A real joy to make the journey to Austin, Texas for South By Southwest Festival, where we played two capacity shows and had the pleasure of seeing many more brilliant showcases from Scottish bands and beyond. Huge thanks to Creative Scotland, who assisted us financially – and the other Scottish bands showcasing – in our efforts to get there, without whom our attendance would not have been possible. Photos from some of the shows can be seen here
So, we’re very humbled and thrilled to be up for a music award at the Spirit of Scotland Awards. In our category? Paolo Nutini, Twin Atlantic and Young Fathers. It’s a public vote so we have nae chance, but still…if you think us worthy and fancy voting for us we’d be most grateful http://www.glenfiddich.com/uk/explore/spirit-of-scotland/
We are so excited to cap an incredible year with a completely unique gig at the stunning Paisley Abbey as part of the Spree Festival on Friday 17th October. This will see us accompanied by the Royal Scottish National Orchestra performing songs from our most recent album. Tickets are extremely limited for this rare performance, which also features King Creosote, so head to for more information! Tuxedos not essential.
As part of the Commonwealth Games this summer in Glasgow, a whole host of amazing cultural events will be taking place. We’re proud to be part of the opening ceremony at Glasgow Green on the 23rd July, and pulling together a special Roaming Roots Revue as part of the Celtic Connections day from 5pm on the 25th July (also at Glasgow Green), but we’re especially excited to be playing the newly renovated Kelvingrove Park Bandstand on Saturday 26th July from 7.30pm. It’s a FREE show, and no tickets are required, so all you have to do is turn up on the night and pray for sunshine! Also playing is the brilliant James Yorkston.
We are very pleased to announce that our album “Roddy Hart & The Lonesome Fire” has made the longlist of albums up for the Scottish Album of the Year Award. It’s particularly thrilling to be included alongside so many great Scottish records, including Frightened Rabbit, Biffy Clyro and Chvrches. You can read all about the 20 albums nominated here
Following our American TV debut on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, we’re feeling honoured, grateful and lucky to have been asked to appear every night for a whole week from the 24th February! You can read all about it at the Hollywood Reporter here.
On Monday 17th February, we were thrilled to make our American television debut on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. We performed Bright Light Fever from the new album, and you can watch it here! Thank you to everyone who has supported us, and special thanks to Creative Scotland for their invaluable assistance and advice in helping us in our efforts to make it to the USA.
Happy new year one and all. We hope 2014 brings you all you hope for. The band have been hard at work over the last few weeks putting together another “Roaming Roots Revue” for Celtic Connections, which will take place on Sunday 19th January at the Royal Concert Hall in Glasgow. Joining the band on stage to play original music and celebrate the music of the greats of Laurel Canyon, California will be Dawes, Lindi Ortega, Cory Chisel, LAU and many more. This is extremely close to selling out, so head here to get tickets if you haven’t already!
Happy Christmas one and all! We want to thank you all for your support throughout 2013 and let you know that we will kick 2014 in style with an appearance on the BBC One Scotland Hogmanay Show from 11.45pm on the 31st of December. To our friends in the rest of the UK, if you have satellite or cable then you can watch live on Ch 971 (Sky) or Ch 862 (Virgin). Happy New Year when it comes and we’ll see you on the other side!
We had an amazing time playing Scotland’s shiny new 13,000 capacity venue The Hydro. In November we hit the road for our own Scottish mini-tour. We really hope you’ll come out and support us. All you need to know can be found at our gigs page here!