Triptych Festival 2005

Tron Theatre, Glasgow, Scotland, 30th April 2005

Alasdair Roberts’ set is tinged with folk references and it is inspired by traditional Scottish ballads. He performs songs from Appendix Out’s back catalogue (“Frozen Blight”, “Ice Age”), from his 2003 album Farewell Sorrow (“Come, My Darling Polly”) and from his latest No Earthly Man. Death and tragedy are always at the core of Roberts’ songs, but the way he delivers them in his calm and clear voice, as if he were telling us a story, is mesmerizing. His flawless set closes with two gems, “Admiral Cole” and “Sweet William”, which leave the audience in awe of this young charismatic singer and songwriter.