December Recording; 2012 release

In December, Alasdair and friends are going into the studio to record some music upon which they’ve been working in collaboration with poet and fellow Scotsman Robin Robertson – it’s a song cycle based upon the archipelago of St Kilda. These tracks may or may not be released.

March 2012 will see the release of the Urstan album on CD/LP through the Drag City label. Urstan is a collaboration between Alasdair Roberts and Mairi Morrison, a Glasgow-based Gaelic singer from the Isle of Lewis. Recorded at Diving Bell Lounge, Glasgow in January 2011, It features twelve tracks (a mixture of Gaelic and Scots/English songs) and a host of fine musicians, including Allan MacDonald, Stevie Jones, Alex Neilson, Alastair Caplin, Michael John McCarthy, Ross MacRae, Richard Merchant… and more.

Finally, a reminder – Alasdair solo gigs will take place in England in December.