Roddy Hart plays to the Queen with King Creosote

Roddy Hart has joined KT Tunstall and King Creosote to perform at the official opening ceremony of the Queensferry Crossing to a specially invited audience. Her Royal Majesty the Queen herself is officially opening the new bridge which connects Edinburgh and Fife. The Queen also opened the Forth Road Bridge back in 1964.

Roddy Hart and the Lonesome Fire Release New Single 'Sliding'

Roddy Hart and the Lonesome Fire have released the single 'Sliding' taken from the stunning album 'Swithering' which was released on Middle of Nowhere Recordings in November 2016.

A music video for 'Sliding' filmed by Mandy Shannon is out now. Watch it here:

Get your copy of 'Swithering' from the Middle of Nowhere shop.

Roddy Hart plays Glastonbury main stage with Kris Kristofferson

Roddy Hart joins Kris Kristofferson for his acoustic set on the main stage at Glastonbury Festival today at 4.15pm. Watch it live here:

New Single from Roddy Hart & the Lonesome Fire

We are delighted to be releasing Roddy Hart & the Lonesome Fire's second single 'Sliding' on 7th July, taken from his stunning second album 'Swithering' released in November 2016.

Watch an excellent live performance of 'Sliding' recorded live for BBC Radio Scotland here:

Virgin Radio UK have playlisted the track over the last week on their evening playlist and Roddy and the band are due to play some live shows across Scotland in June on the run up to the release.

8th June - The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen 9th June - Eden Court, Inverness 10th June - Woodlands Centre, Stornoway 18th June - West End Festival, Oran Mor, Glasgow


After a stunning show at St Luke’s in Glasgow, Roddy Hart and the Lonesome Fire are set to play at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall this Saturday 28th January as part of Celtic Connections Roaming Roots Revue from 7pm.

Here are some photos taken by BW Music Photography if the St Luke’s show which also featured Emma Pollock.





Opening night Celtic Connections Festival 2017 hosted by BBC Radio Scotland’ Roddy Hart, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra with Laura Marling. Photo by Tim J Gray

Celtic Connections 2017 has officially started and we were delighted that Rachel Sermanni was part of a stunning line up for the opening ceremony at The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, featuring Laura Marling with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Declan O’Rourke, Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys, Cara Dillon, Aziza Brahim, Karine Polwart, Rachel Sermanni and Adam Holmes.

Mark Radcliffe also gave Rachel Sermanni’s track ‘Ae Fond Kiss’ a spin last night on BBC Radio 2 as part of his Burns Night show at Celtic Connections. Listen back at 54.24 on BBC iPlayer if you missed it:

Read the full review of the Celtic Connections opening ceremony from Ravechild here:


Roddy Hart & The Lonesome fire will join the likes of Admiral Fallow, SKipinnish at Skerryvore’s OBAN LIVE Festival on the 2nd and 3rd June 2017.

Get early bird tickets from the 3rd December and keep and eye out for line-up announcements at


Roddy Hart and the Lonesome Fire are set to release their new album ‘Swithering’ on the 25th November 2016. To celebrate, Roddy has started to release teaser videos ahead of the launch. Keep a eye out for daily updates…


Thanks to Original Penguin for making Roddy Hart & the Lonesome Fire’s track violet, their tracks of the week.

“There are tunes that come along and really strike up an emotional connection with you, Scottish 7-piece, Roddy Hart & The Lonesome Fire, return with just such a track. ‘Violet’ (from ‘Swithering’ album out 25th Nov) is a 4 min beauty that encapsulates the true sound of RH&TLF, former Scottish ‘Album Of The Year’ nominees these guys are back better than ever, right on the top of their game.”

Read the full article here:

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