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Rab Noakes at Edinburgh Folk club

Johnny J 15 Oct 09 - 10:58 AM
Dave Hanson 19 Oct 09 - 02:36 AM
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Subject: Rab Noakes at Edinburgh Folk club
From: Johnny J
Date: 15 Oct 09 - 10:58 AM

Wednesday 21st October 2009

Venue: Pleasance Cabaret Bar - 8:00pm
Admission: £8.00 (£7.00 concession)

"As a prolific singer-songwriter, Rab has released a dozen albums and toured extensively; he now combines this with eclectic activities at Neon. In recent years he has been involved in a rich mixture of production, writing and performance.

2007 saw the release of Unlimited Mileage, Rab's second album with the Varaflames. In 2008, Neon released Rab's first album from 1970, Do You See The Lights? on CD for the first time.

Rab tries to get on the road as a performer at least once a year, either with harmonica player Fraser Speirs, or solo. As well as a helping of original Noakes material, they play a rich mixture of Blues & Country with some interesting interpretations of hard-to-access contemporary material.

The first record on the Neon label to become available was "Throwing Shapes" by The Varaflames. That was followed up with the Rab and Fraser release, "Lights Back On", an album that's won him many new admirers. A limited edition release of the "Stuffhouse EP" has made 750 numbered copies of this future rarity available.

"Demos and Rarities Volume One" was released in 2002. Neon partner and Rab's wife, Stephanie Pordage, volunteered to go through the many hours of his demo recordings and dug out the best and most appropriate material from 1969.

River Records released an album of Rab's recordings made for Radio Clyde in the early 1980's and late in 2004 Neon reissued Rab's acclaimed 1994 solo album 'Standing Up'. "

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Subject: RE: Rab Noakes at Edinburgh Folk club
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 19 Oct 09 - 02:36 AM

Rab was the producer of BBC Radio 2s ' Folk On 2 ' before the odius Smooth Operations took it over, it was a good show back then.

Dave H

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