Notes From The Road: Aidan Moffat

Scottish songwriter sends Clash some postcards...

2014 is a hugely important year for Scotland.

The country is set to embark on an independence referendum, one which could well result in unprecedented political and social change.

With voter registration reaching a record high, it seems as though as each citizen, each denizen of Scotland is asking themselves what it means to be Scottish.

Aidan Moffat certainly is. As part of Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games Cultural Programme, the songwriter hooked up with Paul Fegan for a trawl around Caledonia. Playing impromptu gigs, hoedowns, busking sessions and more, Aidan sought to re-capture some of Scotland's true folk spirit - with help from a full band including  The Twilight Sad's James Graham (vocals), Bdy_Prts' Jenny Reeve (violin, vocals) and Stevie Jones (double-bass, guitar)

A documentary is forthcoming, with the tour set to reach a grand finale in Glasgow's Barrowlands hall this Saturday (May 17th). Ahead of his triumphant return to Glasgow, Aidan Moffat has been jotting down a few notes from the road, sending Clash a number of personalised postcards.

Intimately detailing the tour, Aidan Moffat is frank about each show. Moving from the banks of Loch Ness to the Faslane nuclear base, the songwriter penetrates all corners of Scotland as he spins a few yarns along the way.

Check out the postcards on Clash now - start clicking the images above.

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Aidan Moffat is set to play the following show:

May
17 Glasgow Barrowland

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