Friday 8 November, 2013
All welcome, no need to book.
Join us to celebrate the closing of STANDS SCOTLAND WHERE SHE DID? Timothy Neat at Seventy, where Alasdair Roberts and Kirsty Potts will be performing in the gallery.
Alasdair Roberts is a Scottish/German musician – primarily a singer, guitarist, interpreter of traditional ballads and writer/composer of songs. Based in Glasgow, Scotland, he has worked with Drag City Records since 1997, releasing three CD/LP’s of music with his former band Appendix Out as well as five CD/LP’s of music under his own name. He has toured widely in Britain, Ireland, mainland Europe, North America and Australia. He has collaborated widely with musicians from a wide range of backgrounds (rock, pop, folk, jazz, baroque music) as well as other artists such as film makers, poets and, most recently, a puppeteer – together with Shane Connolly of Sokobauno Puppet and Object Theatre, he created a new interpretation of the Scottish folk play ‘Galoshins’ which toured throughout Scotland in 2011. Also in 2011, at the invitation of Nathan Salsburg of The Alan Lomax Archive/Centre for Cultural Equity. Alasdair curated the release of the LP Whaur the Pig Gaed on the Spree: Scottish Recordings by Alan Lomax 1951-’57, a compilation of field recordings of traditional Scottish music made by the late American folklorist. In 2012, Alasdair released an album in collaboration with the Gaelic singer Mairi Morrison entitled Urstan, featuring traditional songs in Scots and Gaelic. 2013 saw the release on Drag City Records of his most recent collection of self-written material, A Wonder Working Stone on CD/double LP credited to Alasdair Roberts & Friends and featuring a wide range of fellow musicians. In November 2013, Stone Tape Recordings will release Hirta Songs, a collaboration between Alasdair and the London-based Scottish poet Robin Robertson, on CD and LP. Alasdair continues to write, compose, sing, play guitar, collaborate, record and tour.
Listen to a song performed by Alasdair Roberts & James Green, with words by Timothy Neat here