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LIBRARY OF AETHERS
Selected Lyrics 1994–2024

Alasdair Roberts

Category: music
ISBN: 978-1-911052-09-8

Dimensions: 185 × 120 mm
Extent: 210 pp.
Publication date: May 2024

£12.00

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Restlessly innovative, endlessly collaborative, while always returning to the lodestone – the otherworld of Celtic myth, the ballads, the ceòl mòr, the ‘big music’ of our islands – Alasdair Roberts is a guardian of the flame.

—from the Foreword by Robin Robertson

 

From his earliest recordings in the 1990s, it was clear that Alasdair Roberts was not only a powerful performer, but also a profoundly original songwriter. In the years since then, he has honed his craft across a series of albums that comprise a richly idiosyncratic body of work. Distinctive as they are musically, Alasdair’s songs are equally notable for their articulate, poetic and often moving lyrical qualities – now starkly symbolic, now allusively ornate.


This book aims to showcase those qualities, with a selection of lyrics from across Alasdair’s songwriting catalogue. The lyrics are augmented by newly written notes by Alasdair, with original illustrations by Annabel Wright, plus a foreword by the acclaimed poet Robin Robertson, and several appendices of ‘bonus tracks’.

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