Leigh Folk Festival | Alasdair Roberts
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Alasdair Roberts

Alasdair Roberts


A stalwart supporter of our event, Ali has appeared at the Leigh Folk Festival on so many previous occasions, that we’ve now officially lost count. An extraordinary composer and single-handed re-reinventor of the Scots ballad tradition, he’s been a Wire cover star, and has been hailed as ‘a genius’ in fRoots for his treatment of traditional tunes as well as for his songwriting, which, drawing on mythic motifs and ancient tunings, seems to reflect and distort the ballads he sings. “One of Britain’s most singular and original talents” fROOTS. ” Roberts effortlessly imbues ancient folk song with renewed relevance” **** MOJO. ‘Robert’s macabre ceilidh carries an irresistible allure” **** THE TIMES. “All strangeness, betrayal and bloody hands, it’s powerful, magical stuff” **** Q

Where to find them

Twenty One: Fri 22, Start: 21.55 – Finish: 22.40

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