Alasdair Roberts is a master of the folk genre, his unassuming and honest delivery, whilst seemingly artless, belies a deep and finely honed talent; an ability to conjure fresh magic from the traditional whilst imbuing his own compositions with the heft of the ages.
He draws upon the traditional song and music culture of Scotland, and further afield, to create both his own idiosyncratic and evocative compositions as well as fresh interpretations of folk songs and narrative ballads.
His most recent album is The Old Fabled River (2021), recorded in collaboration with the Norwegian group Völvur; it features four new self-written songs as well as both Scottish and Norwegian traditional songs.
Alasdair enjoys a wide range of collaborations with fellow musicians, including during lockdown with the likes of Bonnie Prince Billie and Bill Callahan. He plays in the groups Furrow Collective, Current 93 and Green Ribbons and has toured extensively both in the UK and worldwide, both solo and with various musical companions.
‘One of our most talented, important and relevant songwriters and song-adapters’ – Folk Radio UK
‘Quietly escalating towards Scottish national treasure status’ – Mojo
‘An artist in consummate control of his art’ – Uncut