October Concerts

Alasdair has two collaborative concerts in Scotland and three solo concerts in England this month. Some details are below; more details, including times, ticket links and addresses, can be found on the Live page of this website.

Sunday 26th October: St Margaret’s Church, Braemar. 6pm. Performance with Ross Whyte, the culmination of Sound Festival/Woodend Barn co-produced ‘New Approaches to Traditional Music’ residency.

Monday 27th October: Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh. Live performance of Hirta Songs by Alasdair Roberts, Stevie Jones and Rafe Fitzpatrick. Part of Scottish International Storytelling Festival 2014.

Wednesday 29th October: Kitchen Garden Cafe, Birmingham. Solo concert.

Thursday 30th October: The Cellar, Oxford. Solo concert.

Friday 31st October: The Beacon, Hastings. Appearing alongside Gaelic poet Meg Bateman as part of Black Huts Festival 2014.

Brazil Tour Poster

Here is a poster for Alasdair Roberts’ 2014 tour of Brazil. It was designed by Dani Hasse.

Brazil

Alasdair is doing three solo concerts in Brazil in September and October. Please see the Live page of this site for further information.

London and Leigh Folk Festival!

Alasdair is playing solo in London on Saturday 28th June and also at Leigh Folk Festival on Sunday 29th June (both solo and as part of The Furrow Collective). Please see the Live page of this site for more information.

May Gigs

Alasdair has a few gigs this May. Please see the Live page of this site for tickets links and further information.

4th May: Laugharne, Wales (Dylan Weekend, with Robin Robertson)
10th May: Aberdeen, Scotland (Aberdeen May Festival, with Robin Robertson)
17th May: London, England (Gaelic Voices Festival, with Gillebride MacMillan)
18th May: Glasgow, Scotland (Glad Cafe, solo)
23rd May: Dublin, Ireland (Dublin Writers Festival, with Robin Robertson)

On 27th May Alasdair will perform as part of Sound of Yell, a new project by Stevie Jones, at the CCA in Glasgow.

Braemar Residency: New Approaches to Traditional Music

‘New Approaches to Traditional Music’ is the name of a musical residency which Alasdair is undertaking with Aberdeen-based composer Ross Whyte, initiated by Sound Festival and Woodend Barn, Banchory.

Ross and Alasdair have just spent a week in Braemar, Deeside, developing their collaboration. They will spend some more time in Braemar throughout the year and the residency will culminate in a performance at this year’s Sound Festival in late October or early November.

A blog relating the residency has been set up and can be viewed here.

In other news: please check the Live page of this website for details of upcoming solo gigs by Alasdair in Leicester, Sheffield and Carnforth on 23rd, 25th and 26th April respectively.

March gigs

Alasdair has some solo gigs in England this month: March 21st in Guildford, March 22nd in Brighton and March 23rd in Bristol. Then there’s the previously mentioned Outlandish Nights event in London on 27th-29th March, in which Alasdair is involved. Please check out the ‘Live’ page of this website for more details.

Outlandish Nights

Alasdair Roberts and award-winning Scottish poet Robin Robertson will present a one-off full-band performance of Hirta Songs, their album about the archipelago of St Kilda, at a special festival named Outlandish Nights at Kings Place in London on 27th March. Alasdair will also perform as part of The Furrow Collective on 28th March. Here is more information about Outlandish Nights.

The Furrow Collective

Alasdair Roberts is part of The Furrow Collective along with Emily Portman, Rachel Newton and Lucy Farrell. The Furrow Collective tour in the UK in February 2014 in support of their album release At Our Next Meeting – check out the tour dates here.

A Recent Recording

Please follow this link to hear a recent recording by Alasdair Roberts & James Green of ‘The Ugly Mountain’, a song with words by Timothy Neat. ‘The Ugly Mountain’ was first released on a CD entitled Between the Late and the Early which was produced for the 187th Royal Scottish Academy Annual Exhibition, 2013.