Alasdair Roberts begins UK tour and releases new video – Watch

Scottish folk musician Alasdair Roberts kicks off his fairly extensive UK tour tonight, just before the release of his new album which lands on Friday, and in commemoration of both (sort of) he’s released a new video for the treeeeeeemendous (remember that?) new song “Pangs” which finds Alasdair hitching a ride through hostile counties, standing on the rock of Hadrian’s Walk (the ancient Roman wall built in the north of England to mark the boundary of their empire) and returning, prodigal-son style to a remote castle where children play and a preacher leads his flock. There’s magic involved, via a selenite Crystal Wand, and an evocation of end times. A stark but compelling vision that reminds us to consider others as we do ourselves. With a guitar solo too!  Here’s those dates and the video.

Alasdair Roberts UK 2017 Dates

2/23/17 at Cafe OTO in London
2/24/17 at South Street Arts Centre in Reading
2/25/17 at Ropery Hall in Hull
2/26/17 at Colchester Arts Centre in Colchester
2/27/17 at The Cumberland Arms in Newcastle
3/1/17 at House Concert in Edinburgh
3/2/17 at The Glad Cafe in Glasgow
3/5/17 at The Continental Pub in Preston
3/15/17 at Warwick Arts Centre in Coventry
3/16/17 at The Courtyard in Hereford
3/17/17 at The Tangled Parrot in Carmarthen
3/18/17 at B-Bar in Plymouth
3/19/17 at Noah’s Yard in Swansea
3/21/17 at Smokey Joe’s in Cheltenham
3/23/17 at Prince Albert in Stroud
3/24/17 at Bodmin Folk Club in Bodmin
3/25/17 at Chapter Arts Centre in Cardiff

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