|Sunday 8 September 2013 - Noisy Shoes
provided entertainment for the cyclists taking part in
the Pedal for Scotland bike ride from Glasgow to
Edinburgh, an important fundraiser for this year's STV
Appeal. A 47-mile ride, we were at Avonbridge, the
half-way stopping point where folk can get refuelled
with food and drink. We were playing (supportive) music
for as much as possible of the time between 9.30am and
1pm, and about 9,000 people heard us for a few minutes
each ! [Event website].
28 October and Thursday 31 October 2013 - an evening
of songs with Bob Murray at the Canons' Gait cellar bar,
with all funds going to Oxjam (for Oxfam). Tickets will be
just £5 each, but extra donations will be welcome on the
night. Support act will be "The Soggy Barnton Boys". [Event
|Monday 26 November 2012 - Bob Murray was
booked as support ("floor spot", "warm-up") for Michael
Marra appearing at the Stirling Folk Club. Unfortunately,
the esteemed Mr Marra had to pull out on health grounds.
The club booked Yard Of Ale for that date (who have been
known to be MM's support), and Bob agreed to stay on in
the floor spot slot. Of course it is now known that he
died before the date of the gig, which gave the evening a
poignancy. Bob did two short sets of songs, and included a
couple of Michael's (Happed in Mist, and Reynard in
Paradise being a couple of particular favourites........).
|Sunday 9 September 2012 - Noisy Shoes
provided entertainment for the cyclists taking part in the
Pedal for Scotland bike ride from Glasgow to Edinburgh, an
important fundraiser for Maggie's Cancer Caring Centres. A
47-mile ride, we were at Avonbridge, the half-way stopping
point where folk could get refuelled with food and drink.
We were playing outside in the corner of a field;
unfortunately it had been raining for days beforehand, so
people couldn't sit down for a break (the middle of the
field was more like a swimming pool !), and we did what we
could do lift any dampened spirits ! [Event website]
|Sunday 29 July 2012 -
Ross Open Air Theatre, Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh,
3-4pm. Part of the "A Scottish Fantasia" series. [Event website]
[It was great fun, and a really odd experience to
see Princes Street and the Gardens from that
perspective. Thanks to all those who facilitated.]
|Sunday 24 April 2011 - Ceilidh Culture
Street Fair - Castle Street/Princes Street, Edinburgh.
3.30pm to 5pm. Noisy Shoes are doing the last
slot on the Sunday of an event that runs Friday 22nd to
Monday 25th. [See event
website] We're planning on bringing some
foot-tapping to the paving slabs of Castle Street !
|Saturday 1 May 2010. "Chile In Need".
A charity gig in aid of victims of the earthquake in
Chile. Tollcross Community Centre, 117 Fountainbridge,
Edinburgh, 5pm to 11.30pm. Described as "A
night of dance, ceilidh, poetry, live music and food. Family
Acts to be confirmed.", we can tell you that Noisy Shoes
will be there, probably doing a turn, some music for a few
dances, and winding up the evening with Auld Lang Syne.
Come along for a good night for a good cause. [Event
|Sunday 25 January 2009, Burns Cottage,
Alloway, Ayrshire. Robert Burns' 250th Birth
Anniversary. 1pm to 4pm. [Event
website] Noisy Shoes provided a fairly constant flow of
traditional music in the area around Burns Cottage, also
filling a couple of slots in the programme of events on
the Main Street outside the Cottage, and rounding off the
afternoon's proceedings by performing "Auld Lang Syne"
at the cottage's front door.
|Saturday 24 January 2009, The Priory,
South Queensferry. A very pleasant and civilised
community event, with a variety of local performers doing
|Sunday 9 August 2009; Friends of
Corstorphine Hill Tenth Anniversary Reception, Capital
Hotel, Edinburgh. [Organisation's
|Friday 28 August and Sunday 30 August 2009;
"Fair Trade on the Fringe" in Edinburgh's Grassmarket,
with many traders selling fair trade products from around
the world. Noisy Shoes provided entertainment between 4.30
and 6pm on the Friday, and on the Sunday from 10 to
11.15am, then from 3.30 to 6pm - a monster slot with an
interesting and ever-changing audience. [Event website]
|Sunday 24 January 2010. "Alloway
1759", Alloway, Ayrshire. (Public event.) [Event
Auld Lang Syne
|Tuesday 26 January 2010. At the
Edinburgh Philatelic Society's "A Twist on Burns" social
evening, where as well as the band providing
entertainment, Bob Murray also showed his "Political
Aspects of Royal Mail's Treatment of Robert Burns on UK
Stamps" display. Versatile or what ?