Alasdair Roberts & Friends | Newcastle upon Tyne

Alasdair Roberts & Friends

What's happening?

Germany born but Scotland raised, Alasdair Roberts is one of a rare breed of musicians whose work has found favour with aficionados of both experimental/avant-garde music and traditional/folk music. Known primarily for his songwriting ability and acoustic fingerstyle guitarist, Roberts is an excellent interpreter/arranger of traditional songs and ballads from Scotland and beyond.
Since 1997 Alasdair has produced several full-length albums (initially under the name Appendix Out and later under his own name), primarily working with Drag City Records of Chicago; the most recent of which is Pangs, a collection of ten original songs recorded with bassist Stevie Jones (Arab Strap, Sound of Yell) and drummer Alex Neilson (Trembling Bells, Alex Rex) – it was released to critical acclaim and a successful UK tour in February 2017.
In 2013 Alasdair became a member of the Scottish/English folk group The Furrow Collective, along with Lucy Farrell, Rachel Newton and Emily Portman. The Furrow Collective has released two albums on Hudson Records, the most recent being Wild Hog in late 2016; the quartet won the accolade of Best Group in the 2017 BBC Radio Two Folk Awards.
Impressing as support to The Delines at Gosforth Civic Theatre back in January 2019, this is your chance to see Roberts in full with his excellent band behind him.

"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
Pangs Reviews​
"Though it's all new, the weirdness of ancient folk is ever-present; he's a true original" The Observer ****
"Warm, complex but ultimately rewarding listening... what a joy to hear him cut loose, albeit delicately" Record Collector ****
"An album to rank alongside the already-classic The Amber Gatherers' (from a decade ago) and reveal new joys with each listening" fRoots Magazine
Doors 7.30pm
Tickets £12.50


Sunday, October 20th 2019 07:30pm


Gosforth Civic Theatre
Regent Farm Road Gosforth Newcastle upon Tyne United Kingdom


Gosforth Civic Theatre, Newcastle upon Tyne

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