tonight from 7.30pm

Friday Frolics will go live on our Facebook page, and simultaneously on the Bothyfolk YouTube channel and also here on the website from 7.30pm tonight and will also be available to catch up later.

If you want to watch on Facebook just follow our page

If you want to watch on YouTube click this link or click on the video frame below.

Live on Friday – Host – Bob Philips

Once again Folk at the Salmon Bothy goes live on a Friday.
You can watch the show live on Youtube and Facebook from 7.30pm on Friday 15th May or maybe catch up later. This weeks episode is hosted by our very own Chairman Bob. We’ll post the streaming and catch up links and instructions on the website shortly

This week’s show includes Bob Philips, Mike Blackburn, Ruth Fisher, Bob Leslie, Paul and Debbie Mudie, Debs Taylor , Graham Legge, Rob Van Sante, Paul Mudie, Doug Hay, Julie Anne Wall, Bob Sharp, The Spiers Family, Alyson and Neil McConnachie, Kimbers Men

Stonehaven Folk Club – Fund Raising Concert

Hands up for Trad is hosting a free fund raising concert on their Facebook page on Thursday evening 14th May at 8pm. The World Play a strathspey day fund raising concert will feature 10 Scottish musicians who will be performing over the course of the evening. 

Fund raising will be in aid of Stonehaven Folk Club’s “Folk in Crisis support fund” Stonehaven has already donated £5,000 and total funds raised now exceed £8,000. Folk at the Salmon Bothy have also made a significant contribution to this fund. Many thanks if you have helped achieve this total so far.

Click the link below for details of the concert line up and timings including and links to the Hands Up for Trad Facebook page to access the concert.

1Douglas Montgomery (fiddle, Orkney)20:00
2Shona Mooney (fiddle, Scottish Borders)20:15
3Tom Orr (Accordion, Lanark)20:30
4Jenna Reid (fiddle, Shetland)20:45
5Josie Duncan (song, Lewis)21:00
6Mairearad Green (accordion, Ullapool)21:15
7Gary Innes (accordion, Fort William)21:30
8Rua Macmillan (fiddle, Nairn)21:45
9Ali Levack (whistle/pipes, Dingwall)22:00
10Kristan Harvey (fiddle, Orkney)22:15

Please enjoy this free concert and if you are both willing and able, help support performing Folk Artists struggling hardship during the present crisis.
If you want to donate now you can do so here!
Enjoy the concert!

YouTube – catch up with Friday Frolics

You can now catch up with the Friday Frolics videos on YouTube.
Click the link below to go to the playlist or just click in the YouTube widget on this page.

Friday Frolicks on YouTube

In future we will be streaming live on YouTube as well as Facebook on each club night. The streams and links will be advertised here on the website and on our Facebook page.

You will be able to view the videos either on Facebook or on YouTube and of course here on the website.



Folk at the Salmon Bothy will also make a substantial contribution from our reserves.

Stonehaven Folk Club recognises the catastrophic impact that Covid-19 has had on Scottish Folk Artists and their crew’s incomes. To help address this impact, the Club has teamed up with Hands Up for Trad to start up a fund to help support Folk musicians and music production staff living in Scotland during the crisis.

To launch the Fund, Stonehaven Folk Club is providing 20 grants of £250 to help towards living expenses during this period when affected individuals are unable to work. It is hoped this fund will grow with further donations from other organisations and the public.

To support this project please donate by going to the Fund’s JustGiving page – here

Affected individuals wishing to apply for a grant please click here

For more information on this initiative, go to the Hands up for Trad website:

Please help support this project if you can!
Thanks for reading this far and all the very best.
Stay safe
Andy Popplestone
Stonehaven Folk Club

Friday Frolics from Folk at the Salmon Bothy

Whilst the Lockdown is in place we are going to be going out with a weekly event so that you can watch from the comfort of your own home. Tune in to this event page every Friday at 7:30pm for a selection of Tunes, Tales, and Terrific Terpsichore!

The club night will consist of prerecorded sets and will be broadcast on Facebook – click here to join

The broadcast will be followed by a Zoom Meet

Meeting ID: 774 4989 3180
Password: contact Mike on Facebook or email

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