It’s Burns Night tonight and somewhat fittingly Vic Galloway highlights singer, guitarist and poet Malcolm Middleton in Ireland as his Scottish international gig of the week. More on Malcolm below along with details on 13 other Scottish bands and artists on tour outside the UK this week:

Malcolm Middleton in Ireland

Malcolm has the never-ending knack to turn the miserable, dour and downright suicidal into the entertaining and hilarious. A typical Scotsman in so many ways, and yet a massive inspiration to many more as well. We all know and love gallows humour, but like to find our way around a catchy tune – another of Malcolm’s cunning skills.

If it weren’t for his musical chops and dedication to penning addictive pop, all this self-deprecation may just go unnoticed. So our grumpy, ginger, Pat Benatar-loving hero takes to the road again after his cutely-entitled ‘Long Dark Night’ gigs of last year, but this time he’s in Ireland – another country that appreciates black humour and a sing-a-long chorus.

After Arab Strap and a good handful of solo LP’s, who knows what Malcy will do next. It’s worth trying to see him soon before a potential hiatus. Anyway, you’re guaranteed great songs and side-splitting banter between songs too… although he’ll hate me for saying that. He probably thinks it’s all just a load of shite!

Also on tour this week: Calvin Harris, Camera Obscura, Robin Guthrie, Aidan Moffat & The Best-Ofs, We Were Promised Jetpacks, Nanobots, Y’all is Fantasy Island, Isobel Campbell, Alex Smoke, Lloyd Cole, Rustie, Biffy Clyro and Frightened Rabbit. See all dates below.


Check out Vic on BBC Radio every week:

Monday Night 8.05pm-10pm, BBC Radio Scotland
Radio Scotland – A-Z of Scottish Music Special

Wednesday Night Midnight-2am, BBC Radio 1 in Scotland
Vic has Edinburgh’s Ardent John in Session

More Vic at

Scotland on Tour this week

[scotlandontour_thisweek startdate=”20100125″ enddate=”20100131″]

Malcolm Middleton – Devastation Live


Photo Credit: I am Martin