News February 1st 2016

Hello everyone


It was, indeed, sad news we heard on Sunday 31st Jan regarding the death of Terry Wogan. I remember first hearing him on BBC Radio 1 in 1969 with his show which included the delightful ‘Song for the mammy’. He was unique then – unmatched always. No one can follow him and his singular, lasting presence.

I was booked to appear on his show a couple of weeks ago. For a wee while now it’s been called Madeley on Sunday, ably presented by Richard Madeley. I appeared with him on Sunday 17th Jan for a chat and a couple of songs live. If you missed that, and want to hear it, here’s the link:-

While at Western House I was invited to record a wee interview with Johnnie Walker for his Sounds of the Seventies show. It’s for the ‘My ’70s’ feature and is a chat about the decade with a few tracks – a couple of mine and a couple from other artists. It’ll be in the show on BBC Radio2 on Sunday 7th Feb, from 3:00-5:00pm.


I also have an extended feature, written by Nigel Schofield, in the latest edition of Living Tradition magazine.


Here’s an updated list of forthcoming performances.


20th       Milngavie         The Fraser Centre                   

This one’s selling fast so, if you’re comin’, best book now.


 5th             Tynemouth                  Porters                                                box office – tel: 0191 258 6100

7th             Etton nr Beverley   The Processed Pea                     

11th             Crouch End, London Kalamazoo Klub                   

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

19th       Glasgow *                        ABC                        0844 844 0444

30th             Edinburgh                        Pleasance                                               



2nd       Gartmore            Village Hall   



12th            The Tin Tabernacle            Hythe                                                            tickets tba

20th             Moffat **                        Town Hall                                     


* Long may you run – a multi-artist night celebrating Neil Young @ 70. With Roddy Hart, Emma Pollock,

Justin Currie, Eddi Reader, Zervas & Pepper and others

** with Fraser Speirs


For further information, sessions & interviews, please contact Stephy Pordage

Neon Agency. 07802 430526


Later this month, there’ll be some stock-clearance bargains as we slash the prices of a few CDs on

They’ll be the multi-artist Woody Lives and People on the Highway, Fraser Speirs’ About Time, Macalias’ highwired as well as John Watt’s Heroes.

All these albums featured Rab in one capacity or another, either as contributor or producer.


‘I’m walkin’ here’ continues to be well-received with reviews, airplay and sales and is available to buy in all its formats – CD, Download and Limited-Edition Vinyl LP at stores, online and, of course, at


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


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

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

“Very moving” * * * * – R2 magazine         “Splendid” – Sunday Herald                                   

“Beautiful” – Music News Nashville                        “Marvellous” – shirefolk

“Uplifting” – folkradio                                    “Superb” – Music News Scotland



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.


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