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Fri 8th/12/2017

Alasdair Roberts, Tartine de Clous & Neil McDermot

— The Cube
ALASDAIR ROBERTS playthecube Over two nights Alasdair Roberts, with a specially concocted set of musicians, records a new album in front of
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Alasdair Roberts has hand selected musical guests performers, Tartine de Clous and Neil McDermott, to record an live album TONIGHT and Sat 9th Dec .

Tonight's special guest is Wenonoah.

Over the weekend he has also booked in some special films to pick up on some musical themes he is interested in and will invite some musicians for guest slots. Informal workshops, talks to be included too.

Please note there is a 3 day playthecube ticket for £25 that gives you entry to all the events.

playthecube is an artist residency series produced by The Cube Cinema and Qu Junktions.

Alasdair Roberts is a singer and guitarist based in Glasgow Scotland. He has played at The Cube many times and every time we have been buoyed by his knack of keeping 'the song' alive, not through gimmicks, but by his sheer intensity, soul searching and investment in the material. Wether solo, deep in a band, alongside visuals, through poetry and in and out of history Alasdair takes us on mythical paths of his own making, to music that roots and elevates the listener. His self written repertoire is petty vast and as a singer/songwriter he is to be found in good company, one early release was with Will Oldham and Jason Molina. He has worked with Drag City Records since 1997, also released music on labels such as Secretly Canadian, Galaxia and Stone Tape Recordings.

Alasdair is also a great interpreter 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), plus he recently became a member of the English/Scottish folk quartet The Furrow Collective. A restless, researched and relaxed individual we welcome him and all he brings to play at The Cube.

Alasdair Roberts, Tartine de Clous & Neil McDermott

In an echo of The Auld Alliance, Scottish songwriter, guitarist and folk singer Alasdair Roberts will perform in collaboration with Tartine de Clous and his fellow Glaswegian, fiddler Neil McDermott over two nights. Both nights will be recorded for an album to be released in 2018. Playing a unique selection of Alasdiar Roberts originals, French folk song and Scottish traditionals, it is a thrilling and fluid cycle of song.

Tartine de Clous (Geoffroy Dudouit, Thomas Georget and Guillaume Maupin) are a singing trio originally from the department of Charente in western France. Following in the footsteps of some of the great French groups of the late 20th century folk revival (such as Mélusine and La Bamboche), they sing largely unaccompanied three-part harmony arrangements of the traditional songs of their native land.

In addition to being a fine fiddler in the Scottish traditional style, Neil McDermott is an academic currently researching the musical and political engagement of the 1960s Scottish folk scene with the anti-nuclear movement.

Wenonoah - info a coming!

Previous artists-in-residence at playthecube include Good Bad Happy Sad, Heatsick, Liz Harris (Grouper), Eric Chenaux & Eric Cazdyn and Luke Fowler & Richard Youngs.

Alasdair Roberts: www.alasdairroberts.com

Tartine de Clous: https://tartinedeclous.bandcamp.com

Neil McDermott: https://songsinthekeyofhalflife.wordpress.com

A Cube / Qu Junktion

Event photos for Alasdair Roberts, Tartine de Clous & Neil McDermot:

Alasdair Roberts at The Cube
Tartine de Clous at The Cube

Artist Videos:

Alasdair Roberts "Pangs" (Official Music Video)

Artist Audio:

Coral and Tar (2015 Version) - AliRoberts&TremblingBells
Live (07/04) : Les tartines de clous - Radio Grenouille
Neil McDermott and Alasdair Roberts: Da Auld Restin Chair (Tom Anderson) - Alasdair Roberts

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