News February 6th 2017

Hiya all

We’ve now surfaced from what was a successful Celtic Connections appearance so here’s an update on our activities. The ‘band and guests’ concert, at a packed Old Fruitmarket in Glasgow, kicked off Rab’s 70/50 in 2017 shows.

There are many more to come, both solo and with guests, and the first half of the year is listed later in this missive.

Here’re links to a couple of reviews of the concert:-                             http://www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/culture/music/music-review-rab-noakes-1-4357144      https://captaingrumping.blogspot.co.uk/

 

The new CD, The Treatment Tapes EP has been well-received

Here’re a couple of sample reviews:- https://www.theguardian.com/music/2017/jan/19/rab-noakes-the-treatment-tapes-ep-review-neon-records-proper-americana-folk-influences                                                        

http://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/a-7d44-Album-reviews-1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12-13-14-15-16-17-18-19-20-21-22#.WJcJjZKnfeR         http://www.heraldscotland.com/arts_ents/15020688.Album_review__Rab_Noakes__The_Treatment_Tapes_EP__Neon_/

http://www.liverpoolsoundandvision.co.uk/2017/01/05/rab-noakes-the-treatment-tapes-e-p-e-p-review/

 

I appeared on Radio Scotland’s Janice Forsyth Show on Feb 1st – just before the Celtic Connections concert.

Here’s a link:- http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0890l5p

(I’m in the final half hour – it’ll be available until Friday March 3rd).

 

I await further notice of appearances on both Radio2’s Folk Show and Radio6’s Tom Robinson Show.

I’ll let you know as soon as they’re confirmed.

 

Our seasonal Neon Records bargains will be available at www.rabnoakes.com/shop until Sunday February 26th.

Buy the new record, ‘The Treatment Tapes EP’ along with either ‘I’m walkin’ here’ or ‘Red Pump Special’ on CD for £15.00 + £2.50 P&P. This’ll save you about a fiver.

Also, we’d like to see the few remaining vinyl copies of ‘I’m walkin’ here’ spinning on turntables instead of languishing in our storeroom. There’s a fiver off that too. It’ll be £15.00 + £4.00 P&P

Dates update

March

2 Kinross               Backstage at The Green         http://mundellmusic.com/venue-backstage-at-the-green/

4 Durham                                                   Old Cinema Launderette                                     http://www.oldcinemalaunderette.uk

5 Maldon                                                    The Little Ship Club                                                   http://www.wegottickets.com/event/388581

6 Brighton                                                   Greys                                                                   https://www.facebook.com/TheGreysPub

10 Otley                                                      Korks                                                                               http://www.korks.co.uk

11 London                                                  Kings Place                                                                  http://www.kingsplace.co.uk/

15 Sheffield                                               Greystones                                                                  http://www.mygreystones.co.uk/

16 New Galloway                                  Catstrand                                                                     http://www.catstrand.com

 

Apr

20 Montrose                                              Links Hotel                                                                    http://www.montrosefolkclub.co.uk/            

 

May

7 Glasgow *                                              Cottiers                        http://www.pmmusic.co.uk/event/rab-noakes-2/

*With Kathleen MacInnes and Innes Watson

8 Hawick                                                     String Theory                                                               Box Office 01450 360688

 

June

10 Arran*                                                    Folk Festival                             http://www.arranevents.com/arranfolkfestival2017.php  

11 Arran*                                                    Folk Festival                             http://www.arranevents.com/arranfolkfestival2017.php

*(concert on Saturday / workshop on Sunday)

23 Ullapool                                                Ceilidh Place                                            http://www.theceilidhplace.com/whats-on/

24 Inverness                                               Highland Roots Festival http://invernessgigs.co.uk/2017/01/28/initial-line-announced-northern-roots-festival-2017/

 

July

21 Doncaster                                            The Roots Music Club (previously ‘The Rock’)               http://www.rootsmusicclub.co.uk/