Idlewild frontman Roddy Woomble has announced that he will be visiting Cumbria later this year.

Having toured the world with the Scottish indie giants, he has since concentrated on his solo output, travelling across the UK in recent years to celebrate the 10th anniversary of his debut album, My Secret Is My Silence.

On Sunday November 11, he heads to the Old Fire Station, in Carlisle, for a headline set.

Growing up between America, France and the UK, and lived in Glasgow and New York City, Roddy now lives on Mull in the Western Isles of Scotland, from where he hosts the annual Iona Village Hall Music Festival and has recently published, Instrumentals - a collection of words, lyrics and photographs from tours fronting Idlewild, critically-acclaimed solo albums, and his life in Scottish Hebrides.

Established as a leading voice in the thriving British contemporary indie folk music scene, his recent work takes on a darker, more lo-fi direction held together by his trademark poetic lyrics.

His first solo album debuted at number one in the UK folk charts back in 2006 and was highly praised, but never properly toured, with Woomble heavily involved with Idlewild at the time.

Idlewild hit their peak in the early 2000s, with The Remote Part reaching number three in the UK album chart, and have toured throughout the world as a headline act, and also as support to REM, U2, Coldplay and the Rolling Stones amongst others.

Woomble's solo material contrasts the band's angular and energetic indie rock, with a more melodic alternative rock, with acoustic and folk influences.

This summer has also seen him team up with scene legends Kris Drever and John McCusker, appearing at many of the UK's top folk festivals.

Roddy Woomble appears live at the Old Fire Station on November 11, and tickets are available from the venue, Carlisle Old Town Hall, and via www.skiddle.com