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Aidan Moffat to premiere Scottish folk film

By | Published on Friday 12 February 2016

Aidan Moffat

A film about Aidan Moffat’s efforts to rewrite and perform some of Scotland’s oldest songs is to premiere in Glasgow later this month. ‘Where You’re Meant To Be’ follows the project, and Moffat’s relationship with folk singer Sheila Stewart, who did not agree that this was such a great idea.

“Folk music has a pretty austere reputation, but I was struck by the humour in old Scots songs”, says Moffat. “So I started out rewriting some classics to adapt them to modern city life, which mostly meant more sex, booze, drugs and swearing. There are sad ones, too, of course – I can’t help myself – and even a couple of political messages in true folk tradition. Overall, though, the night seemed more like stand-up comedy than the gigs I’m used to playing”.

The film’s accompanying album will be released on 25 Mar. Listen to ‘I’m A Rover’ from it here:

Here are all the places you can watch the film:

19 Feb: Glasgow, Barrowland Ballroom
24 Feb: Glasgow Film Festival
25 Mar: Aberdeen, Belmont Cinema
26 Mar: Cullerlie, Farm Park
27 Mar: Dundee, DCA
31 Mar: Skye Portree, Aros Hall
1 Apr: Drumnadrochit, Village Hall
2 Apr: Oban, Phoenix Cinema
3 Apr: Bo’ness, Hippodrome
6 Apr: Kirkcaldy, Adam Smith Theatre
8 Apr: Blairgowrie, Town Hall
9 Apr: Edinburgh, Filmhouse

A wider release for the film is planned for June. Find out more at and watch a trailer here: