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Alasdair Roberts Smiling

Download this exclusive digital edition recorded exclusively for Ayrtime in Ayr - totally free!

Link - (43mb .zip file encoded at 320kbps)

Please note you will be taken to an external site called "Archive.org" click on the "VBR ZIP" link below the image of the cover. This is because the EP has been so successful that we've had to host it elsewhere due to bandwidth!

Recorded on the 2nd of April 2010 in Alloway, close to Burn's Cottage, produced by Chris Dooks. Thanks to The University of The West of Scotland, Eleanor Dooks and Bar Libertine.

If you weren't at this gig then you missed a real treat. Alasdair gave us a cracking hour and twenty of his ghostly ballads, middle-age tunings and communication with the ancestors. It was completely beautiful. And not only that, Alasdair and Ayrtime recorded this wonderful EXCLUSIVE four track digital EP especially for us! This EP features an unreleased track and also a preview of Roberts new album 2010's 'Too Long In This Condition'. The Man was on the cover of The Wire magazine for goodness sakes!

The E.P. is free for all Ayrtime punters and beyond.

"Alasdair Roberts has released three excellent albums as Appendix Out and five under his own name, his spectral folk drawing comparisons with fellow travellers such as Will Oldham. Although [primarily] original works, Roberts’s records have been infused with the enduring melodies and lyrical twists of ancient folk music." (The Observer)

"Roberts discovers the inner mystery of traditional music and shows that if this infinitely expressive material is respected, it may yet reward us with results that sound utterly unprecedented."
(The Times)

Alasdair Roberts has toured and trodden the boards with such artists as Joanna Newsom, Magnolia Electric Co, Bill Callahan/Smog, Dick Gaughan, Waterson/Carthy, Hawk and a Hacksaw, Eddi Reader (doing The Songs of Robert Burns), The Anomoanon, Shirley Collins, Richard Youngs and too many others to mention. For the Ayrtime podcast Alasdair will hopefully give us an exclusive session to distribute.


(c) Chris Dooks

See also The Wounded Knee Ayrtime.org E.P.