> Folk Music > Records > Alasdair Roberts: The Crook of My Arm

The Crook of My Arm

Alasdair Roberts: The Crook of My Arm (Secretly Canadian WSC48)

The Crook of My Arm
Alasdair Roberts

Secretly Canadian WSC48 (CD, USA, April 2001)

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Recorded live to Minidisc in Hotspur Street, Glasgow, July 2000 by Gareth Eggie

Musicians

Alasdair Roberts, vocals, Les Brown guitar

Tracks

  1. Lord Gregory (Roud 49; Child 76; G/D 6:1226) (4.50)
  2. As I Came in By Huntly Town (Bogie's Bonnie Belle) (Roud 2155; G/D 7:1396) (5.00)
  3. Bonnie Lass Among the Heather (Roud 375; G/D 5:962; Henry H177) (3.42)
  4. The Magpie's Nest (Roud 2127) (2.02)
  5. Ploughboy Lads (Roud 3448) (1.55)
  6. Lowlands (Roud 681; Henry H469) (4.14)
  7. Master Kilby (Roud 1434) (2.35)
  8. Standing in Yon Flowery Garden (Roud 264; Laws N42; G/D 5:1038, 6:1201; Henry H471) (3.51)
  9. Ye Banks and Braes o' Bonnie Doon (Roud 13889) (2.58)
  10. The False Bride (Roud 154; G/D 6:1198) (3.56)
  11. The Month of January (Roud 175; Laws P20; G/D 6:1176) (3.34)
  12. The Wife of Usher's Well (Roud 196; Child 79) (5.19)

All tracks trad. arr. Alasdair Roberts

> Folk Music > Records > Alasdair Roberts: Farewell Sorrow

Farewell Sorrow

Alasdair Roberts: Farewell Sorrow (Drag City DC240CD)

Farewell Sorrow
Alasdair Roberts

Drag City DC240CD / Rough Trade RTRADE094 (CD, USA/UK, April 2003)

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Recorded by Dave Paterson in Glasgow, November 2002;
Produced by Rian Murphy;
Front cover photograph: Loch Katrine and Ben Venue by James Valentine

Musicians

Alasdair Roberts, vocals, acoustic guitar [1-10, 12], piano [11];
Bill Lowman, bass guitar [1-3, 5-6, 10], acoustic bass [4, 7, 11], soprano guitar [9], glockenspiel [6], hand drums [3], vocals [2, 4, 6], chorus [12];
Tom Crossley, piano [1, 9-10], mandolin [11], drums [2-6], vocals [7], chorus [12];
Gareth Eggie, electric guitar [2, 4, 6, 10], acoustic guitar [5], bass guitar [9], mandolin [7], melodica [3], vocals [2, 4, 7], chorus [12];
Rian Murphy drums [1, 7, 9-11]

Tracks

  1. Farewell Sorrow (4.01)
  2. Join Our Lusty Chorus (3.50)
  3. Carousing (3.54)
  4. I Fell in Love (4.49)
  5. I Went Hunting (3.10)
  6. Down Where the Willow Wands Weep (3.13)
  7. When a Man's in Love He Feels No Cold (3.56)
  8. Come, My Darling Polly (4.15)
  9. The Whole House Is Singing (5.17)
  10. I Walked Abroad in an Evil Hour (4.41)
  11. I Am a Young Man (3.08)
  12. Slowly Growing Old (2.08)

All tracks written by Alasdair Roberts;
Track 2 incorporates portions of Sportsmen Arouse! (Roud 1216) as sung by the Copper Family of Rottingdean, Sussex;
Track 3 incorporates portions of the melody of Bonny at Morn (Roud 3064) as played by Bob Fox and Stu Luckley;
Track 3 takes its title line and part of its melody from the traditional Irish song of the same name as sung by Paddy Tunney

> Folk Music > Records > Alasdair Roberts: No Earthly Man

No Earthly Man

Alasdair Roberts: No Earthly Man (Drag City DC283CD)

No Earthly Man
Alasdair Roberts

Drag City DC283CD (CD, USA, March 2005)

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Produced by Will Oldham;
Recorded by Jim Version in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, August 2004;
Mixed by Paul Oldham in Kentucky, USA, October 2004;
Artwork by Hanneline Visnes

Musicians

Alasdair Roberts, vocals, keyboards [1], dulcimer [2], guitar [3, 5-8];
Isobel Campbell, cello [1-3, 5-8], piano [6], vocals [2, 5];
Tom Crossley, vocals [2, 6];
Gareth Eggie, guitar [1-3, 6], synthesiser [5], fiddle [8];
Phil Johnson, vocals [2];
Kirsten Kopell, harp [8];
John McCusker, fiddle [3-4, 6-7];
Alex Neilson, drums [1-3, 5-6, 8], vocals [6];
Paul Oldham, bass [6];
Will Oldham, bass [2], piano [2], vocals [1-3, 6]

Tracks

  1. Lord Ronald (Roud 10; Child 12; G/D 2:209; Henry H814) (7.53)
  2. Molly Bawn (Roud 166; Laws O36; Henry H114) (6.34)
  3. The Cruel Mother (Roud 9; Child 20; G/D 2:193; TYG 73) (6.48)
  4. On the Banks of Red Roses (Roud 603; G/D 7:1444) (4.12)
  5. The Two Brothers (Roud 38; Child 49) (9.13)
  6. Admiral Cole (Roud 2632) (3.06)
  7. Sweet William (Roud 273; Laws K12; G/D 6:1245) (4.45)
  8. A Lyke Wake Dirge (Roud 8194; TYG 85) (7.34)

All tracks trad. arr. Alasdair Roberts

> Folk Music > Records > Alasdair Roberts: The Amber Gatherers

The Amber Gatherers

Alasdair Roberts: The Amber Gatherers (Drag City DC326CD)

The Amber Gatherers
Alasdair Roberts

Drag City DC326CD (CD, USA, January 2007)

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Recorded by Dave Paterson and Sam Smith at CaVa, Glasgow, Summer 2006;
Sleeve design (except for map) and photography by Rikke Iversholt;
Layout by Dan Osborn

Musicians

Alasdair Roberts, vocals, acoustic guitar, dulcimer, sampling keyboard;
Tom Crossley, drums, percussion, accordion, vocals;
Gareth Eggie, electric guitar, Nashville guitar, handclaps, vocals;
Gerard Love, bass guitar, banjo, synthesiser, psaltery, handclaps, vocals

Tracks

  1. Riddle Me This (3.48)
  2. Where Twines the Path (3.50)
  3. Waxwing (4.13)
  4. I Had a Kiss of the King′s Hand (3.38)
  5. The Cruel War (3.16)
  6. Let Me Lie And Bleed Awhile (3.46)
  7. Firewater (Library of Aethers) (3.59)
  8. River Rhine (3.33)
  9. I Have a Charm (4.03)
  10. The Old Men of the Shells (5.09)
  11. The Calfless Cow (2.14)

All tracks written by Alasdair Roberts

Videos

Alasdair Roberts and Olivia Chaney perform Waxwing at Green Note Camden on 21 July 2011:

> Folk Music > Records > Alasdair Roberts: Spoils

Spoils

Alasdair Roberts: Spoils (Drag City DC392CD)

Spoils
Alasdair Roberts

Drag City DC392CD (CD, USA, May 2009)

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Recorded by Sam Smith and Emily MacLaren at Green Door Studios, Glasgow;
Sleeve design (except for map) and photography by Rikke Iversholt;
Layout by Dan Osborn

Musicians

Alasdair Roberts, guitars, vocals, bass guitar [2-3, 8], synthesiser [2, 4], dulcimer [5], psaltery [6], whistle [2], fiddle [3], hurdy-gurdy [5];
Niko-Matti Ahti, vocals,
Tom Crossley, drums [1, 4-5, 7], piano [1], bass guitar [1, 4, 7], flute [2], vocals [2];
Gareth Eggie, vocals [4];
Gordon Ferries, baroque guitar [2-3, 5, 8], 19th century guitar [6];
Emily McLaren, glockenspiel [4], piano [5], vocals [5, 8];
Alison McGillivray, viol [1, 6, 8];
David McGuinness, harpsichord [1, 8], harmonium [7];
Alex Neilson, drums [2-3, 6, 8]

Tracks

  1. Thy Flyting of Grief and Joy (Eternal Return) (7.07)
  2. You Muses Assist (4.31)
  3. So Bored Was I (Dark Triad) (5.37)
  4. Unyoked Oxen Turn (5.47)
  5. The Book of Doves (4.33)
  6. Ned Ludd’s Rant (For a World Rebarbarised) (4.41)
  7. Hazel Forks (5.27)
  8. Under No Enchantment (But My Own) (8.09)

All tracks written by Alasdair Roberts

> Folk Music > Records > Alasdair Roberts: The Wyrd Meme

The Wyrd Meme

Alasdair Roberts: The Wyrd Meme (Drag City DC394CD)

The Wyrd Meme
Alasdair Roberts

Drag City DC394CD (CD, USA, 2009)

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Recorded by Sam Smith and Emily MacLaren at Green Door Studios, Glasgow, in summer 2008;
Cover painting by Victoria Putler and Theo Sykes;
Layout by Dan Osborn

Musicians

Alasdair Roberts, K Yari guitar, Yamaha synthesisers, feedback, drums, vocals;
Tom Crossley, drums, vocals;
Alison McGillivray, viol;
David McGuinness, harpsichord, harmonium, viol arrangement;
Gordon Ferries, baroque guitar;
Alex Neilson, drums, vocals

Tracks

  1. The Hallucinator and the King of the Silver Ship of Time (7.29)
  2. The Yarn Unraveller (4.37)
  3. The Royal Road at the World's End (6.50)
  4. Coral and Tar (3.28)

All tracks written by Alasdair Roberts

> Folk Music > Records > Alasdair Roberts & Friends: Too Long in This Condition

Too Long in This Condition

Alasdair Roberts & Friends: Too Long in This Condition (Drag City DC421CD)

Too Long in This Condition
Alasdair Roberts & Friends

Drag City DC421CD / Navigator Records NAVIGATOR040 (CD, USA/UK, 16 August 2010)

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Recorded at Chem 19, Blantyre, by Paul Savage;
Additional recording by Stevie Jones;
Mastered by Golden Mastering;
Paintings by Eddie Summerton;
Artwork layout by Dan Osborn;
Song notes by Alasdair Roberts

Musicians

Alasdair Roberts, guitar [1-11], vocals [1-5, 7-11], stomp [1], clap [1];
Stevie Jones, upright bass [1, 3-7, 9-11], electric bass [2, 8], piano [7], backing vocals [7], chorus vocals [4], stomp [1], clap [1];
Shane Connolly, drums [1-3, 5, 7-11];
Alastair Caplin, fiddle [1, 3-6, 8, 10-11], Lutherzither [4], cajon [6], stomp [1], clap [1];
Emily Portman, vocals [1, 9], harmony vocals [2, 5], chorus vocals [4, 10], concertina [7], stomp [1], clap [1];
Tom Crossley, Lutherzither [1], glockenspiel [3], flute [11], backing vocals [3], chorus vocals [10];
Robert Hubbert, electric guitar [2, 6];
Donald Lindsay, chorus vocals [4];
Christine Hanson, cello [5];
Bill Lowman, Ozark harp [6];
Ben Reynolds, lap steel guitar [8-9]

Tracks

  1. The Daemon Lover (Roud 14; Child 243; G/D 2:332) (4.44)
  2. Young Emily (Roud 182; Laws M34; G/D 2:189; Henry H113) (2.25)
  3. Long Lankin (Roud 6; Child 93; G/D 2:187; Henry H735) (5.06)
  4. The Two Sisters (Roud 8; Child 10; G/D 2:213) (5.35)
  5. Little Sir Hugh (Roud 73; Child 155) (3.53)
  6. Kilmahog Saturday Afternoon (1.28)
  7. The Golden Vanity (Roud 122; Child 286; G/D 1:37) (4.03)
  8. The Burning of Auchindoun (Roud 4010; Child 183) (3.22)
  9. The Lover's Ghost (Roud 179; Child 248) (4.30)
  10. What Put the Blood on Your Right Shoulder, Son? (Roud 200; Child 13; TYG 35) (5.44)
  11. Barbara Allen (Roud 54; Child 84; G/D 6:1193; Henry H236) (5.30)

All tracks trad. arr. Alasdair Roberts except
Track 6 Alasdair Roberts

> Folk Music > Records > Alasdair Roberts & Karine Polwart: Captain Wedderburn's Courtship

Captain Wedderburn's Courtship / The Dowie Dens o' Yarrow

Alasdair Roberts & Karine Polwart: Captain Wedderburn's Courtship (Drag City DC497)

Captain Wedderburn's Courtship / The Dowie Dens o' Yarrow
Alasdair Roberts & Karine Polwart / Drew Wright

Drag City DC497 (7" single, UK, 11 November 2011)

Drew Wright: The Dowie Dens o' Yarrow (Drag City DC497)
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Alasdair Roberts & Karine Polwart recorded by Mattie Foulds at Heriot Toun on 9 February 2011;
Drew Wright recorded at Verden Studios, Portobello, Scotland, March 2011;

Musicians

Side 1: Alasdair Roberts & Karine Polwart;
Side 2: Drew Wright, vocals, shruti box

Tracks

Side 1: Alasdair Roberts & Karine Polwart Side 2: Drew Wright
  1. Captain Wedderburn's Courtship (Roud 36; Child 46; G/D 4:842; Henry H681) (4.13)
  1. The Dowie Dens o' Yarrow (Roud 13; Child 214; G/D 2:215) (5.04)

> Folk Music > Records > Mairi Morrison & Alasdair Roberts: Urstan

Urstan

Mairi Morrison & Alasdair Roberts: Urstan (Drag City DC498CD)

Urstan
Mairi Morrison & Alasdair Roberts

Drag City DC498CD (CD, USA, 2012)

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Recorded by Marcus Mackay at Diving Bell Lounge, Glasgow, January 2011;
Mastered by J.J. Golden at Golden Mastering;
Paintings by Ishbel Murray;
Photographs by Fraser Purdie;
Design by Dan Osborn

Musicians

Alasdair Roberts, guitar, vocals;
Mairi Morrison, vocals;
Alastair Caplin, fiddle, mandolin;
Mike Hastings, harmonica;
Stevie Jones, bass, piano;
Michael John McCarthy, accordion;
Allan MacDonald, smallpipes, flute, whistle;
David McGuiness, harmonium, piano;
Ross McCrae, trombone;
Richard Merchant, trumpet;
Alex Neilson, drums;
Peter Nicholson, cello

Tracks

  1. Mìle Marbhphaisg air a’ Ghaol (A Thousand Curses on Love) (3.39)
  2. The Laird o' the Drum (Roud 247; Child 236; G/D 4:835) (6.16)
  3. Làrach do Thacaidean (The Prints of Your Tackety Boots) (2.55)
  4. Never Wed an Old Man (Roud 210) (2.18)
  5. E Ho Leigein (E Ho My Pet) (3.39)
  6. Fiullaigean (Wee Finlay) (3.28)
  7. Hion Dail-a Horo Hì (1.18)
  8. The Tri-Coloured House (Roud 12; Child 2; G/D 2:329) (4.43)
  9. Am Faca Sibh Lilidh Tha Mise Ri Lorg? (Have You Seen the Lily I Am Seeking?) (3.51)
  10. Ailein Duinn (Brown-haired Man) (6.53)
  11. The Whole House Is Singing (5.58)
  12. Leanabh an Òir (Child of Gold) (4.00)

All tracks trad. except
Track 6 John Smith (Jain Gobha), c. 1875;
Track 9 Margaret Smith (Mairead Aongbais Maois), in 1949-53;
Track 10 Anne Campbell, 1788;
Track 11 Alasdair Roberts;
Track 12 Mairi Morrison

> Folk Music > Records > Alasdair Roberts & Friends: A Wonder Working Stone

A Wonder Working Stone

Alasdair Roberts & Friends: A Wonder Working Stone (Drag City DC534CD)

A Wonder Working Stone
Alasdair Roberts & Friends

Drag City DC534CD (CD, USA, 22 January 2013)

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Recorded by Marcus Mackay at Diving Bell Lounge, Glasgow, 25-30 April 2012;
Additional recording by Stevie Jones at Kinning Park Complex and Cameron Malcolm at Gorbals Sound, May 2012;
Mixed by Cameron Malcolm with Stevie Jones and Alasdair Roberts at Gorbals Sound, 14-17 May 2012;
Mastered by Roger Seibel at SAE Mastering;
Drawings by Ali;
Artwork layout by Dan Osborn;
Song notes by Alasdair Roberts

Musicians

Alasdair Roberts, guitar, vocals, Nashville guitar [1, 4], Yamaha CS-5 [7], Yamaha VSS-30 [1, 4-5, 7];
Olivia Chaney, vocals [1, 3-5, 8, 10], harmonium [3, 5, 10];
Shane Connolly, drums and percussion [1-6, 8-10], vocals [2, 4, 9];
Tom Crossley, flute [4-6, 10];
Rafe Fitzpatrick, fiddle [1-6, 8-10], vocals [2, 4, 9], rap [6];
Stevie Jones, upright bass, piano [10], handclaps [7], vocals [2, 4, 9];
Donald Lindsay, Scottish smallpipes [4], vocals [4];
Michael John McCarthy, accordion [1-2, 6, 8-10];
Ross McCrae, trombone [1, 6, 9];
Alison McGillivray, viola de gamba [5, 8, 10];
Richard Merchant, trumpet [1, 6, 9];
Howie Reeve, shruken goats' feet [7], vocals [7], ‘Celtic’ shamanising [7];
Ben Reynolds, electric guitar [1-6, 8-10], vocals [2, 4, 9];

Tracks

  1. The Merry Wake (6.16)
  2. The Year of the Burning (5.44)
  3. Fusion of Horizons (5.53)
  4. The Wheels of the World / The Conundrum (9.38)
  5. The End of Breeding (8.07)
  6. Song Composed in December / The Bluebell Polka / Rap Y Clychau Glâs (6.25)
  7. Brother Seed (5.51)
  8. Gave the Green Blessing (5.36)
  9. Scandal and Trance / We Shall Walk Through the Streets of the City (5.36)
  10. The Laverock in the Blackthorn / Oganaich An Oir-Fhuilt Bhuidhe / Niel Gow's Lament For His Second Wife (6.22)

All tracks by Alasdair Roberts except
Track 4b P.R. Macleod, Sr.;
Track 6b F. Stanley;
Track 6c Rafe Fitzpatrick;
Tracks 9b, 10b trad. arr. Alasdair Roberts;
Track 10c Niel Gow

> Folk Music > Records > Alasdair Roberts & Robin Robertson: Hirta Songs

Alasdair Roberts & Robin Robertson: Hirta Songs

Alasdair Roberts & Robin Robertson: Hirta Songs (Stone Tape STR-006CD)

Hirta Songs
Alasdair Roberts & Robin Robertson

Stone Tape Recordings STR-006CD (CD, UK, 11 November 2013)

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Recorded by Graeme Young at Chamber Studios, Edinburgh, on 11-12 December 2011 and at home in Glasgow throughout 2012;
Congregation recorded by Luke Fowler;
Robin Robertson recorded in London;
Robin Williamson recorded by Charlie Francis in Cardiff on 29 December 2011;
All tracks mixed by Stevie Jones at Kinning Park on 16-18 November 2012;
Mastered by Mark Beazely;
The cover photograph, by Ewan Walker, shows a fulmar in flight, with Stac an Armin, Stac Lee, and the main island of Boreray in the distance;
Design and layout by Steven Collins with Paul Jackson

Musicians

Alasdair Roberts, vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, keyboards, cello, drum;
Robin Robertson, voice [7, 9];
Tom Crossley, drums, flute, vocals;
Rafe Fitzpatrick, fiddle, vocals;
Corrina Hewat, solo harp [3, 6], harp;
Stevie Jones, upright bass;
Robin Williamson: Hardanger fiddle;
Congregation: Alasdair Roberts (precentor), Tom Crossley, Rafe Fitzpatrick, Luke Fowler, Mairi Morrison, Howie Reeve, Hanna Tuulikki, Ewan Walker

Tracks

  1. A Fall of Sleet (6.48)
  2. Farewell to the Fowler (3.47)
  3. Laoidh Fhionnlaigh Oig (2.29)
  4. The White-Handled Knife (4.26)
  5. The Plain of Spells (3.29)
  6. Tuireadh nan Hiortach (2.35)
  7. Leaving St Kilda (9.43)
  8. The Drum Time (5.13)
  9. The Well of Youth (3.30)
  10. Exodus (7.21)

All songs words Robin Robertson, music Alasdair Roberts except
Tracks 7, 9 words Robin Robertson

> Folk Music > Records > Alasdair Roberts: Alasdair Roberts

Alasdair Roberts

Alasdair Roberts: Alasdair Roberts (Drag City DC613CD)

Alasdair Roberts
Alasdair Roberts

Drag City DC613CD (CD, USA, 27 January 2015)

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Recorded and mixed by Sam Smith at Green Door Studio, Glasgow, Scotland between December 2013 and April 2014;
Mastered by Roger Siebel at SAE Mastering;
Front cover drawing by Alasdair Gray;
Layout by Dan Osborn

Musicians

Alasdair Roberts, vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass guitar, snare drum, keyboard, organ

with special guests:
The Crying Lion (Lavinia Blackwall, Harry Campbell, Katy Cooper, Alex Neilson), harmony vocals;
Donald Lindsay, tin whistles;
Alex South, clarinet, bass clarinet

Tracks

  1. The Way Unfavoured (3.18)
  2. Honour Song (3.24)
  3. The Problem of Freedom (3.36)
  4. Artless One (4.01)
  5. Hurricane Brown (6.31)
  6. The Final Diviner (4.33)
  7. In Dispraise of Hunger (4.24)
  8. The Mossy Shrine (3.31)
  9. This Uneven Thing (4.16)
  10. Roomful of Relics (3.06)

All songs written by Alasdair Roberts

> Folk Music > Records > Alasdair Roberts: Pangs

Pangs

Alasdair Roberts: Pangs (Drag City DC657CD)

Pangs
Alasdair Roberts

Drag City DC657CD (CD, USA, 24 February 2017)

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Recorded by Julie McLarnon at Analogue Catalogue, County Down, Ireland in January 2016;
Additional recording by Stevie Jones at Kinning Park Complex, Glasgow, and by Sam Smith at Green Door Studio, Glasgow, in March 2016;
Mixed by Sam Smith at Green Door Studio in March and April 2016;
Mastered by Roger Siebel at SAE Mastering;
‘Green Room’, ‘Lingerbay House’ and ‘Twelve Panes’ photos by John Maher;
Photo of Alasdair Roberts by Jo Higgs;
Botanical drawings by Alasdair Roberts;
Design and layout by Dan Osborn

Musicians

Alasdair Roberts, vocals, acoustic guitar, Nashville guitar, electric guitar, bass guitar, metallophone, synthesiser;
Stevie Jones, upright bass, electric bass, piano, harmonium, organ, backing vocals;
Alex Neilson, drums, percussion, canine yelp, backing vocals;
Tom Crossley, flute;
Rafe Fitzpatrick, fiddle;
Jessica Kerr, cello;
Debbie Armour, backing vocals

Tracks

  1. Pangs (3.53)
  2. No Dawn Song (4.00)
  3. An Altar in the Glade (3.42)
  4. The Breach (4.53)
  5. The Angry Laughing God (5.29)
  6. Wormwood and Gall (4.32)
  7. The Downward Road (3.26)
  8. Scarce of Fishing (3.08)
  9. Vespers Chime (4.24)
  10. Song of the Marvels (6.16)

All songs written by Alasdair Roberts

Official Music Video

> Folk Music > Records > Alasdair Roberts, Amble Skuse, David McGuinness: What News

Alasdair Roberts, Amble Skuse, David McGuinness: What News

Alasdair Roberts, Amble Skuse, David McGuinness: What News (Drag City DC700CD)

What News
Alasdair Roberts, Amble Skuse, David McGuinness

Drag City DC700CD (CD, USA, 23 March 2018)

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Recorded by Neil McDermott at the University of Glasgow and Victoria Road;
Mixed by Calum Malcolm at Ferguson's Folly, Edinburgh;
Mastered by Sam Smith at SJS Mastering, Glasgow;
Artwork by Amy Whiten;
Photo by Alex Woodward;
Layout by Dan Osborn

Musicians

Alasdair Roberts, vocals, electric guitar;
Amble Skuse, electronics, processing;
Davie McGuinness, piano, dulcitone, reed organ, bass

with
Colin Frank, snare drum [2]

Tracks

  1. The Dun Broon Bride (Roud 4; Child 73; G/D 2:212) (5.40)
  2. Johnny o' the Brine (Roud 69; Child 114; G/D 2:250) (6.39)
  3. Young Johnstone (Roud 56; Child 88; G/D 8:1929) (6.20)
  4. Rosie Anderson (Roud 2169; G/D 7:1462) (6.27)
  5. The Fair Flower of Northumberland (Roud 25; Child 9; G/D 6:1149) (4.42)
  6. Clerk Colven (Roud 147; Child 42, 85) (10.21)
  7. Babylon (Roud 27; Child 14; G/D 2:199) (4.14)
  8. Long A-Growing (Roud 31; Laws O35; G/D 6:1222) (5.43)

All tracks trad. arr. Alasdair Roberts, Amble Skuse, David McGuinness

Video

Alasdair Roberts, Amble Skuse, David McGuinness talk abour What News:

> Folk Music > Records > Alasdair Roberts, Neil McDermott & Tartine de Clous: Au Cube

Alasdair Roberts, Neil McDermott & Tartine de Clous: Au Cube

Alasdair Roberts, Neil McDermott & Tartine de Clous: Au Cube (Okraïna OKRAINA12CD)

Au Cube
Alasdair Roberts, Neil McDermott & Tartine de Clous

Okraïna OKRAINA12CD (CD, UK, 1 March 2019)

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Recorded live by Neil McDermott at Cube Cinema, Bristol on 8-9 December 2017, assisted by Rhodri Karim and Andrew Binnie
except track 8 recorded at The Old Dentist, London;
Mastered by Sam Smith at SJS Mastering, Glasgow;
Artwork by Gwénola Carrère

Musicians

Alasdair Roberts, vocals, guitar;
Neil McDermott;
Tartine de Clous (Geoffroy Dudouit, Thomas Georget, Guillaume Maupin)

Tracks

  1. Tout en me promenant (4.42)
  2. Cyclone's Vernal Retreat (3.13)
  3. Da Auld Resting Chair (3.16)
  4. Go Your Way (4.40)
  5. Je vous ai menti souvent (2.56)
  6. I Fell in Love (5.22)
  7. Brave marin (3.35)
  8. Rosie Anderson (Roud 2169; G/D 7:1462) (7.08)
  9. Year Waxing, Year Waning (3.04)
  10. La Mère cruelle (5.05)
  11. Les Aiguillettes (3.06)

Tracks 1, 7-8, 10-11 trad.;
Tracks 2, 6, 9 Alasdair Roberts;
Track 3 Tom Anderson;
Track 4 Anne Briggs;
Track 5 Yvon Guilcher

Video

Alasdair Roberts, Neil McDermott & Tartine de Clous sing Brave marin live at the Cube Microplex, Bristol in December 2017:

> Frankie Armstrong > Records > Green Ribbons

Green Ribbons

Green Ribbons: Green Ribbons (Matière Mémoire MATME003CD)

Green Ribbons
Green Ribbons

Matière Mémoire MATME003CD (CD, UK, 12 July 2019)

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Green Ribbons is a project dedicated to the celebration of unaccompanied song.

Recorded and mixed by Tom Pryor at Studio 95, St James Street, Brighton, in July 2018;
Mastered and cut by Fréderic Alstadt at Ånström Studio, Brussels;
Drawings by Jinnwoo;
Polaroids by Debbie Armour;
Graphics and Layout by Cedric D'hondt

Folk Radio UK review by Thomas Blake

Musicians

Debbie Armour, Frankie Armstrong, Benjamin ‘Jinnwoo’ Webb, Alasdair Roberts, vocals

Tracks

  1. The Well Below the Valley (Roud 2335; Child 21) (4.18)
  2. Green Ribbons (Roud V2178) (3.38)
  3. My Geordie, Oh (Roud 5622, 90; Child 209; G/D 2:249) (3.09)
  4. The Week Before Easter (Roud 154; G/D 6:1198) (2.14)
  5. Jennie Jenkins (Roud 731) (1.05)
  6. Garden Song (4.22)
  7. The Heathery Hills (Roud 5295) (3.53)
  8. Ima Nema (0.53)
  9. Sea Snake Island (4.53)
  10. Here's a Health Unto All True Lovers (Roud 1235) (4.32)
  11. A Question (3.09)
  12. Softly Spoken Man (2.34)
  13. Lady Margaret (Roud 50; Child 77) (4.49)

Tracks 1, 13 trad. arr. Debbie Armour / Green Ribbons;
Track 2 words trad., music Benjamin ‘Jinnwoo’ Webb arr. Green Ribbons;
Track 3 trad. arr. Alasdair Roberts / Green Ribbons;
Track 4 trad. arr. Frankie Armstrong;
Tracks 5, 8 trad. arr. Debbie Armour;
Tracks 6, 9 Benjamin ‘Jinnwoo’ Webb arr. Green Ribbons;
Track 7 trad. arr. Alasdair Roberts;
Track 10 trad. arr. Alasdair Roberts, Debbie Armour;
Track 11 Frankie Armstrong arr. Green Ribbons;
Track 12 Benjamin ‘Jinnwoo’ Webb

Video

Green Ribbons sing Garden Song:

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The Fiery Margin

Alasdair Roberts: The Fiery Margin (Drag City DC742CD)

The Fiery Margin
Alasdair Roberts

Drag City DC742/DC472CD (LP/CD, USA, 13 September 2019)

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Recorded and mixed by Luigi Pasquini with Hillary van Seoy at Anchor Lane Studios, Glasgow between September 2018 and March 2019;
Victoria Morton's piano recorded at home by Stevie Jones;
Mastered by Carl Saff;
Artwork by Maud Hewlings;
Layout by Dan Osborn

Musicians

Alasdair Roberts, vocals, guitars;
Stevie Jones, double bass, piano;
Alex Neilson, drums, percussion;
Ailbhe nic Oireachtaigh, viola, vocals

with
Tim Davidson, pedal steel guitar;
Mary Hampton, vocals;
Rory Haye, Gsvin Thompson, barbershop vocals;
Raymond McDonald, saxophone;
Jer Reid, electric guitar;
Neil Sutfliffe, accordion

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. False Flesh (4.16)
  2. The Evernew Tongue (3.02)
  3. Europe (5.06)
  4. Comments (3.55)
  5. A Keen (2.55)
  1. The Stranger with the Scythe (3.33)
  2. Actors (3.22)
  3. Common Clay (4.26)
  4. Learning Is Eternal (4.46)
  5. The Untrue Womb (3.43)

All songs written by Alasdair Roberts;
Vocals on track 6 arranged by Rory Haye

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Groups and Projects featuring Alasdair Roberts

The Furrow Collective, At Our Next Meeting, CD, Furrow FURR007, 2014

The Furrow Collective, Blow Out the Moon, EP, Furrow FURR009, 2015

The Furrow Collective, Wild Hog, LP/CD, Hudson HUD001LP/CD, 2016

The Furrow Collective, Fathoms, CD, Hudson HUD015CD, 2018

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Other records with Alasdair Roberts

Ballads of the Book (Chemical Underground CHEM098CD) Various Artists, Ballads of the Book, CD, Chemical Underground CHEM098CD, 2007

Various Artists, Migrating Bird: The Songs of Lal Waterson, CD/EP, Honest Jon's HJRCD31/HJP40, 2007

Jackie Oates, Hyperboreans, CD, Unearthed / One Little Indian TPLP1034CD, 2009

Concerto Caledonia, Late Night Sessions, CD, Delphian DCD34093, 2010

David Rotheray, The Life of Birds, CD, Proper PRPCD061, 2010

Concerto Caledonia, Revenge of the Folksingers, CD, Delphian DCD34108, 2011

The Fruit Tree Foundation, First Edition, CD, FTF001CD, 2011

David Rotheray, The Puffin and the Squirrel, EP, Proper PGS005, 2011

Emily Portman, Hatchling, CD, Furrow FURR006, 2012

Various Artists, Harbour of Songs, CD, The Stables CD001, 2012

Various Artists, Weirdlore: Notes from the Folk Underground, CD, Folk Police FPR008, 2012

Lisa Knapp, Hidden Seam, CD, Navigator NAVIGATOR084, 2013

David Rotheray, Answer Ballads, CD, Navigator NAVIGATOR086, 2013

You Are Wolf, Hawk to the Hunting Gone, CD, Stone Tape STR-011CD, 2014

Elle Osborne: It's Not Your Gold Shall Me Entice (9th House 9thCD2) Elle Osborne, It's Not Your Gold Shall Me Entice, CD, 9th House 9thCD2, 2015

Kirsty Potts, The Seeds of Life, CD, Kirsty Potts KP227, 2015

Various Artists, BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2015, 2 CD, Proper PROPERFOLK16, 2015

Various Artists, Shirley Inspired…, 3 LP / 3 CD, Earth EARTHLP003/EARTHCD003, 2015

Various Artists, The Food of Love Project, CD, Autolycos AUT01CD, 2016

Various Artists, Dog Days, Devil Fish & Darkest England: Songs & Tunes from 25 years of the Leigh Folk Festival, CD, Thames Delta MUD009, 2017

Folk Musicians Support Southend YMCA, A Place to Dwell, CD, Southend YMCA, 2018

Elle Osborne: If You See a Rook on Its Own, It's a Crow (9th House 9thCD3) Elle Osborne, If You See a Rook on Its Own, It's a Crow, CD, 9th House 9thCD3, 5 June 2020