Where You’re Meant To Be

Director: Paul Fegan (2016)

Take a rousing ramble around the Highlands  of Scotland with this folk music documentary.

Britpop casualty and former Arab Strap frontman Aidan Moffat has decided to head in a new musical direction. No I’d not heard of the band either.

He’s updated traditional folk songs with new lyrics about his modern urban experiences.

At heart they remain earthy tales of domestic abuse and alcoholism.

Before setting off on tour he showcases them to an unimpressed folk expert, traveller Sheila Stewart.

Sadly the formidable singer is sidelined for some light hearted nonsense about the Loch Ness monster.

Fascinating and frustrating in equal measure, Where You’re Meant To Be is at its best when Sheila, the scenery and the songs are allowed to do the talking.

The tour ends with a crowd pleasing rendition of the title song, proving there’s life in the old songs yet.

@ChrisHunneysett

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