Rab Noakes News Feb 3rd 2020

Hiya all

Welcome to February. January was interesting with a variety of good concerts.

The year began with a full-house at The Lochgelly Centre for the 50th Anniversary of The Great Fife Road Show plus a trio of Celtic Connections appearances. The first of thos three celebrated Archie Fisher at 80. Another was in celebration of Jimmie Macgregor at 90. The third was a new job, as Christine Hanson perceptively invited me to narrate/recite the Robert W. Service poem, in her musical setting of ‘The Cremation of Sam McGee’.

Upcoming highlights in 2020 include a sequence of dates devoted to the 50th Anniversary of ‘Do you see the lights?’, my debut LP. The shows will feature two sets. One set will be devoted to the LP’s 12 songs, in sequence. The other set will feature songs from the period, many of which appeared on ‘Demos & Rarities Vol One’. They include ‘Turn a deaf ear’, ‘(What would have happened) if I’d stayed around?’, ‘November afternoon’, ‘Long time no see’, ‘It could be you’, ‘Looking up into the sun’, ‘Debts pile high’, ‘Taking the long way home’, ‘Long way round’ and others.

The seasonal bundles have been removed but the ‘Do you see the lights?’ at 50’ packages will remain for the year.

Visit www.rabnoakes.com/shop

  1. CDs of Do you see the lights? and Demos & Rarities Vol1.
  2. CDs of Do you see the lights?, Demos & Rarities Vol1 and Unlimited Mileage.

Here are some forthcoming performances (constantly updated).

SOLO dates

March 2020

07 Aberdour                                          Cash back                    https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4468092

(A celebration of Johnny Cash’s Fife connections with Dean Owens and others)

17 Leith                                                 Folk club                       https://leithfolkclub.com/


30 Kirkcaldy                                           Acoustic Music Club       https://kirkcaldyacousticmusicclub.co.uk/


16 Keighley                                           Lemon Tree                  


Do you see the lights? at 50 – more info, and more dates, to come.


17 Kinross                                              Backstage at The Green https://mundellmusic.com/upcoming-shows/


27 Glasgow                                           Glad Café                    https://www.thegladcafe.co.uk/events-and-tickets


25 Dundee                                            Clarks on Lindsay Street 



21 Ullapool                                            Ceilidh Place                    https://www.theceilidhplace.com/whats-on/


16 Edinburgh                                         EFC Pleasance                          https://efc1973.com/

17 Kirkcaldy                                           Acoustic Music Club      https://kirkcaldyacousticmusicclub.co.uk/

Many others are collaborations so that’s how I’ve listed them.


April 2020

24 Thames Ditton                                   Ram Club                      http://www.theramclub.co.uk/  [0208 686 9421]

25 Ascott-under-Wychwood                   Wychwood Folk Club     http://www.wegottickets.com/event/489625

26 London                                             Green Note                   https://www.greennote.co.uk

May 2020                                                        

22 Carnoustie                                        Philip Hall                     


23 Linrathen                                          Wee Bear Café Lochside http://www.lodgeatlochside.co.uk/wee-bear-cafe/

June 2020

12 London                                             Kalamazoo Club            http://kalamazooklub.com/whats-on/


18 Northwich                                         Salt Works sessions          http://lionsaltworks.westcheshiremuseums.co.uk/



03 Barnoldswick                                     Arts Centre                    https://www.barnoldswickmusicandartscentre.com/

04 Milngavie                                          The Fraser Centre                      


05 Felton                                                                                  



29 Skegness                                           Great British Folk festival    https://www.efestivals.co.uk/festivals/gbfolk/2020/

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