Alasdair Roberts Alasdair Roberts in conversation with Karine Polwart - Library of Aethers: Selected Lyrics 1994-2024

Wed 17th Apr 2024
7:30 pm–10:00 pm
The Glad Cafe
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Sometimes it feels like Alasdair Roberts has been with us forever – one of the wisest, quietest voices in a music world he’s beautifully enhanced with his mesmerising songwriting and gentle knowledge. He wears it lightly, occupying a unique place between traditional and modern ideas, sort of folk music, sort of not – always trying to howk out the language in things.

Library of Aethers is a selection of Roberts’ song lyrics from juvenilia to early senilia, featuring 70-plus song texts plus some translations (into Portuguese, Scottish Gaelic, Welsh and Scots!). Artwork / design by Glasgow’s legendary Annabel Wright.

Beautifully illustrated inside and out by Annabel Wright and featuring contributions from Robin Robertson, Rafe Fitzpatrick, Màiri Morrison and Christopher Mack.

Alasdair Roberts

Alasdair Roberts is a critically-acclaimed, criminally-overachieving Scottish singer and guitarist. Raised in Callander, Central Scotland, he has been based in Glasgow.

Karine Polwart

Karine Polwart is a multi-award-winning Scottish songwriter, folk singer, and storyteller. Her songs evoke a richness of place, hidden histories, scientific curiosity and folklore. Trees and rocks speak. Birds flit in and out of vision. And the stars know everything. She conjures the beauty and magic, the sorrow and complexity of the world out of the corner of her eye, with lyricism and tenderness.