The Sixth Haal – Festival

Friday 29th May - Sunday 31st May

Portsoy Presents “The 6th Haal”

A weekend of songs, tunes, stories, poetry, dance, workshops and sessions to be held in and around Portsoy.


Cupla – a superb young duo from Northern Ireland

The Rapparees – Belfast based band of young traditional musicians

Emily Smith - one of Scottish music’s most distinctively sublime voices

Arthur Johnstone and Brian Miller


Tickets available from:-
Bob Philips     01261 842571
Station Hotel 01261 842327
Boyne Hotel   01261 842242

Weekend Ticket        £40 (£35 Concession)

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.