"Where You're meant to be....A funny wee film about music and death"
"Paul Fegan’s first feature documentary follows Scottish cult-pop
raconteur and former Arab Strap frontman Aidan Moffat as he tours
Scotland in 2014, performing his modern re-interpretations of old folk
It was meant to be a tour that celebrated communities and lore. But
just before they hit the road, Moffat met Sheila Stewart: a 79-year-old
force of nature, the last in a line of travelling folk royalty, and a
balladeer whose life – and unexpected death, in 2014 – upturned Moffat’s
folk assumptions, and diverted the course of Fegan’s film.
The ensuing film is a warm-hearted journey through music, mortality,
landscape and time. It’s also a moving, wry and enlightening depiction
of two of Scotland’s most distinct and vital voices, as they cross paths
(and words): Moffat believes Scotland’s oldest songs are ripe for
re-working against a contemporary urban backdrop. Stewart does not."