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Alasdair Roberts, Amble Skuse & David McGuiness
What News

Classic Scottish folk singer (he hates that term that's why I put it there) Alasdair Roberts lurches out of his comfort zone on this his twelfth solo album by casting away his guitar and collaborating with Concerto Caledonia director David McGuinness. McGuinness was charged with arranging Roberts songs and he brought in&nbs...view item »

Alasdair Roberts
The Amber Gatherers

And now for something completely different. The delicate warblings of ALASDAIR ROBERTS are enough to soothe my stressed head today.  There's probably not much that can be said about him that hasn't been said before. His new album called The Amber Gatherers is a superb example of his gentle paced folk music. As ever there'...view item »

Alasdair Roberts
Pangs

Deep-rooted Scottish folksman Alasdair Roberts presents a new mixture of traditional and original songs, as nuanced as ever. Unlike his previous album, Pangs is a full-band electric affair, with trusty sidemen Alex Neilson and Stevie Jones on board (plus several other guests). Excellent...view item »

Alasdair Roberts
Alasdair Roberts

Alasdair Roberts is a softly spoken Scottish folk musician with a gorgeously fragile voice, a voice that feels entirely perfect for the traditional songs he commonly sings. For this album on Drag City however, all the songs are original. From what I’ve heard though, they feel sound just as special and well...view item »

Alasdair Roberts and James Green
Plaint of Lapwing

Scottish folk genius Alasdair Roberts and Sheffield’s instrument inventor / performer James Green have been brewing on this release for a few years: now it is ready! Roberts provides his very special voice ...view item »
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Alasdair Roberts & Robin Robertson
Hirta Songs

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Alasdair Roberts & Ivor Kallin/ Jesus Christ
Split

What is he up to? The Alasdair Roberts side is rather odd. With pal Ivor Kallin they re-tell ‘The Legend of Saint Columba’s Oxter Packet’; an apocryphal tale in which Saint Columba instructs a shepherd boy, cowering in fear of a storm one dark night, to place the plant under his oxter (the...view item »
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Alasdair Roberts & Friends
A Wonder Working Stone

Prolific Scots folkie Alasdair Roberts is back again with a troupe of buddies accompanying him as he romps through another series of his updates to traditional Scottish music. The accompaniment (and even occasional use of electric instruments) does give...view item »

Mairi Morrison & Alasdair Roberts
Urstan

As Alasdair Roberts's career progresses he seems to be further entrenched in the rich history of Scotland's folk music and its Gaelic traditions. On this album he's aided by Mairi Morrison on vocals who sings in Gaelic and is from the Isle of Lewis which is miles away from here. Alex Neil...view item »

Alasdair Roberts / Karine Polwart / Drew Wright
Captain Wedderburn's Courtship / The Dowie Dens O Yarrow

This 7” is coming out in conjunction with the Roberts-compiled anthology of old traditional folk recordings on Drag City that's also out this week, with Roberts covering a traditional song on the A side and his buddy Drew Wright doing another on the flip. Roberts's offering is an air...view item »
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Alasdair Roberts
False Astronomy / Joy To The Person Of My Love

Alasdair Roberts hooks up with pals to take on a couple of medieval 17th Century folk songs, the first by John Dowland and the second, an anonymous composition. Mr. Roberts has become an expert in refreshing traditional folk songs and this single is no exception. 'Joy To The Person Of My Love' is executed with pure style, in particular the vocal...view item »
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Various (Alasdair Roberts, James Yorkston, Richard youngs etc.)
Migrating Bird Sampler

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Alasdair Roberts/ Jackie Oates
A Selection of Marches, Quicksteps, Strathspeys Reels and Country Dances

Trad Scots folkster Roberts is a guy we're all real fond of here. His contemporary re-assembling of deeply traditional modes (& moods) is further explored with this sweet collaboration with Jackie Oates, a charming, rustic fiddle player. Both sides on this limited Room 40 release have a warmth & playfulness that has me doing a clumsy, dr...view item »
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Alasdair Roberts
Too Long In This Condition

More Celtic Folk fun times from our man Alasdair Roberts. I've had the pleasure of seeing this guy a number of times and it's always a delightful experience. I'm pretty sure Mr. Roberts is incapable of making a bad record and obviously this one is no exception. In fact, the presence of a bunch of musician pals only serves to enhance the experien...view item »

Alasdair Roberts
The Wyrd Meme

The lovely Alasdair Roberts, one time Appendix Outer and now trad/contemporary folk blurrer extraordinaire, has a sweet new EP out on the hallowed Drag City. 'Wyrd Memes' is a most worthy companion to 'Spoils', being 4 essential fresh tracks, featuring mostly his tender, searching auld poetry, earthy K Yairi guitar, brief bursts of marching percuss...view item »
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Alasdair Roberts
Spoils

The lord of all things Celtic and folk is back armed with a new album of tales of old. Yup Alasdair Roberts has a brand new long player out on Drag City this week called 'Spoils'. I do like a bit of Ally Roberts though he's one of these people I'd always be happy with just one album by. Having said that this album has a slightly fuller sound as he ...view item »

Alasdair Roberts
The Crook Of My Arm

Its about time Alasdair Roberts got the credit he deserves. If only because the first two Appendix Out records are the best and most underrated albums in the folk pop canon. And his first solo album is a work on unequalled genius. Over the years he has done everything that could be expected of him yet has consistently slipped unde...view item »
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Alasdair Roberts
Farewell Sorrow

I'd probably say that I was Alasdair Roberts number one fan. I mean with no disrespect to anyone else who adores his music I'd like to put myself forward for the position (if he wants a number one fan that is otherwise I'll keep my distance). Anyway he has a new album out on Rough Trade (hoping ...view item »
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