The first CD Album of the Week in 2012 is the CD by Alastair Robert & Friends with an album titled ‘Too Long In This Condition’ on the Navigator Records label.
Bill Morris talks to Alasdair Roberts about his new CD and his music on our Album of the Week programme on Saturday 7 January 2012 at 12 noon with a repeat at 12 midnight and on Monday9 January at 6.00pm.
Alasdair Roberts has been based in Glasgow for the past ten years. His first releases consisted of home-made four-track recordings of his songs under the name Appendix Out.
The new CD ‘Too Long In This Condition’ features 10 ballads and one tune which have been in Alasdair’s live repertoire for the past three or four years and wich he has been keen to record for some time.
Alasdair has a few appearances in Glasgow during the Celtic Connections 2012 festival period in Glasgow in January 2012, some connected with the festival and some not.
On 25 January Burns Night, he’ll be appearing with Naomi Bedford at the Mitchell Theatre Glasgow. Naomi’s recent album Tales from the Weeping Willow recorded by Gerry Diver in London, features some vocal and guitar contributions from Alasdair and a host of other collaborators. Later that evening he’ll be appearing at The Old Hairdresser for a ‘Byrne’s’ Supper which will celebrate the life and work of Talking Heads’ David Byrne as well as of the fellow who must be Scotland’s most celebrated poet, Robert Burns.
On 27 January he’ll be joining RM Hubbert for the launch of his new album Thirteen Lost and Found, recorded by Alex Kapranos in the Scottish Borders. The album features many collaborators including Alasdair on a vocal its closing track.
Then on 28 January, Alasdair will be joined by Shane Connolly, Rafe Fitzpatrick and Ben Reynolds to play at a tribute concert to Alistair Hulett at St Andrew’s in the Square, Glasgow.
Album of the Week, Saturday 12 noon and 12 midnight and Monday at 6.00pm