FINAL FEW DAYS FOR PRE-RELEASE OFFER
The Live at The Reid Hall Edinburgh 2005 album has, at last, arrived in the Neon store at www.rabnoakes.com.
The official release date is May 13th. From then the price will be £7.99.
There is an introductory pre-release offer of £6.99.
As it’s in a slip-case, P&P for this one alone will be reduced to £1.50.
Full sleeve-notes are available at http://rabnoakes.com/reidhall
How would you like to have Rab come and play in your own living room?
Rab enjoys doing, and is keen to do more of, what are known as ‘house concerts’. There have been lots of them across the country from Bicester to the Black Isle. If you are interested in hosting such a thing (it is literally a concert in your living room) then please send us an email to email@example.com and we'll discuss it further. Lately there have been a few requests for Rab as birthday present for a long-standing fan, often as a surprise. They have all been great.
Saturday, May 25th
Coel’s Craic, CCA, Glasgow (a special show with Kathleen MacInnes)
350 Sauchiehall St
Glasgow, G2 3JD
Phone: 0141 352 4900
Monday, May 27th
Stirling Folk Club
Stirling County R.F.C.
Wednesday, May 29th
The Sage Gateshead (with Allan Taylor)
St Mary's Square, Gateshead Quays,
Gateshead. NE8 2JR
Phone: 0191 443 4666
Friday, June 21st
Cottier Theatre, Glasgow (with Allan Taylor)
93-95 Hyndland St
Glasgow G11 5PU
Sunday, August 11th
String Jam Club (Salmon Inn), Galashiels
Galashiels, TD1 1EP
Phone: 01896 752577
Monday, August 12th
Edinburgh Festival Fringe Night at Acoustic Music Centre, Dalry Road
St Bride's, 10 Orwell Terrace
Edinburgh, EH11 2DZ
Phone: 0131 346 8237
Saturday, September 28th
A Michael Marra Night in Dundee (watch this space for more details)
Sunday, September 29th
Bank Street Gallery, Kirriemuir
26-28 Bank St,
Kirriemuir, DD8 4BG
Phone: 01575 570070
For all Rab, Rab & Allan, Rab with Fraser Speirs gig enquiries (except house-concerts – see below) please contact John Barrow at Stoneyport
m: +44(0)7968 131737 (jb: 24hr answering)
t: +44(0)131 443 4784 (jb)
t: +44(0)7746 78 49 09 (Heather MacLeod: Wed, Thu 10:30am-2:30pm)
Mailing address: Summerhall, Suite 314, 1 Summerhall, Edinburgh EH9 1PL, Scotland, UK
Barbara Dickson and Rab Noakes
Rab & Barbara are planning some shows as a duo next year.
Barbara Dickson and Rab Noakes met one lunchtime in Sandy Bell’s pub in Edinburgh. They were both 17 and learned quickly, over a drink, that their lives had overlapped somewhat. At the heart of their love of songs they were both avid Everly Brothers fans, living about 30 miles apart, oblivious of each other until then. That was to change forever.
Subsequently, they recorded live, sang on each other’s records and have remained friends for over 40 years. Both have diverse careers and have won awards and praise for their solo work in many fields. They occasionally played live in the interim, just for the sheer hell of it, a song here and there, until now.
They always love playing songs with each other and want to have fun reflecting on their lives in music. They are delighted to be doing that, and sharing it with audiences once more.
Contact Chris Wade at Adastra Music firstname.lastname@example.org www.adastra-music.co.uk
Following the now available ‘Live’ one, the subsequent recording project and release will be Demos & Rarities Vol 2. This will include a number of tracks featuring Rab’s long association with Gerry Rafferty. The centerpiece is a collection of songs known as The Kilmacolm Demos from 1976
Work-in-progress includes obtaining a licence for Neon to issue Red Pump Special on CD to mark its 40th anniversary. The aim is to have it available by the end of 2013.
Rab’s current album project w/t I’m walkin’ here is ongoing.
Rab recently compiled and produced an album of folk club recordings of his long-time friend Barbara Dickson. It’s called B4 seventy-four and is available from Barbara’s website. It’s lo-fi but charming and includes folk club recordings from the late-1960s/early’70s.
A feature on Rab was included in the magazine Properganda, distributed by Neon’s record distributor.
You can find the article here.
Please check out the shows being presented by Pete McCalman’s Acoustic Affair at Glasgow's City Halls.
Last year we delivered Scotland Inspired to BBC Radio Scotland. The entire series is available as podcasts. Here’s the link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/inspired/all
Don’t forget John Cavanagh, in his role as music radio host, and some other interesting record-spinners, on Radio Six International.