Back in February we brought you news of Aidan Moffat’s new project ‘Where You’re Meant To Be‘ (read the article here). Aidan has teamed up with award-winning film-maker Paul Fegan for an exploration, and celebration, of Scotland’s musical and storytelling traditions. The project sees the acclaimed Glasgow-based artist tour the length of the country this April and May – encountering locals, gathering tales and collaborating along their way – on a road trip whose footage will provide the cornerstone of a feature documentary.
We can now reveal a song from the project, ‘Jock McGraw’, which is also our Song of the Day (to note – contains swearing):
Their spring tour (details below) will see Moffat debut a new body of work (some original songs; some traditional re-workings) as inspired by our oral tradition – from folk sagas to drinking songs; from bawdy ballads to bruised laments – and as defined by contemporary Scotland. Moffat will perform these stories and songs at free concerts (replete with free drams) in villages, cities and towns, backed by an all-star band comprising The Twilight Sad’s James Graham (vocals), Bdy_Prts’ Jenny Reeve (violin, vocals) and Stevie Jones (double-bass, guitar).
19 April Port of Ness (Lewis) Ness Social Club 9pm
23 April Faslane Peace Camp 7pm
25 April Aberdeen Blue Lamp 8pm
26 April Cullerlie Farm Park 7.30pm
27 April Edinburgh Caves 7.30pm
09 May Drumnadrochit Village Hall 7.30pm
10 May Lerags Kilbride Church Yard 7.30pm
17 May Glasgow Barrowland 7pm
2014 Tour Dates (All shows free; tickets available now via www.aidanmoffat.co.uk/wymtb)