News November 1st 2015

Hello all, Welcome to November and a newsletter with a further update on, amongst other things, the new album ‘I’m walkin’ here’.

That comes later but first a wee report from last night at The Beacon Arts Centre in Greenock where I performed my first full concert for almost a year. It went well. The venue is great. The audience was lovely. The crew and everyone couldn’t have been more helpful. The IWH launch tour is underway.


I am playing some dates in the south in March (see below) and wouldn’t mind a few more in that period. Martin Peirson at Adastra is booking it –


Stephy will take care of any enquires for House concerts. I would like to play some because I do really like them. If you fancy a concert in your front room contact us via the website Do contact us if you want to know more about how all that works. We’ll consider anywhere in the UK.


So, to ‘I’m walkin’ here’ which was finally officially released on October 16th. It’s available to buy at where there’s a launch offer for the CD version. It’s available for another fortnight or so (from now – Sunday November 15th) without P&P charge – saving about £2.50. The Double-CD will cost £11.99.

What they say about ‘I’m walkin’ here’


“Perfection” * * * * * – Maverick                        “Magnificent” * * * * – Guardian

“Zestful” * * * * – Scotsman                                    “Gem-laden” * * * * * – Morning Star

“Splendid” – Sunday Herald                                    “Superb” – Music News Scotland

“Beautiful” – Music News Nashville                        “Uplifting” – folkradio



The limited edition vinyl release will contain the songs from CD1. All 26 tracks will be available via an exclusive download code which is contained in each LP. No discounts here though I’m afraid.

It’ll set you back £20.00 + £4.00 P&P. It does sound good though.

We anticipate delivery of the LPs sometime this coming week. It’ll be despatched as soon as it arrives.


There are some additional shows scheduled around the album’s launch. They are further down this missive.



CD1 Slippin’ away – Out of your sight – I’m walkin’ here – It happened all the same – One dog barks – A little time left – No more time – Out of the blue – Believing is seeing – Where dead voices gather – (Don’t say) Money doesn’t matter – Two days in May

CD2 Buttons and bows – Don’t act like your heart isn’t hard – All in down and out blues – Travellin’ light – Goodbye booze – Your clear white light – The Guernsey kitchen porter – That’s the way the whole thing ends – Moonlight and gold (version two) – Goodbye – Freight train – Only happy when it rains – The two sisters – Bye bye blackbird


Also available in the shop are the 7 extra FREE ‘I’m walkin’ here’ tracks.


Don’t forget my facebook Rab Noakes Music page. Please visit it and leave a mark. I’ll be updating it regularly as another outlet for activities, relevant postings, free songs and other stuff.


6th                   Kinross                                     Backstage at The Green               

13th             Stirling                                     Tolbooth                          

14th             Campbeltown                        Ceol at Seafield                          

19th             Glasgow                                    Cottier’s                          

20th             Strathblane                        Village Hall                          

27th             Arbroath                         Hospitalfield                          


20th        Milngavie                         The Fraser Centre              


7th             Etton nr Beverley                        The Processed Pea              ,

11th             Crouch End (tbc)                        Kalamazoo Klub                          

18th             Calstock                                    Calstock Arts                                    box office – tel: 01726 879500