Scottish tour in April

Adam is off on tour around Scotland with Canadian indie-poppers The Burning Hell in April! We’re also delighted to say that the Glasgow show on 24th will be a full band Randolph’s Leap gig. Here are the full dates with ticket links:

April 18: The Drouthy Cobbler, Elgin – TICKETS
April 19: Gable End Theatre, Hoy, Orkney
April 20: The Sound Archive, Kirkwall, Orkney – TICKETS
April 21: The String cafe/bar, Lerwick, Shetland – TICKETS
April 23: Mediterranea, Stirling – TICKETS
April 24: The Blue Arrow, Glasgow *FULL BAND* – TICKETS
April 25: An Tobar (Comar), Tobermory, Mull – TICKETS
April 26: Knoydart Community Hall, Knoydart
April 27: SEALL, Sleat, Skye – TICKETS
April 28: Clarks on Lindsay Street, Dundee – TICKETS

This should be a blast. Adam has played alongside TBH a few times now and they’re great fun. Humorous and heartwarming stuff.

Not long after that, the full band are heading up to Findhorn to play the Universal Hall on 11th May.  TICKETS! Really looking forward to returning here for the first time since the memorable closing night of The Isle Of Love. Not too far from here either:

In other news, we’re working away on the next album with some studio time booked in March.

All the best,

Randolph’s Leap

Isle of Love at the Universall Hall, Findhorn

Solo gigs starting this week

Photo by Andy Catlin
Adam will be playing a special solo set at the Glad Cafe in Glasgow on Tuesday 27th November followed by a few more shows across Scotland, supporting Malcolm Middleton and Canadian indie-poppers The Burning Hell. It would put a big smile on his little face to see you there.


27 November – The Glad Cafe, Glasgow (Sundown Song Nights launch),  TICKETS.

29 November – Tunnels, Aberdeen (supporting Malcolm Middleton), TICKETS.

04 December – Nice N Sleazy, Glasgow (supporting The Burning Hell and Broken Chanter), TICKETS.

05 December – The Tooth & Claw, Inverness (supporting The Burning Hell), TICKETS.

To whet your appetite, here’s an acoustic version of Hoping To See, recorded in Leith during the Isle of Love tour.

Hoping To See is available as a Lost Map postcard which comes with a download code for special, alternative versions. BUY IT HERE.


Worryingly Okay OUT NOW


An overdue blog, this one. If you weren’t already aware, our new album Worryingly Okay is out now on Lost Map Records! We’d recommend the CD version as it comes with a lovely map of Scotland and a lyric book, all designed by Peggy-May Chapple and David Galletly. BUY IT HERE!

It’s a lo-fi album recorded by Adam during a period of semi-isolation having moved away from Glasgow to the north east of Scotland. The majority of the music is performed by Adam and sees a return to the DIY home recording style of Randolph’s Leap’s early releases. The album explores connections to people and places (Hide A Thing, Mull, Television) dances with politics (Geopolitical Blues, Lungs) and even describes the absurdity of a fictional relationship with an optician (Hoping To See).

Watch the video for Television HERE.

If CDs aren’t your thing, you can find Worryingly Okay in the following places:




Thanks everyone who has been to a gig recently. We had a terrific time playing a couple of stripped-back shows in the National Museum of Scotland last week and here’s a wee review of the Lost Map 5th birthday gig we did with Kid Canaveral at the Rum Shack.

Image by @atom_man on Twitter
Image by @sarahcowie on Twitter
Image by Mike Melville

Massive thanks to everyone who came to the Isle of Love shows as well. It was so much fun. We owe a huge debt of gratitude to writers Euan Martin and Dave Smith, director Mark Saunders and the cast of actors (John Kielty, Amy McGregor, Ross Allan, Deborah Arnott and Kevin Lennon) for putting it all together and making it a success. The soundtrack compilation is available on CD from our web store.

We’re currently booking solo and band gigs for the rest of 2018 and into 2019 so we’ll hopefully see you somewhere soon.

If you’re a promoter and would like to book us then please contact

Image by Lloyd Meredith

Worryingly Okay CD


Worryingly Okay is a lo-fi album recorded by Adam during a period of semi-isolation having moved away from Glasgow to the north east of Scotland. The majority of the music is performed by Adam and sees a return to the DIY home recording style of Randolph’s Leap’s early releases. The album explores connections to people and places (Hide A Thing, Mull, Television) dances with politics (Geopolitical Blues, Lungs) and even describes the absurdity of a fictional relationship with an optician (Hoping To See). This CD-only release comes with a lyric sheet and a beautiful annotated map of Scotland, illustrated by Peggy-May Chapple, highlighting the stories behind the songs.

Order Worryingly Okay CD CD @ £10.00

Isle of Love CD

The soundtrack to the Right Light Lines theatre production of The Isle of Love. This compilation CD features a whopping 21 songs from the play, all for the bargain sum of just £5, that’s less than 25p a track!

Order Isle of Love CD CD @ £10.00

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

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

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

Book tickets by email or in person from Christies Chemist

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 

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

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: 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

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

Book tickets at Midsteeple Box Office, Dumfries, online at 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 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 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

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

Book tickets online at 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 or telephone 01854 613336

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

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

Book tickets at Brunton Theatre Box Office, telephone 0131 665 2240 or online

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 or telephone 0141 352 4900

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

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

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

Book tickets – online: Tel: 01471 844207.  Email

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 or telephone 01851 708480

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

Book tickets at Phoenix Stores, online at or telephone 01309 69117

I Can’t Dance To This Music #5 – Saturday 1st April


Adam here. How are things? We’re delighted to be bringing our mini-festival ‘I Can’t Dance To This Music’ to Glasgow’s Classic Grand on 1st April for its 5th outing. The lineup is a belter, and probably the most danceable so far. We’ve got:

Rise Kagona! Rise was a founding member of Zimbabwean legends and John Peel favourites The Bhundu Boys. He now lives in Edinburgh, playing with his excellent Jit Jive Band.

Kid Canaveral! You’ll probably know Kid Canaveral by now – we’ve shared a stage with them many times before. David and Kate have both done solo slots at previous ICDTTMs but this time they’ll be in full, noisy, indie-pop mode. I’m also doing a solo gig with them in Newport on 24th March.

Spinning Coin! A brilliant, lo-fi, melodic guitar band from Glasgow. They’ve been compared to early Orange Juice and recently had a single out on Domino Records.

Sacred Paws! The sunny and infectious musical product of Rachel Aggs’ & Eilidh Rodgers’ shared love of Afro-beat and post-punk.

Nae bad, like, eh?

Here is the gig poster:

We will, of course, have some stand-up comedy woven into the day as usual. Acts to be announced in due course! Advance tickets can be bought for £12 here on our website. Price will go up to £15 nearer the time, so get them now to save a few pounds.

In other news, the Isle Of Love theatre collaboration has been progressing well. If you haven’t heard about this, I’ve been working with Right Lines Productions on a musical play, set on a fictional island with stories inspired by Randolph’s Leap songs. We had a rehearsed reading with four actors last week at Eden Court in Inverness and it was loads of fun. A shortened version of the play was performed in front of a small audience and the feedback was really encouraging. You can watch a video of the highlights here. Right Lines are now applying for funding to rehearse and tour the production around Scotland – more news as it comes!

Lastly, you may have noticed lots of pictures of north-east Scotland appear on our Instagram account. I’ve moved up to Aberdeenshire and enjoying it a lot. Rehearsals take a little bit more prior planning but it’s working fine. I’ve been enjoying some good walks lately and there are some new song ideas coming together. Looking forward to a trip back to Glasgow for ICDTTM 5 though. Hopefully see you there.






24th March – Adam solo show. Rio Community Centre, Newport, near Dundee SUPPORTING KID CANAVERAL.


LINEUP ANNOUNCED for I Can’t Dance To This Music #4

We’re really proud to announce the acts for ICDTTM4, our all-day event taking place at Maryhill Community Hall on Saturday 8th October.

The whopper of a lineup includes:

Scottish Album of the Year winner Kathryn Joseph

Indie-folk luminary James Yorkston

Thrash-pop three-piece Garden of Elks

College rock-inspired Edinburgh four-piece Book Group

Glasgow dream-poppers Life Model

Ette– the new project from Teen Canteen’s Carla Easton.

Alongside the music line-up is a comedy selection featuring a host of members of the Glasgow comedy collective CHUNKS. Gemma Flynn, Richard Brown and Nev are all on the bill, alongside Adam Todd and Niall McCamley of The Spook School, while poetry is provided by Glasgow performance poet Sam Small.

Hope you can make it! Tickets are available here.

Scottish September Tour


Poster (2)

We’re off on tour in September! Really looking forward to getting around the country and playing some new places. We’re starting in Aviemore and finishing in Inverness and the journey itself will be fairly coastal, taking in the west and east coasts and the Moray Firth. So a good excuse to continue our search for the best chippy in Scotland (Stonehaven and Shetland are currently top of the Randolph’s Leap list). We even get a day off to spend in my hometown of Nairn.

We’re doing the whole tour with Spare Snare which should be a good laugh. See the poster above or scroll down to the bottom of this blog for the full list of dates. Note that Arisaig is a 3pm show.

Before that, we’ll be doing an acoustic set at Over The Wall festival at Glasgow’s Gartnavel Hospital on Saturday 27th August. It should be a great day with music from Chrissy Barnacle, Jo Mango and The State Broadcasters.

gartnavelOn September, we’re heading north again to play a show in Forres as part of the Findhorn Bay Festival. We’re supporting Duke Special and James Yorkston. I’m a fan of both of them so really pleased to be involved.

If you saw the last blog, you’ll know that advance tickets are on sale for our next I Can’t Dance To This Music event. It’s happening on Saturday 8th October at Maryhill Community Hall in Glasgow. We’ve got an amazing lineup lined up and we’ll start announcing some announcements fairly soon.

Lastly, thanks to anyone reading this who came along to our London show at the Sebright Arms last week. It was such an enjoyable night and the audience were brilliant. It was a long way to travel but it was absolutely worth it and we can’t wait to come back. If you live down there, keep an eye on Early Doors Disco, the amazing promoters who organised the gig. I’ll leave you with some photos from the 8-hour van journey. Cheers!

1 2 3 4 5Gigs

Sat 27th August – Glasgow, Over The Wall festival, Gartnavel Hospital

Sat 3rd September – Aviemore, Old Bridge Inn

Sun 4th September – Arisaig, Crofter’s Rest (early show, 3pm)

Mon 5th September – Aberdeen, Underdog

Tues 6th September – Elgin, Drouthy Cobbler

Thurs 8th September – Inverness, Mad Hatters

Sun 25th September – Forres Town Hall

Sat 8th October – Glasgow, I Can’t Dance To This Music 4, Maryhill Community Hall

I Can’t Dance To This Music 4 – 8th October at Maryhill Community Hall

We’re delighted to announce the next instalment of ‘I Can’t Dance To This Music’! This’ll be the 4th outing for our all-day mini festival and it will take place on Saturday 8th of October in the Maryhill Community Hall in Glasgow. We’ll be performing as well as choosing the bands. The lineup is going to remain a secret for a while longer but previous I Can’t Dance events at the Bowlers Bar, The Glad Café and The CCA have featured music from Withered Hand, Adam Stafford, Viking Moses, Ballboy, Kid Canaveral, BMX Bandits and many more as well as comedy from Josie Long, Richard Brown and Paul McDaniel.

The I Can’t Dance gigs have been some of the best shows we’ve ever played. It’s great to be able to hand-pick the lineup and there’s always a really fun atmosphere with comedians filling in the breaks between bands. The events have gradually been growing in size since the first one in the Bowler’s Bar in 2014 and the hall in Maryhill looks like a smashing room.

Early-bird tickets for this full-day event are are available now for £15. Please watch and share the new video for Microcosm above. It was filmed at March Into Pitlochry festival by Martin Macleod.

Hope to see you in October!

Our new album, ‘Cowardly Deeds’, was released in May on Olive Grove Records.

“Cowardly Deeds compresses joie de vivre into every note and a smart, self-deprecating wit into every rhyming couplet” The National

“An absorbing, hearty, impulsive collection of songs” Gold Flake Paint

“Executed with such joyful abandon that only the hardest of hearts could complain” The Skinny

“A glorious hunk of wonky pop” Daily Record

There seems no way to stop this Glasgow-based folk-pop juggernaut” Scottish Daily Express