The Isle of Love theatre show

Hello all. Sorry it’s been so long since the last update. We took a bit of time off in 2017 off to do some growing up. A couple of weddings and one baby later and we’re back with a deep, new-found sense of maturity and worldy wisdom. Okay, anyone who witnessed the on-stage “jokes” at Sneaky Pete’s in Edinburgh last week will know that’s not true but it does feel like we’re refreshed and looking forward to getting stuck into lots of exciting things this year.

Full band lineup, past and present + Lloyd from Olive Grove.

First up is the Isle of Love theatre tour. If you haven’t heard about this, it’s a brand new production, written by the award-winning Right Lines (Euan Martin and Dave Smith) with a story inspired by our songs!  It’s an amazing thing to be involved in and it’s been a really enjoyable experience so far, particularly seeing the songs take on new life in different contexts. Rehearsals have begun with a fantastic cast and 4-week Scottish tour dates for May-June are listed below. Adam is participating in the full tour to provide a musical backdrop with the actors joining in on songs and swapping instruments in what is shaping up to be a really collaborative, funny and moving performance. There will also be a full-band Randolph’s Leap gig directly after the Glasgow show in the CCA.

First musical rehearsal for the IOL show. Cast from left to right: John Kielty, Kevin Lennon, Amy McGregor, Deborah Arnott, Ross Allan, Mark Saunders (director), Adam Ross

On Saturday 30th June we’re playing at the Kelburn Garden Party alongside some terrific acts. First festival in a while and one we’ve never played before. We’ve heard great things though.

Big thanks to everyone that came to the Sneaky Pete’s gig last week. It was a sell-out thanks to great organisation from Bart of eagleowl fame. Great support sets from Dave Canaveral and Moonsoup. Here’s a review of the gig. As Manic Mike’s review mentions, we trialed some new songs which seemed to go down well. We’ve got loads of new tunes in the pipeline, some of which will arrive on a brand new album very soon. Just putting the finishing touches to artwork etc. and then we can announce a release date. It’s a collection of lo-fi, stripped-back, nostalgic-sounding songs, almost a solo record in fact. Hope you like it.

Talk to you soon!

Randolph’s Leap

The Isle of Love tour dates:

INVERNESS Friday 18th May [Preview] – Eden Court One Touch Theatre | 7.30pm | £9.50/£7.50

Book tickets at Eden Court Box Office on 01463 234 234 or online www.eden-court.co.uk

INVERNESS Saturday 19th May – Eden Court One Touch Theatre |7.30pm |£13/£7.50

Book tickets at Eden Court Box Office on 01463 234 234 or online www.eden-court.co.uk

FOCHABERS Tuesday 22nd May – Fochabers Public Institute | 8.00pm | £10

Book tickets by email fochabers.institute@gmail.com or in person from Christies Chemist www.fochabersinstitute.org

ABERLOUR Wednesday 23rd May – Aberlour Scout Hall | 7.30pm | £9/£8 OAP/£6 conc/£28 family of 4.

Book tickets at Aberlour Pharmacy 112 High St (01340 871279); Taylor Pharmacy 1 High St, Buckie (01542 831116); Moray Hearing (01542 831423) or telephone 07850 459861 www.neatshows.org.uk 

PORTSOY Thursday 24th May – Station Hotel | 7.30pm | £9/£8 OAP/£6 conc/£28 family of 4

Book tickets at Portsoy Ice Cream Shop or telephone 01261 843006 www.neatshows.org.uk

RAFFORD Friday 25th May – Rafford Village Hall |7.30pm |£9/£5 under 16s

Book tickets at The Hub, 20 Tolbooth St Forres. Open 10am to 3pm weekdays, 1pm to 3pm Saturdays, online at Eventbrite: https://rafford-isle-of-love.eventbrite.co.uk or telephone 01309 675949

BIRNAM Saturday 26th May – Birnam Arts | 8pm | £12 /£10/ £5 Under 26s.

Book tickets at Birnam Arts Box Office 01350 727674 or online at www.birnamarts.com

WIGTOWN Tuesday 29th May – County Buildings | 7.30pm| £10/ £5 Under 26s

Book tickets at Midsteeple Box Office, Dumfries, online at www.dgartsfestival.org.uk or telephone 01387 253383

MONIAIVE Wednesday 30th May – Glencairn Memorial Institute | 7.30pm |£10/£5 Under 26s

Book tickets at Midsteeple Box Office, Dumfries, online at www.dgartsfestival.org.uk or telephone 01387 253383

BEESWING Thursday 31st May – Cresset Hall, Loch Arthur Community| 7.30pm | £10/ £5 Under 26s

Book tickets at Midsteeple Box Office, Dumfries, online at www.dgartsfestival.org.uk or telephone 01387 253383

STIRLING Friday 1st June – The Tolbooth, Jail Wynd, Stirling | 8pm | £13/£11

Book tickets at Tolbooth Box Office on 01786 274000 or online www.culturestirling.org/tolbooth

ARDROSS Tuesday 5th June – Ardross Hall | 8pm | £10/£8 conc.

Book tickets online at www.ardrosscommunityhall.ticketsource.co.uk or telephone 01349 880591

ULLAPOOL Wednesday 6th June – Macphail Theatre | 7.30pm | £8/£6/£2 under 18s

Book tickets at Macphail Centre, Mill Street, Ullapool by email macphailcentre@highlifehighland.com or telephone 01854 613336 www.macphailcentre.com/whats-on

BANCHORY Thursday 7th June – The Barn | 7.30pm | £9/£6 Conc.

Book tickets at The Barn Box Office 01330 – 825431 (open Tues – Sat 12-4pm) or online at www.thebarnarts.co.uk

MUSSELBURGH Friday 8th June – Brunton Theatre | 7.30pm | £16/£14 conc.

Book tickets at Brunton Theatre Box Office, telephone 0131 665 2240 or online www.thebrunton.co.uk

GLASGOW Saturday 9th June – CCA, 350, Sauchiehall Street G2 3JD| 7pm |

***Followed by Randolph’s Leap in concert at 10pm. Joint ticket: £16 + £1 booking fee, or concession £11 + £1 booking fee. Book tickets online at https://ccaglasgow.ticketsolve.com/shows or telephone 0141 352 4900 www.cca-glasgow.com

PLOCKTON Tuesday 12th June – Plockton High School Hall IV52 8TU |7.30pm | £9, £3 U18s

Book tickets online – www.lochan.info Telephone: 01599 544706 or on the door.

KILMUIR, SKYE Wednesday 13th June – Kilmuir Village Hall IV51 9UB| 7.30pm | £9

Book tickets – online: www.seall.co.uk. Tel: 01471 844207.  Email info@seall.co.uk

TARBERT, HARRIS Thursday 14th June – Tarbert Community Centre | 7.30pm | £10/ £8 conc

Book tickets in person at The Isle of Harris Distillery, Tarbert. Telephone 01859 502212

STORNOWAY Friday 15th June – An Lanntair | 8pm |£10/£9 members/£8 conc.

Book tickets at An Lanntair Box Office, online at www.lanntair.com or telephone 01851 708480

FINDHORN Saturday 16th June – Universal Hall | 8pm |£12/£10/£8 under 16s

Book tickets at Phoenix Stores, online at www.wegottickets.com/UniversalHall or telephone 01309 69117