Saturday 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
2300 – finish – late night music session in bar.
Free for concert ticket holders.
The 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”
Contact Bob Phillips 01261842571
2014 Pacific Curls Poster
26th July. Doors open 7.30
Cover price £10.
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 is appearing at the Salmon Bothy on Sunday 22nd June
Doors Open 7.30 pm
Tickets £10 from 01261842571