Brough Bay was alive to the sound of music last Saturday as we held our annual Bothy Night for around 60 local residents and friends. The guest musicians were the Inverness-based Susie Simpson Trio of two accordions & fiddle and they treated everyone to a wonderful evening of music.
The sunshine on the sea and the cletts provided the perfect backdrop to the delicious supper provided.
Coffee, cake and the Cletts
Local musicians joined in to make the evening go with a swing!
Guitars, Flute, Fiddles, Banjo and Clarsach.
Many thanks to the Spirit of Caithness who supported this event.
No doubt others will be posting photos here, but I claim the right to be first! It was a double pleasure to me to be back at Brough Bay and seeing my friends since I have been away for some time. The music was lovely, and the night was perfect for exploring the beach as the tide came in.
And to top it all off-- a lovely supper. Brilliant.
Come and join us for our annual 'Bothy Night' on Saturday 2nd September, 5pm.
The warmth and hospitality will be enhanced by the wood burning stove and the scrumptious supper. Bring your own bottle.
Free admission. Donations in aid of Brough Bay Association
Our guest musicians this year are the Susie Simpson Trio from Inverness
Susie Simpson started playing accordion at the age of 15, after
playing clarinet for many years in school. She formed the Braehead Band
in Caithness before moving to Inverness 19 years ago, where she now
performs as a soloist or as part of her Scottish Dance Band. Her 5 piece
band recorded their first CD 2 years ago. Gillian
Stephenson started playing fiddle when she was 10 years old and
currently plays with several bands including Susie and the Jock Fraser
Dance Band. She has played in Susie's band for the past 4 years.
Gillian is a supervisor and tutor with Feis Rois Ian
“Jock” Fraser is a multi-talented entertainer from Inverness. He
plays accordion, piano and is very well known for his cabaret acts and
impersonations of well known Scottish entertainers. Jock has had his own
Scottish Dance Band for many years. The trio perform together at Old Time and Scottish Country Dances as well as Accordion and Fiddle Clubs throughout Scotland.
9th July 2107 Brough Bay Association is extremely pleased
with their Clarsach & Crean Teas event which attracted over 80 revellers
from around the county, Europe & New Zealand, who turned out on a glorious Sunday after noon
at the Lighthouse Store at Brough Harbour
4 harpists playing in the Lighthouse store.
right Bernadette Nicol, Lexie Watson,
Susanne Lloyd-Jones, Estie Broughton,