Barbara Dickson & Rab Noakes to play Mareel in June 2014
05 December 2013
Barbara Dickson & Rab Noakes will
play Mareel on Sunday 8 June, presented by Shetland Arts. Playing a
wonderful blend of folk songs, classic pop influences and self
written favourites, Barbara and Rab will recall their early years
playing in Scottish folk clubs and concert halls
Barbara and Rab have been friends since
they were teenagers, singing and playing in venues around Scotland.
As separate acts, they often found themselves performing alongside
each other (and other musical luminaries), creating a lifetime
bond. Subsequently, they have occasionally performed live together,
sang on each other's records, and remained friends for over 40
years. Both have established diverse solo careers, winning awards
and praise for their work in many fields.
Shetland Arts' Marketing Officer, Lisa
Ward, said: "Rab's continuing reputation as one of Scotland's
finest singer-songwriters and Barbara's skills as an interpreter of
new and traditional songs provide an enviable platform for this
unique concert. We expect it will be very popular!"
From her folk scene roots to mainstream
chart success with hits including 'I Know Him So Well', Barbara
Dickson has long since cemented her status as one of the UK's
best-loved performers. As Scotland's best-selling female album
artist she has earned 6 platinum, 11 gold and 7 silver albums.
Barbara was awarded an O.B.E. by Her Majesty the Queen in the 2002
New Year's Honours for her services to music and drama.
Rab Noakes has enjoyed a varied and
illustrious musical life including being a member of Stealers
Wheel, writing songs for hit-makers Lindisfarne, regular
appearances on iconic shows such as John Peel and The Old Grey
Whistle Test, lots of records, interesting collaborations and
consistent touring. TV, radio and live
appearances continue apace
Tickets for this concert will go on sale this Friday (6 Dec)
via Shetland Box Office in Mareel & Islesburgh, over the phone
on 01595 745 555, and online at mareel.org and
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