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.
October 3rd, 2013
September 7th, 2013
Happy Soul Records releases Alasdair Roberts & Ivor Kallin performing The Legend of Saint Columba’s Oxter Packet on one side of a seven-inch single with Jesus Christ (aka Eric Gaffney ex-Grey Matter, Sebadoh) performing America’s Drug and The Newts and the Salamanders.
The single comes in a limited edition of 300, on Saint John’s Wort coloured yellow vinyl, and is available from the Happy Soul Records website.
August 18th, 2013
Alasdair Roberts has just finished a recording session with Emily Portman, Lucy Farrell and Rachel Newton. The session took place near Sheffield and was recorded by Andy Bell. The results of the session will be released next year.
Some upcoming concert appearances have been added to the Live page of this website, including:
Doune the Rabbit Hole Festival on 23rd August
Ullapool on 24th August
Inver Cottage, Argyll on 6th September
London Kings Place on 13th September
Brighton The Green Door Store on 14th September
Glasgow Platform – Eastern Promise on 4th October
London The Slaughtered Lamb on 2nd December
August 9th, 2013
Alasdair Roberts is doing a solo gig on 13th August at The Star Folk Club (Live at the Star) which is now held at The Admiral Bar, 72a Waterloo Street, Glasgow. Tickets are £9, doors at 8pm. Tel 0141 563 0454
July 7th, 2013
The July 2013 North American tour of Alasdair Roberts & Friends will soon be underway. The first date is on Saturday 12th July at Forecastle Festival in Louisville, Kentucky. Please check the ‘Live’ page of this website for more information on all North American tour dates.
The line-up for this tour is:
Alasdair Roberts: acoustic guitar, voice
Stevie Jones: upright bass, voice
Ben Reynolds, electric guitar, harmonica, voice
May 21st, 2013
Alasdair Roberts & Friends’ North American tour dates can now be found on the ‘Live’ page of this website, kicking off at Forecastle Festival in Louisville, Kentucky on 13th July.
May 21st, 2013
Here are the remainder of the tour dates for May/June 2013:
May 24th – The Parrot, CARMARTHEN (solo – with The Gentle Good and Ratatosk)
May 26th – Meadowlands Festival, GLYNDE (duo with Olivia Chaney)
May 27th – The Grain Barge, BRISTOL (duo with Olivia Chaney)
May 28th – The Sage, GATESHEAD (duo with Olivia Chaney)
May 29th – Edinburgh Folk Club at The Pleasance, EDINBURGH (solo)
May 30th – The Musician, LEICESTER (solo)
May 31st – The Goose Is Out!, LONDON (solo)
June 1st – Rodewald Suite, LIVERPOOL (solo)
June 2nd – KRAAK, Manchester (solo)
April 10th, 2013
March 22nd, 2013
Forthcoming live dates, including UK tour dates for A Wonder Working Stone CD/double LP have been added to the Live page of this website.
February 1st, 2013
On 7th February at 8pm at The Old Hairdresser’s, Renfield Lane, Glasgow, there will be an album playback event: a chance to hear the new Drag City album A Wonder Working Stone by Alasdair Roberts & Friends in its entirety, along with live sets by some of the people who played on the record: Stevie Jones, Ben Reynolds, Rafe Fitzpatrick and Shane Connolly (and possibly more of the many individuals who appear on the disc).
On 19th February at 8pm, The Glad Cafe, Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow in association with Glasgow Film Festival is screening the documentary ‘In Search of Blind Joe Death – the Saga of John Fahey.’ Alasdair will play a short solo acoustic guitar set at the event.