News November 1st 2016

Hiya all

Welcome to November

October had only one public show. It had a special edge for me as it was in my home-town of Cupar in Fife, at Watt’s, on Saturday October 15th. I’m delighted to report it was sold out and was a highly rewarding experience for me, playing to a terrific crowd. Thanks to all involved.

Now it’s time to start looking forward to some of the things that’ll be going on in 2017,

As I mentioned before, I reach the age of 70 and mark 50 years since my first properly-billed, professional performance. These events are both in May but anniversary-related appearances, which will carry on throughout the year, kick off in earnest early in 2017 with a major show in Glasgow.

This show can now be confirmed as a part of Celtic Connections and will be at Glasgow’s Old Fruitmarket on Thursday February 2nd.

Here I’ll be joined by a hand-picked gathering of people I’ve been collaborating with, in one way or another, recently. We’ll have  Stuart Brown on drums, Jill Jackson on guitars and vocals, Kathleen MacInnes on vocals, Una McGlone  on double-bass, Lisbee Stainton on vocals and other instruments, Innes Watson on fiddle, vocals and other instruments.

The repertoire will form a narrative based around landmark songs, old and new.


As I’ve mentioned before, there’ll soon be a release of new material, a half-dozen songs triggered by the experience of 2015’s health issues.

The Treatment Tapes EP went off to manufacture on Friday 28th October.

Its release date will be 20th January but copies will be available at

as soon as they’re with us, certainly by the end of November. It’ll be £7.99 + p&p.


RAB NOAKES 70/50 in 2017


Kicking off with the Celtic Connections show –

here’s notice of some 2017 dates up to early April



2 Glasgow                               Celtic Connections.                             The Old Fruitmarket


2 Kinross                                  Backstage at The Green

4 Durham                                Old Cinema Launderette                    0191 384 1412

5 Maldon                                Blue Boar Hotel                                   01621 851457

6 Brighton                                Greys                                                   01273 680734

10 Otley                                   Korks                                                    01943 462020

11 London                              Kings Place                                

15 Sheffield                              Boardwalk                                 

16 New Galloway                   Catstrand                                            01644 420374



20 Montrose                            Links Hotel                                  


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