Welcome to a March missive. The key reason for this one is the fact that there are more dates to mention, including one at Largo Arts Festival in July. There’s also one with Jill Jackson at Fringe by the Sea in August.
Prior to that there’s an outing for Jill’n’me at Stirling Tolbooth in a coupla weeks, on 21st March. I’ve played Tolbooth solo before. It’s a bonnie venue so I’m well up for to being there wi’ Jill. It’s our first full gig since she be came Mum to Buddy last year.
I’m sending this on Friday 13th. I like that. It means little as I’m not in the least superstitious but, as I turned 13 on Friday 13th May (1960), it’s never been a particularly precarious thing.
Next one for me is Leith Folk Club on Tuesday 17th March. It’s always a pleasure to play Leith so I’m looking forward to that.
First weekend of April, I’ll be out’n’about with Rod Clements. We’ll be at Barnoldswick, Milngavie and Felton. It’s always a pleasure to be with, and make songs with, Rod. He’s a dear friend of now 50 years.
Right now, this wee spell is largely ‘off the road’ and preparing for what’s coming up later in the year. There’s no doubt things contain an uncertainty with regard to whether events will occur or not but, as of today at least, everything stands as planned. As the saying goes, ‘Watch this Space’.
2020’s centrepiece is a sequence of dates devoted to the 50th Anniversary of ‘Do you see the lights?’, my first LP, which was recorded in Jan 1970 and released in September of that year. 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.
Here’s a wee reminder that, to tie in with the ‘Do you see the lights?’ at 50 celebrations, the relevant packages are available in the store for the remainder of the anniversary year.
- CDs of Do you see the lights? and Demos & Rarities Vol1. (£15.00 + p&p)
- CDs of Do you see the lights?, Demos & Rarities Vol1 and Unlimited Mileage. (£20.00 + p&p)
Here are some forthcoming performances (constantly updated).
Everything cited is confirmed, although the fluid nature of the development of COVID-19 may result in amendments.
17 Leith Folk club https://leithfolkclub.com/
30 Kirkcaldy Acoustic Music Club https://kirkcaldyacousticmusicclub.co.uk/
18 Lower Largo The Crusoe https://www.largoartsweek.com/
16 Keighley Lemon Tree
06 Denholm (Hawick) Folk Festival http://www.denholmfolkfest.co.uk/
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.
With JILL JACKSON
21 Stirling Tolbooth https://stirlingevents.org/tolbooth-event/rab-noakes-jill-jackson/
15 North Berwick Fringe by the Sea https://www.fringebythesea.com/
With BROOKS WILLIAMS
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
22 Carnoustie Philip Hall
23 Linrathen Wee Bear Café Lochside https://www.gigantic.com/brooks-williams-rab-noakes-at-lodge-at-lochside-tickets/lodge-at-lochside-wee-bear-cafe/2020-05-23-19-30
12 London Kalamazoo Club http://kalamazooklub.com/whats-on/
18 Northwich Salt Works sessions http://lionsaltworks.westcheshiremuseums.co.uk/
With ROD CLEMENTS
03 Barnoldswick Arts Centre https://www.barnoldswickmusicandartscentre.com/
04 Milngavie The Fraser Centre
05 Felton (Northumberland) Village Hall
29 Skegness Great British Folk Festival https://www.efestivals.co.uk/festivals/gbfolk/2020/