A Leigh Folk Festival perennial and favourite, Alasdair Roberts is a musician (primarily a guitarist and singer) who is based in Glasgow. He has worked with Drag City Records since 1997, firstly releasing three albums of self-written material under the name Appendix Out and then several albums under his own name. He has also released music on labels such as Secretly Canadian, Galaxia and Stone Tape Recordings. His work mainly consists of two parallel strands: some extraordinary self-written song material (which can be heard on albums such as Farewell Sorrow, The Amber Gatherers, Spoils, Wonder Working Stone and most recently Pangs) and interpretations of traditional songs and ballads from Scotland and beyond (which can be heard on albums such as The Crook of My Arm, No Earthly Man and Too Long In This Condition). Alasdair has worked widely with many different musicians throughout his musical career and has also collaborated with artists from other disciplines such as puppeteers (Shane Connolly, with whom he worked on a puppet theatre interpretation of the Scottish folk play ‘Galoshins’), film makers (including Luke Fowler, contributing a soundtrack to his film ‘All Divided Selves’) and, most recently, a poet (fellow Scot Robin Robertson, with whom he made the 2013 album Hirta Songs). This year he will perform as part of the much acclaimed Alasdair Roberts Trio, alongside double bassist Stevie Jones (Sound of Yell), and drummer Alex Neilson (Trembling Bells, Crying Lion, Death Shanties, Bonnie Prince Billy, Baby Dee, Josephine Foster etc).