Alasdair Roberts

Alasdair Roberts

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Touring solo late March 2020.

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BIO

September 2019 sees the release of The Fiery Margin, the latest album from prolific cult Scottish folk singer Alasdair Roberts. Released by Drag City Records and featuring ten of his characteristically idiosyncratic self-written songs and realised with a wonderful supporting cast of musicians including Ailbhe Nic Oireachtaigh (viola), Alex Neilson (percussion) and Stevie Jones (bass, piano) among others, Common Clay was lovingly recorded by Luigi Pasquini at Anchor Lane Studios, Glasgow.

As a collection of original material, the album stands in contrast to Roberts’ recent experiments in reimagining traditional Scots ballads with piano/electronic accompaniment on the 2018 album What News (with Amble Skuse and David McGuinness). However, despite the fact that all of the material is original the influence of centuries of song and musical tradition from Scotland and beyond is nevertheless evident throughout, in combination with a thoroughly open and forward-thinking approach.

‘One of our most talented, important and relevant songwriters and song-adapters.’Folk Radio UK

‘Quietly escalating towards Scottish national treasure status’ Mojo

‘An artist in consummate control of his art’Uncut

Tour Dates

17/10/2019Blue Arrow (& Friends)GLASGOW
18/10/2019FuttleTHE EAST NEUK OF FIFE
19/10/2019Sneaky Pete's (& Friends)EDINBURGH
20/10/2019Gosforth Civic Theatre (& Friends)NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
22/10/2019The Golden Lion (& Friends)TODMORDEN
23/10/2019Colston Hall Foyer (& Friends)BRISTOL
24/10/2019St. John on Bethnal Green (& Friends)LONDON
25/10/2019The Rose HillBRIGHTON
26/10/2019The HUBSSHEFFIELD
27/10/2019High Forest Community CentreALLENDALE