Friday, 28 November 2014

Christmas Market

Tomorrow, Saturday 29 November, 2014 there is a Christmas Market at the Salmon Bothy, Portsoy from 10 am - 3 pm.  There are a variety of interesting stalls to help you choose your Christmas presents.   Teas and coffees are available.

Friday, 21 November 2014

Red Dirt Skinners

We welcome The Red Dirt Skinners to the Salmon Bothy on Wednesday 26 November at 7.30 pm
Described by Classic Rock's new country magazine as'The First Couple of British Country', the Red Dirt Skinners (Rob and Sarah Skinner) met in 2009 and instantly found both a musical and romantic connection!

Seen early on in their career as a duo by Lisa-Marie Presley, who was extremely impressed by their harmonies, the couple have also worked with Paulo Nutini, Stan Webb’s Chicken Shack, Tommy Castro, and Bad Manners and have shared a stage with many others on the Blues and Country circuits.

Rarely will you see two people more comfortable on stage than the Skinners. Their live shows have been described (by R2 magazine) as “House-wreckingly good!”, and also as “refreshingly different” and “beyond perfection”.

Rob and Sarah will leave the audience in no doubt as to why there is such a buzz about them. With sublime vocal harmonies, trademark sax solos, finger picked or insanely fast strummed guitar, and (if the venue permits) live drums, Red Dirt Skinners shows are fun and interactive.

With lyrics that make you cry one minute and have you laughing the next, Rob and Sarah are also five time finalists in the UK Songwriting contest.

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

O, What a Lovely War

The next film at the Bothy is on Thursday 13 November at 7pm.

O, What a Lovely War.

A movie about the First World War based on a stage musical of the same name, portraying the "Game of War" and focusing mainly on the members of one family (last name Smith) who go off to war. Much of the action in the movie revolves around the words of the marching songs of the soldiers, and many scenes portray some of the more famous (and infamous) incidents of the war, including the assassination of Duke Ferdinand, the Christmas meeting between British and German soldiers in no-mans-land, and the wiping out by their own side of a force of Irish soldiers newly arrived at the front, after successfully capturing a ridge that had been contested for some time.