In association with Belfast Film Festival
Cult pop raconteur Aidan Moffat sets out to explore Scotland’s past by rewriting and touring its oldest songs. But he doesn’t count on running into 79 year old force of nature Sheila Stewart, a travelling balladeer who upturns Moffat’s folk assumptions. He believes the old songs are ripe for updating. She does not.
With Stewart’s wrath ringing in his ears, Moffat embarks on a road trip that finds him dressed for battle in a Highland graveyard, caught between feuding monster-hunters at Loch ness, and singing in a dismissive farmer’s kitchen before facing Stewart in his hometown of Glasgow for an unlikely final showdown, in this funny wee film about music and death.
Falkirk’s bearded bard Aidan Moffat has been dubbed “Scotland’s Bukowski” for his brutally frank, and often hilarious, tales of relationships, drinking and depression.
Since the amicable disbanding of Arab Strap in 2006, Aidan has struck out in a number of directions, releasing a spoken word album, producing the boozy jingle for a musical bottle opener and continuing to release electronic music under the L.Pierre alias.