Alasdair Roberts

Sunday, 2 June

Doors 7pm

It is an absolute honour to, once again, welcome Alasdair to play at a Carefully Planned event. He is one of my all-time favourites. A wonderful character, great songwriter, brilliant guitarist, lovely voice and a splendid heart. Please take a look at Alasdair’s website.

Alasdair will be supported by the following acts.

Laura James

Jon Mills

Natalie Evans

and Birds & Ships’ first gig!

There are some advance ticket available for this. They will only cost you £5 + wegottickets’ booking fee. It will cost £7 on the door.

Alasdiar’s Press Release

Critically acclaimed Scottish folk singer, guitarist and songwriter Alasdair Roberts, described as ‘one of Britain’s most singular and original talents’ (Colin Irwin, fRoots), returns to Manchester for an intimate solo performance following the release of his most recent album A Wonder Working Stone (Drag City, available on CD and double LP).

The term ‘folk singer’ doesn’t quite cover the breadth of Alasdair’s work over the years. As the core member/songwriter of Glasgow-based avant-folk ensemble Appendix Out, he released three albums of original material between 1997 and 2000, before striking out under his own name in 2001. Since then he has gone on to release three albums of interpretations of traditional songs and ballads (The Crook of My Arm, [2001], No Earthly Man [2005] and Too Long In This Condition [2010], as well as a collaboration with Scotitsh Gaelic singer Mairi Morrison (Urstan, [2011]) and several records of self-written songs (Farewell Sorrow, [2003], The Amber Gatherers, [2005] and Spoils [2009]).