Datum: zaterdag 17 oktober
Alasdair Roberts is a Glasgow-based musician, primarily a songwriter/composer, singer, guitarist as well as an interpreter/arranger of traditional songs and ballads. His songwriting is, at times, heavily informed by an engagement with the traditional musical culture of Scotland and beyond, among other sources. In 1996 he released his first 7” single; since then he as gone on to produce some 13 full-length albums of music. He released a number of albums under the name Appendix Out and, following the 2001 album The Night is Advancing, continued under his own name.
Alasdair has collaborated with a wide variety of fellow musicians as well as with other artists including poets, puppeteers, film-makers and painters. He has toured widely at home in Scotland and abroad – in USA, Canada, Europe, Brazil and Australia – both solo and with various bands. In 2013 he became a member of the Scottish/English folk group The Furrow Collective, along with Lucy Farrell, Rachel Newton and Emily Portman.
His most recent release, simply entitled Alasdair Roberts, is a collection of ten self-written songs and was released by Drag City in early 2015. He is currently working on new material.