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Roddy Woomble

Roddy Woomble

Fri 13 October 2017 19:00-23:00

Pleasance Courtyard



Synergy Concerts presents Roddy Woomble live at Pleasance Courtyard on Friday 13th October. Widely regarded as one of Scotland’s finest songwriters, Roddy blends multiple styles and influences from folk rock to country to upbeat indie rock. Fans can expect a great mix of old Idlewild, vintage Roddy and new material on what promises to be an evening to remember.


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Following the success of ‘Listen to Keep’ in 2013, Roddy Woomble will release his 5th solo album in September 2017 and will tour the UK in March and October, with European shows in September and festivals in the summer. 

Roddy Woomble discography:

With Idlewild:

  • Captain (1998)
  • Hope is Important (1998)
  • 100 Broken Windows (2000)
  • The Remote Part (2002)
  • Warnings/Promises (2005)
  • Make Another World (2007)
  • Post Electric Blues (2009)
  • Everything Ever Written (2015)


  • Scottish Fiction: best of 1997-2007 (2007)
  • A Distant history: Rarities and B sides 1997-2007 (2007)
  • EMI gold collection (2010)

As Solo -

  • My secret is my silence (2006)
  • Before the Ruin (with John McCusker and Kris Drever 2008)
  • The impossible song & other songs (2011)
  • Listen to Keep (2013)
  • Live in the Inner Hebrides (2014)
  • Live at Kings Place (2014)


 “One of the most powerful voices in the thriving British contemporary folk music sceneCivilian London

As the luxuriantly fringed lead singer of the Edinburgh band Idlewild (American magazine Elle Girl once described Woomble as, and I quote, "a hunka hunk of burning love"), he oversaw their shift from teeth-shattering punk-pop extremists to a streamlined group of young fellows at home with radio-friendly melodies” The Guardian.