A Mad Dog Folk presentation Alasdair Roberts is a Scottish musician, born in Germany, raised near Callander and has been based in Glasgow since 1995. He is primarily a songwriter/composer, singer
A Mad Dog Folk presentation
Alasdair Roberts is a Scottish musician, born in Germany, raised near Callander and has been based in Glasgow since 1995. He is primarily a songwriter/composer, singer and acoustic fingerstyle guitarist as well as an interpreter/arranger of traditional songs and ballads from Scotland and beyond.
His most recent Drag City release was 2015’s Alasdair Roberts LP/CD; early 2017 will see the release of a new Drag City album, Pangs, recorded with bassist Stevie Jones and drummer Alex Neilson. A tireless gigging musician, Alasdair has toured extensively throughout Scotland, the rest of the UK, Ireland, continental Europe, North America and Australia, both alone and with various bands and collaborators. He will be touring with Alex and Stevie in early 2017 to promote the new Drag City release Pangs.
Over the years, Alasdair has collaborated with a wide variety of fellow musicians as well as with other artists, including poet Robin Robertson (on Hirta Songs, an album about the archipelago of St Kilda), puppeteer Shane Connolly (on a revival of the Scottish folk play ‘Galoshins’) and film-makers Luke Fowler (on the soundtrack to his film All Divided Selves about the Glaswegian ‘anti-psychiatrist’ RD Laing) and Nick Higgins (on the soundtrack to his film Hidden Gifts about the South Uist artist Angus McPhee).
In 2013 Alasdair became a member of the Scottish/English folk group The Furrow Collective, along with Lucy Farrell, Rachel Newton and Emily Portman. The Furrow Collective has released one album, 2014’s At Our Next Meeting. October 2016 will see the release of the group’s second album. The Furrow Collective was nominated in the 2015 and 2016 BBC Radio Two Folk Awards and Alasdair was nominated as Scots Singer of the Year in the 2013 MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards.
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