Rab Noakes News Dec 1st 2019

Hiya all

Welcome to December and this early missive.

In October I was out for a few dates with Barbara Dickson. Barbara and I are long-term pals (about 55 years now) and we do love to sing together. It’s great being out with her. I do love the collaborations I’m engaged with these days. In November I was out with Jill Jackson, with Rod Clements and then with Brooks Williams. All current collaborations are alive’n’well and more shows are entering the Calendar for 2020 (see listings below)

Barbara will be a part of a celebration coming up in January. That’s the 50th Anniversary of The Great Fife Road Show.

Details, including ticket outlet, are below.

There is only one further appearance in 2019. That’s as Jill Jackson’s guest at her Xmas show at Cottiers on Thursday 5th December.

The next ones will be during Celtic Connections in January.

There’ll also be some dates later in 2020, around another 50th Anniversary. They’ll celebrate the recording and release of my first LP ‘Do you see the lights?’ They are listed below and there’ll be more, additional, details in future webmails.

It’s almost time for this year’s Festive Bargains at the Neon record store. Watch out for further details in the next missive (in a week or so). There’ll be Bargains Galore.

Here are some forthcoming performances.

 SOLO dates

March 2020

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


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 Claygate                                          Ram Club                      http://www.theramclub.co.uk/

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                                                                                   https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/whats-on/northumberland/felton-village-hall/rod-clements/2020-04-05/19:30/t-rylkde?direct-booking 

The Great Fife Show at 50


18 Lochgelly                                          Lochgelly Centre                      


A couple of Celtic Connections collaborations


17 Archie Fisher’s 80th                             Mitchell Theatre                 https://www.celticconnections.com/event/1/archieology-archie-fisher-80th-with-friends-barbara-dickson-rab-noakes

22 Jimmie Macgregor – 90 years young   Oran Mor (downstairs)                  https://www.celticconnections.com/event/1/jimmie-mcgregor-at-90-years-young

25 Christine Hanson’s Sam McGee          Mitchell Theatre                                 https://www.celticconnections.com/event/1/christine-hansons-the-cremation-of-sam-mcgee




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