Returning to Traditional Roots with ‘Grief In The Kitchen and Mirth In The Hall’
Alasdair Roberts’ albums are known for their unique blend of “pop” and “folk” music, featuring both original compositions and traditional songs from Scotland and beyond. His upcoming fifth album, “Grief In The Kitchen and Mirth In The Hall,” showcases his return to his roots in traditional music.
One of the album’s standout tracks is “The Lichtbob’s Lassie,” a classic Scottish song made famous by Ella Ward. In this rendition, Alasdair demonstrates his versatility by playing the keyboard instead of his usual guitar, creating a solid foundation for the melancholic melody to build upon. The song tells the story of a young woman’s love for a soldier, a tale of devotion that transcends time.
Alasdair’s intimate performance of “The Lichtbob’s Lassie” at home captures the raw emotion of the lyrics with his tender and unwavering vocals accompanied by an electric guitar. The single is available to stream on your preferred digital streaming platform, and the full album will be released on March 31st.
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