With Jimmie McGregor & Rab Noakes at Celtic Connections, 31st January 2012
£6000 was raised for Johnny Dickinson and
the fight against Gullain-Barre Syndrome.
14.12.12: Rod Clements's Rothbury Roots Midwinter Show took place on 13th December. The evening boasted a plethora of local talent including Gill Birnie and her young fiddle students, local choir Voicemale and some of the students whose musical development Rod has been encouraging in recent years. Appearing alongside Rod were Andy Craig, Andy Heywood, Rich Hurst, Paul Billett, Toby Walker, Allan Husted and Colin Davison, performing original material and songs from such diverse sources as Woody Guthrie, Billy Bragg, Bert Jansch, Nick Drake, Steve Goodman, Pokey LaFarge, William Clarke and John Martyn.
19.11.12: Rod's usual booking agent Allie Fox of Foxy Music is taking some time off for knee replacement surgery. While she is recuperating Rod is being represented by Graham Smout at GPS Music Artists. We wish Allie a speedy recovery - in the meantime and until further notice all enquiries regarding booking Rod for gigs and other live engagements should be directed to Graham.
15.10.12: A review is now available for Rod's September headlining appearance at Rothbury Roots. Also available are more videos from the gig, Sally Free and Easy and The Old Blue Goose.
27.08.12: Rod's contribution to Dylan Day 2 in Newcastle on 18th August was a half-hour set comprising It takes a lot to laugh, it takes a train to cry, Blind Willie McTell, Train in E Major, Goin' to Acapulco, Down In The Flood, Meet Me On The Corner & Road To Kingdom Come.
20.02.12: Rod joined Rab Noakes and other friends for a night in the Strathclyde Suite of Glasgow's Royal Concert Halls (part of the 3-week Celtic Connections festival). A sell-out crowd saw Rab perform a wide variety of his own material in different formats ranging from solo acoustic to full band (which included Rod at various points). Several friends contributed guest spots, including Meet Me On The Corner from Rod, who also helped Rab out on an acoustic duo version of the Noakes-penned Lindisfarne classic Turn A Deaf Ear. The band also included Fraser Speirs, the Glaswegian moothie maestro who made such a notable contribution to Rod's Stamping Ground album. A personal highlight for Rod was getting to play mandolin on Freight Train with the great Jimmie MacGregor, pioneer of skiffle and televised folk music, who at 82 can still do the business and teach the youngsters a thing or two. An unforgettable night for all who were there, whether on stage or in the audience.
£6000 was raised for Johnny Dickinson and the fight against Gullain-Barre Syndrome.
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