Roddy Woomble

Born 13 August 1976.
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Roddy Woomble - Travelling Folk interview

Bruce MacGregor in conversation with Roddy Woomble.

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Biography

Roderick "Roddy" Woomble (born 13 August 1976) is a Scottish singer, songwriter and writer. He is best known as the lead vocalist of indie rock band Idlewild, with whom he has recorded six studio albums. In 2006, Woomble released his debut solo album, My Secret is My Silence, and released two subsequent albums, The Impossible Song & Other Songs and Listen to Keep, in 2011 and 2013, respectively.

In 2007, Woomble curated a collaborative studio album between Scottish writers and musicians, entitled Ballads of the Book, and recorded a collaborative album with folk musicians Kris Drever and John McCusker in 2008, called Before the Ruin.

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  1. Review of The Impossible Song & Other Songs

    The Impossible Song & Other Songs 2011

    Reviewed by Johnny Sharp
    Idlewild singer’s cosy, contented second solo effort.
  2. Review of My Secret Is My Silence

    My Secret Is My Silence 2006

    Reviewed by Chris Long
    Tender and epic, enormous yet touching, Woomble's secret may not be his silence, but...