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Aidan Moffat plots Scottish trad folk shows

By | Published on Thursday 13 February 2014

Aiden Moffat

Arab Strap’s Aidan Moffat will roam Scotland in April, stopping to play five ceilidh-style shows as part of Glasgow’s 2014 Commonwealth Games Cultural Programme.

Filmmaker Paul Fegan is to shoot the trip, which will find Moffat, his band, and a number of guests, singing traditional folk sagas, drinking songs, and “bawdy ballads”, for a doc set to premiere once the Games have closed in August.

The tour is titled ‘Where You’re Meant To Be’, and consists of the following shows, all of which cost nothing to go to (though you’ll need to register for free tickets here):

19 Apr: Lewis, Ness Social Club
23 Apr: Helensburgh, Faslane Peace Camp
25 Apr: Aberdeen, Blue Lamp
26 Apr: Echt, Cullerlie Farm Park
27 Apr: Edinburgh, The Caves