Scottish Independence AUOB Kirkcaldy Ceilidh 01.08.20

Enjoyed a rare and brilliant day oot yesterday in Kinghorn in the Kingdom of Fife/Scotland performing as part of the All Under One Banner and Broadcasting Scotland’s on-site virtual Kirkcaldy Ceilidh. Here’s a clip of myself and Neil Mackay playing folk classic ‘The Wild Rover’ to end the show.

Closing Song ‘The Wild Rover’ AUOB Kirkcaldy Ceilidh

The event was held and hosted in Yes2 Kirkcaldy co-chairperson Roy Mackie’s home in Kinghorn. It was lovely, Roy and his wife were so welcoming and hospitable to us all as we set up an independent tv production site on their balcony and front room. It was a wonderful day, we were set near the sea front and the weather thankfully stayed brilliant throughout.

*below are some behind the scenes pictures from yesterday’s event:

The show was presented by AUOB’s Neil Mackay who introduced the show and the guests, and played in between all of the guests. For this event, as well as Neil Mackay presenting, we had Kirkcaldy local musician ‘Target 13’, local Yes2 Kirkcaldy co-chair and Ceilidh host ‘Roy Mackay’, (all pictured above), and myself ‘Wilson Noble. It was a real joy to be a part of, this was actually the first real-world interactive performance I have particpiated in since the lockdown restrictions in March. Neil and I even managed to have a bit of a play together on a few tunes and songs (Spootiskerry, The Bonnie Lass o Fyvie, and The Wild Rover).

The show was broadcast from Scotland’s very own independent broadcaster ‘Broadcasting Scotland’. There was a great mix of song, poetry and instrumental music as well as a very touching chat with Roy about his reasoning and desire for Scottish Independence. A great show to enjoy! You can watch the full 2 hour Ceilidh here:

Replay of the HUMAN Album Performance! (May Online Concert 5)

Sunday 31st May – Full HUMAN Album Performance!

Enjoyed a really special way to end the May Online Concert series by performing for the first time in it’s entirety right through from start to finish my latest loop-music-based album ‘HUMAN’. It was a wonderful experience to be able to share it with you in this way – it wasn’t in a theatre or small venue, it was performed direct from our home in Edinburgh, Scotland. My beloved sharing in the experience by being our lights person, support, and physical audience member on the night – sharing it with her directly and through to you online was a very special experience for us, and we hope for our listeners to… πŸ™‚

Setlist:

1. Div yi ken?

2. Awakening

3. Oceans & Trees

4. Universe Sings

5. Scotland

6. Uprising

7. Lost Ancestors

8. For I am the Laird

9. Morning Sunrise

10. The Goddess

*Watch concert on facebook here

*These concerts are made freely available to all. But If you are enjoying the show and would like to support me that would be awesome and hugely appreciated! I’ve outlined some support methods below:

1) Purchase a ticket to any of the shows from my Online Shop on bandcamp. Each ticket comes with a full digital download of my latest album β€˜HUMAN’. Suggested Donation Β£5 (or more if you want!)
https://wilsonnoble.bandcamp.com/merch/wilson-noble-may-online-concerts-ticket

2) Donate to my PAYPAL virtual tip jar:
β€ͺPayPal.me/WilsonNobleMusic

3) Buy my CD and/or Downloads on Bandcamp: https://wilsonnoble.bandcamp.com


Thank you for tuning in and thank you for your support folks!

#WNobleMusic

May Online Concert 4 (Scottish Set)

Sunday 24th May – Scottish Set!

Setlist:

1. Hut on Staffin Island

2. Killiecrankie

3. Green Grow the Rashes

4. Scotland (poem)

5. Loch Lomond

6. Crooked Jack

7. Ye Banks and Braes

8. Leezie Lindsay

9. Wild Mountain Thyme

10. Scotland Will Flourish

11. Hame Comforts (poem)

12. Bonnie Lass o Fyvie

13. Flower of Scotland

*Watch concert on facebook here

*These concerts are made freely available to all. But If you are enjoying the show and would like to support me that would be awesome and hugely appreciated! I’ve outlined some support methods below:

1) Purchase a ticket to any of the shows from my Online Shop on bandcamp. Each ticket comes with a full digital download of my latest album β€˜HUMAN’. Suggested Donation Β£5 (or more if you want!)
https://wilsonnoble.bandcamp.com/merch/wilson-noble-may-online-concerts-ticket

2) Donate to my PAYPAL virtual tip jar:
β€ͺPayPal.me/WilsonNobleMusic

3) Buy my CD and/or Downloads on Bandcamp: https://wilsonnoble.bandcamp.com
– Use discount code πŸ‘‰πŸ» maylove πŸ‘ˆπŸ» at checkout to receive an exclusive 30% off all purchases throughout May!


Thank you for tuning in and thank you for your support folks! I look forward to our concert with you on Sunday (31st May 6pm – 7pm GMT). Save the event on facebook on the image link below – look forward to seeing you there! 😊

May Online Concert 3 (Chilled)

Sunday 17th May 🌞

Setlist:

1. Improvised Live Looping

2. Home

3. Three Little Birds

4. Pilgrim

5. Mother

6. Where in the World

*Livestream broadcast cuts out at 34.14!

*These concerts are made freely available to all. But If you are enjoying the show and would like to support me that would be awesome and hugely appreciated! I’ve outlined some support methods below:

1) Purchase a ticket to any of the shows from my Online Shop on bandcamp. Each ticket comes with a full digital download of my latest album β€˜HUMAN’. Suggested Donation Β£5 (or more if you want!)
https://wilsonnoble.bandcamp.com/merch/wilson-noble-may-online-concerts-ticket

2) Donate to my PAYPAL virtual tip jar:
β€ͺPayPal.me/WilsonNobleMusic

3) Buy my CD and/or Downloads on Bandcamp: https://wilsonnoble.bandcamp.com
– Use discount code πŸ‘‰πŸ» maylove πŸ‘ˆπŸ» at checkout to receive an exclusive 30% off all purchases throughout May!


Thank you for tuning in and thank you for your support folks! I look forward to our concert with you on Sunday (24th May 6pm – 7pm GMT). Save the event on facebook on the image link below – look forward to seeing you there! 😊

May Online Concert 2 Full Set!

Livestream Concert 2 – Sunday 10th May 🌞

Setlist:

1. Rainbow Goddess
2. No Woman, No Cry (First Time Performing ever!)
3. I Can’t Help Falling In Love With You
4. For I am the Laird
5. All Around
6. Improvised Live Looping
7. Skye Boat Song
8. The Times are a changin
9. Universe Sings
10. Caledonia / No Woman No Cry (Take 2!)
11. The Flowers of Edinburgh
12. Scotland Will Flourish

*Watch the full livestream concert on Youtube here*


*These concerts are made freely available to all. But If you are enjoying the show and would like to support me that would be awesome and hugely appreciated! I’ve outlined some support methods below:

1) Purchase a ticket to any of the shows from my Online Shop on bandcamp. Each ticket comes with a full digital download of my latest album ‘HUMAN’. Suggested Donation Β£5 (or more if you want!)
https://wilsonnoble.bandcamp.com/merch/wilson-noble-may-online-concerts-ticket

2) Donate to my PAYPAL virtual tip jar:
β€ͺPayPal.me/WilsonNobleMusic

3) Buy my CD and/or Downloads on Bandcamp: https://wilsonnoble.bandcamp.com
– Use discount code πŸ‘‰πŸ» maylove πŸ‘ˆπŸ» at checkout to receive an exclusive 30% off all purchases throughout May!


Thank you for tuning in and thank you for your support folks! I look forward to our concert with you on Sunday (17th May 6pm – 7pm GMT). Save the event on facebook on the image link below – look forward to seeing you there! 😊

May Online Concert 1 Full Set!

Livestream Concert 1 – Sunday 3rd May 🌞

Setlist:
1. Awakening
2. Universe Sings
3. Heartspace
4. Div yi ken?
5. Old Man
6. I Hold a Vision
7. Improvised Live Looping
8. Wild Mountain Thyme
9. Morning Sunrise

*I have also uploaded the full livetream concert to Youtube – Watch Here!

Thank you for tuning in and thank you for your support folks! I look forward to concert #2 with you next Sunday (10th May 6pm – 7pm GMT). Save the event on facebook here & on the image link below – look forward to seeing you there! 😊

May Online Concerts – First Concert this Sunday – Song Requests?

FB Cover - Sun Tree 6pm-7pm

Dear all,

I warmly invite you to a new series of live online concerts that I will be presenting throughout May! Five one-hour-long concerts will be streamed via facebook live every Sunday between 6pm – 7pm GMT directly from my living room to yours πŸ™‚

CONCERT LINK: Join in Every Sunday this month between 6pm – 7pm GMT from Wilsons facebook page directly at: www.facebook.com/wilsonnoblemusic

FB Event Link >>click here <<

*all performances will be saved to facebook & available on-demand for anyone who can’t make it during the concert time.

“Wilson will be performing a special variety of music in each hour-long concert focusing on his own back catalogue of original songs and instrumental music, along with improvised live looping, soundscapes, folk and traditional music, Celtic guitar, and poetry.”
REQUESTS: If you would like to put in a request for a song or piece of music to be performed for you or a loved one at one of these gigs. I am taking requests to be performed at these concerts exclusively via my newsletter! You can sign up to my newsletter here πŸ™‚

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PAYMENT: Due to the recent world situation almost all of my performances and scheduled work throughout this Spring and Summer has been either cancelled or postponed (and for the forseeable future). This has caused some very important income streams and work opportunities for me to simply disappear! After much consideration, reflection, re-shuffling and preparation I felt the best way forward for me to now bring my music to you and to continue working! is via online platforms – with these new online concerts being an introduction to that.

These concerts are all presented on a donation basis so that everyone whom would like to can have access to the gigs. Please consider making a financial payment if you are in a position to as it greatly helps put food on the table! I am hugely appreciative for your support in this way πŸ™‚

There are a variety of ways to show your appreciation for these gigs

1) TICKET: You can purchase a ticket prior to any of the shows from my Online Shop on bandcamp. Each ticket comes with a full digital download of my latest album ‘HUMAN’. Suggested Donation Β£5 (or more if you want!)
https://wilsonnoble.bandcamp.com/merch/wilson-noble-may-online-concerts-ticket

2) Donate: to my PAYPAL tip jar:
PayPal.me/WilsonNobleMusic

3) Buy: my CD and Downloads from my online shop (With 30% discount!)
https://wilsonnoble.bandcamp.com
*Use discount code >> maylove << at checkout to receive an exclusive 30% off all purchases throughout May!

4) Social Media: If you are not in a position to financially contribute please consider using your social media currency by sharing the livestream concerts when they happen, creating watch parties during and after the gigs, and liking, sharing and commenting on any posts and streams!

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I sincerely hope everyone is doing well in these most challenging of times. My deep thanks and gratitude goes out to each and everyone of you for suporting my music! I look forward to seeing you at the shows!

In love and gratitude πŸ™‚

Wilson

 

Full Performance – (Danny Kyle Open Stage) ‘Celtic Connections 2020’

Had a really great time through in Glasgow earlier this week performing on the Danny Kyle Stage at Celtic Connections. It’s such a rare two week long festival in Scotland celebrating folk, Ceilidh, and world culture – a real gem of a fest!

I was blessed to perform a 25 minute set, quite nervous with the anticipation of the Celtic Connections stage, and just loved it!

You can watch my full performance below:

Setlist

I Hold a Vision (W. Noble)

Morning Sunrise (W. Noble)

Div yi ken? (W. Noble)

Wild Mountain Thyme (F. McPeake)

Banish Misfortune (trad. arr R. Thompson)

Ye Banks and Braes (R. Burns)


Huge thanks to Liz Clark, all the soundteam, and organisers of the festival for all of your hard work making the festival and Danny Kyle Stage such a roaring success and pioneering festival on the Celtic map.

You can find out about the Celtic Connections festival here: www.celticconnections.com

#WNobleMusic

Happy Burns Day!

For Rabbie…

Happy Burns Day!

 

Ye Banks and Braes

“Ye banks and braes o’ bonnie doon
How can ye bloom sae fresh and fair?
How can ye chant ye little birds
And i sae weary full o’ care?

Ye’ll break my heart ye warbling birds
That wanton through the flowery thorn
Ye ‘mind me o’ departed joys
Departed never to return

Oft hae i roved by bonnie doon
To see the rose and woodbine twine
And ilka bird sang o’ its love
And fondly sae did i o’ mine

Wi’ lightsome heart i pulled a rose
Full sweet upon its thorny tree
And my false lover stole my rose
But ah she left the thorn wi’ me”

(Robert Burns, 1791)

*I filmed this on location in bonny Roslin Glen, one of Scotland’s magical places of nature…

Music Sync – ‘Promotional Video’ (Inverness Food & Drink Tours Ltd)

I was delighted to see earlier in the week the finished video for a project that I was involved in last summer (2019). A friend approached me to ask if I would like to contribute a song recording to the promotional video for their new business venture which was looking to be launched early 2020. The business venture involved setting up a new local-culture-focused food & drinks tour within the city of Inverness, celebrating and promoting the local produce and culture of the Highlands of Scotland.

I loved the idea, and it’s focus on local culture and sustaining the local economy within the Highlands, so gladly jumped on board. The video was shot in August 2019 throughout Inverness showcasing the vibrancy and live culture of the city. As well as my song ‘Oceans & Trees‘ from my latest album ‘HUMAN‘ being used as the musical background to the video, I also took part in some of the filming for the day with a live street performance and acting within an outdoor bar scene (see if you can spot me!).

Inverness Food & Drinks Tours: www.foodanddrinktours.co.uk
Filmed by: www.ryanraymond.co.uk
Song: Oceans & Trees
Album: HUMAN