Alasdair Roberts is a stalwart supporter of the Leigh Folk Festival over many years. He’s worked with Drag City Records (Joanna Newsom, Bonnie Prince Billy) since 1997 releasing several albums. An extraordinary composer and single-handed re-inventor of the Scots ballad tradition, a Wire cover star and has been hailed as “a genius” in fRoots for his treatment of traditional songs. Alasdair has collaborated with many different artists, musicians and creatives, he is also a member of The Furrow Collective.
“Effortlessly imbues ancient folk song with renewed relevance” – MOJO
See him at The Estuary Songwriting Project on Sat 24 September - book here.
Photo by Drew Farrell.