BBC Radio 2, 6music and Glastonbury presenter Mark Radcliffe brings his band Foes to The Highlands and Islands for a string of shows this September.
The first half of each show will feature original songs of loves lost, hangovers, regret and the odd dead dog.
But fear not, after the interval a set of rousing drinking tunes will attempt to lift the gloom.
Featuring mandolin, accordion and bodhran, Foes create a rich, folky stew in which the observations of one of radio’s most approachable misanthropes can gently simmer.
With a broadcasting career stretching back to the late seventies he has been on air for the whole of your adult life, so why not come along and share an evening in person with Mark Radcliffe and Foes (as opposed to friends)!
Mark and his Foes perform in An Lanntair arts centre, Stornoway, on September 24th.
They also tour to Sabhal Mor Ostaig, Skye (September 23rd); An Tobar, Mull (September 22nd); The Library, Iona (September 21st); The Easdale Island Village Hall, Easdale (September 20th).
For tickets, please visit www.beyondhighlands.com; or phone 0871 999 9990; or call in person to the venues.