Over two December nights, Scottish folk music craftsman Alasdair Roberts records a new live album with a specially invited group of musicians including French harmony group Tartine de Clous and Glaswegian fiddler Neil McDermott, in front of a live audience while in residence at Bristol’s Cube Cinema as part of the playthecube series. Playing a unique selection of Alasdair Roberts originals, French folk song and Scottish traditionals, it is set to be a thrilling and fluid cycle of song.
In addition two films will be screened, chosen and introduced by Scottish singer and songwriter Alasdair Roberts. Summer Walkers focuses on the hard working life, culture, play and mirth of travelling people from Scotland, while Travelling For A Living has at its heart the amazing English folk group The Watersons.
Plus a screening of The Ballad of Shirley Collins, a cinematic folk tale/documentary set in England’s south east, of an adventurous and blessed young singer, whose heart is tragically broken and her singing voice completely and suddenly eludes her, she is unable to perform on stage again and ends up ‘down’ the Job Center, but all is not lost.