Bob Fox – Saturday 2nd April

Bob Fox – Upstairs at the Bothy – Saturday 2nd April

For more than 40 years BOB FOX has been regarded as one of “the iconic voices” of British folk song. Deeply influenced by the working class culture and industrial folk song prevalent in his native County Durham he has become a first rate exponent of storytelling through song.

Doors open 1930. BYOB.
Tickets £10 booked in advance, £12 at door if not booked

The 12th Haal 3rd – 5th June 2022

The 12th Haal festival returns live on 3rd, 4th & 5th June 2022

Guests include …

Eliza and Martin Carthy,
Tim Edey,
Amy Papiranski,
Anna Massie,
Margaret Bennett,
Jimmy Hutchison,
Steve Byrne,
Norman Kennedy
Folk at the Salmon Bothy regulars.

For tickets, including weekend tickets, contact bobportsoy@gmail.com

Cancelled.

Tommy Sands returns to the Salmon Bothy – Sat 26th March

Unfortunately this event has been canceled due to unforeseen circumstances. We will attempt to rebook at a later date.

Northern Irish singer and social activist Tommy Sands makes a welcome return to the Salmon Bothy. Also known for performing with his siblings as part of The Sands Family, he will play solo on Saturday March 26.

Club chairman, Bob Philips, said: “It is heartening to be able to once again plan live events as Covid restrictions are eased. “As traditional music enthusiasts, our members thrive on live performances which bring together a wide variety of talented performers and provide opportunities to join in, socialise and enjoy the entertainment on offer.

Tickets from Bobportsoy@gmail.com 07968872217
Doors 1930 £10.

Return to regular live sessions – Fri 18th March

Folk at the Salmon Bothy’s regular open mic sessions will make a welcome return on Friday March 18. The sessions will then continue on the third Friday of each month.

Everyone is welcome to attend to either perform or just enjoy the entertainment. There is a small admission charge and a list will be in operation – be sure to arrive in good time and put your name down if you’d like to perform.

Bothy Ballads & Burns – Sat 19th Feb

~Bothy Ballads & Burns~

Tripple (Jill, Cate & Annie Lennox)
With Bill & Mac Lennox

And some great Bothy Balladeers
Bowling Club, Portsoy

Sat 19th February 2022 ~ Doors Open 6:30 pm
Tickets ~ £20 (3 Course Meal & a Dram!)
Booking Essential ~ Tickets available from Bob Philips – 07968 872217 ~ Bobportsoy@gmail.com

In the interests of safety/social distancing and ease of catering we have moved this event to Portsoy Bowling Club. This will be a very special event, with the massively talented Lennox Family, hosting the evening.

Ticket booking is essential and early indication of intention to attend is requested to allow Doug to ensure he has enough Haggis, Neeps and Tatties on order and that I have obtained enough whisky to go around!

Cheers, Bob.

Message from the Chair

HI Folks,
I hope you are all well.
It is after some serious consideration, I regret to have to inform you, that FATSB Events to celebrate the arrival of 2022 and Commemoration of Jimmy McBeath, have been postponed. The event in honour of Jimmy is pencilled in for 1st October 2022 and the welcoming of 2022 may be by zoom – tbc.
It is hoped that our Bothy Ballads and Burns event, featuring the Lennox Family (Tripple plus the Boys) will be able to go ahead on 19th February. Details will be posted on web site and FB pages.
We may also have a zoom session again soon so keep an eye on FB etc or let me know If interested and I will send link.
Finally, thanks to you all for your support of FATSB throughout this very difficult spell. It hasn’t been good, however our support of each other has been great and The HAAL in October certainly lifted a few spirits.
I wish you all a peaceful and safe Festive Season, and a Healthy and Happy 2022. Surely it will be kinder to us than 2020-21. I look forward to seeing you all again asap.
Bob

Club Night – Friday 17th December – Cancelled

It is with great regret that FATSB have decided that it would be unwise to gather in the Bothy this month. Our club night on Friday 17th December 2021 is therefore CANCELLED.

This decision is made in the light of recent Govt and Health Authority announcements re severity of transmission of new strain of Covid-19.

A further announcement will be made w/c 27 Dec regarding the planned New Years Day Session and the Jimmy McBeath event on 8th Jan.

I hope you understand this decision and keep safe and well. 

Best Wishes, Bob

Postponed – Jimmy McBeath – 50th Anniversary of his passing

Postponed until Oct 2022

Saturday 8th January 2022

Postponed until October 2022 due to Covid-19

12:00 Portsoy Cemetery
Laying of wreath at Jimmy’s grave, with a few stories and songs, led by Danny Couper

14:00 Portsoy Community Church Hall
Celebration of Jimmy’s life and contribution to Folk Song.
Led by Arthur Watson with support from Danny Couper, Geordie Murison, Scott Gardiner and The Spiers Family, performing songs from Jimmy’s repertoire, with a few surprising snippets from Jimmy himself.

19:30 Portsoy Community Church Hall
Concert – Doors open from 19:00
Bill Gray and Doug Hay will start the evening with a few of the songs made famous by Jimmy McBeath.
Gary West, Charlie West and Scott Gardiner will then perform Jock’s Jocks, a one-act play based on the wartime stories of around sixty WW1 soldiers, who were interviewed by north-east singer Jock Duncan
Choras (Aileen Carr, Barbara Dymock & Janice Clark) will round off the evening’s entertainment.

Afternoon Ticket £10
Evening Concert £15
Both for £20

Advance Tickets
Contact Bob Philips:
bobphilips25@live.co.uk
07968 872217

In Concert – Bob Knight and Mike Blackburn – Sat 13th Nov

Saturday 13th November – Salmon Bothy, Portsoy
Two very fine singer songwriters on one night!

Bob Knight is a highly experienced singer from Aberdeen, Scotland, who has been making a significant name for himself in the world of folk and traditional music. He is well known in North East Scotland folk circles as a singer and writer of songs in traditional style, having performed at most of the local clubs, and festivals, including many events at Aberdeen University’s Elphinstone Institute. Bob doesn’t just confine himself to his home patch though, and has played all over Scotland, including Edinburgh Folk club, The Scottish Storytelling Centre, (Edinburgh) The Rolling Hills Folk Festival in Melrose, the Portsoy Boat Festival, Dougie McLean’s Perthshire Amber festival, and Celtic Connections in Glasgow.
Bob performs as a solo artist, accompanying himself on guitar and shruti-box.

Bob Knight

Mike Blackburn

Singer-Songwriter and performer of self-penned, traditional and contemporary songs, Mike loves to put traditional songs in a new context, and definitely loves to mess with your emotions

There is no such thing as a bad music genre! I’m a fan of all music, provided it is good music – not written to a formula or with all the guts and soul removed from it. I want to write music and lyrics that move people (and I don’t mean out of the auditorium!). For many years I have used the same method – I imagine being a person involved in some way in a famous or not-so-famous happening; I delve into their imagined head, and when I feel that I know what they are thinking, I write it down!

Saturday 13th November
Salmon Bothy, Portsoy
Doors open 7.30
Admission £8

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