Long Gone Lonesome

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Cromarty Hall, Orkney

06/10/2009 - 06/10/2009

Carnegie Hall, Clashmore

07/10/2009 - 07/10/2009

Mill Theatre, Thurso, Millbank, Thurso

08/10/2009 - 08/10/2009

Lochinver Village Hall, Lairg

09/10/2009 - 09/10/2009

Tarbert Village Hall, Argyll

13/10/2009 - 13/10/2009

Tolbooth, Stirling

15/10/2009 - 15/10/2009

Birnam Institute, Dunkeld

16/10/2009 - 16/10/2009

Dalrymple Hall, Fraserburgh

20/10/2009 - 20/10/2009

Lemon Tree, Aberdeen

21/10/2009 - 21/10/2009

The Warehouse, Lossiemouth

22/10/2010 - 22/10/2009

Dingwall Town Hall, Dingwall

23/10/2010 - 23/10/2010

Hamnavoe Public Hall, Burra

11/11/2009 - 11/11/2009

Tron Theatre, Glasgow

21/01/2010 - 22/01/2010

Westray Community School, Pierowall, Westray

21/05/2010 - 21/05/2010

Orkney Arts Theatre, Kirkwall

22/05/2010 - 22/05/2010

Stromness Town Hall, Stromness

23/05/2010 - 23/05/2010

Galway International Arts Festival, Galway, Ireland

20/07/2010 - 24/07/2010

A celebration of the life of Thomas Fraser.

An evening of song and story-telling in the hands of Orcadian western swingers The Lone Star Swing Band, with novelist, playwright and musician Duncan McLean at the helm.

An evening designed to set your toes tapping, your heart racing and your emotions running high.

Thomas Fraser (1927 – 1978) was a fisherman and crofter from the remote island of Burra, Shetland – and one of Scotland’s least known but most fascinating musical heroes.

Obsessed with country and the blues, Thomas mastered the styles of his idols – like Jimmie Rodgers, Hank Williams and Big Bill Broonzy – and made their songs his own. A shy, retiring man, he avoided public performance. Instead, he gave away to family and friends tapes he lovingly recorded in the croft.

Thomas laughed at the idea that the wider world might appreciate his talent. But thirty years after his untimely death, those precious, fragile tapes have been reissued on several CDs, and his fame has spread to Nashville.