Barbara Dickson & Rab Noakes 

with support from Anthony Toner 

Wednesday 7 September
Doors: 7pm
All seated / unreserved
£27.50 / £25 concession

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Barbara Dickson and Rab Noakes met one lunchtime in Sandy Bell’s pub in Edinburgh. They were both 17 and learned quickly, over a drink, that their lives had overlapped somewhat. At the heart of their love of songs, they were both avid Everly Brothers fans. Living about 30 miles apart, they’d been oblivious of each other until then. That was to change forever.

Subsequently, they’ve performed live together, sang on each other’s records, made media appearances, and have remained good friends for over 50 years. Both inhabit diverse careers and have won awards and praise for their solo work in many fields.

In recent years they have toured as a duo on a number of occasions. Their last show in that format was in August 2021.

COVID restrictions have meant there’ve been fewer shows over the past two years than there would have been. That makes this appearance at The Spree all the more valuable, and eagerly anticipated by Barbara and Rab. There’ll be old songs, new songs, happy songs and blue songs.

All performed with the rich resonance that reflects their lasting connection.

Barbara Dickson and Rab Noakes

14+. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.

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Terms and conditions

This event is 14 and over. Any ticket holder unable to present valid identification indicating that they are at least 14 years of age will not be admitted to this event, and will not be eligible for a refund.

Refund Policy

We regret that we are unable to offer refunds on ticket sales.

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