Whisky Song Specialist Robin Laing Releases "One For The Road"

Scottish musician Robin Laing has a new recording titled One for the Road (Greentrax CDTRAX 313).  Laing  is a professional musician and writer based in rural South Lanarkshire. He is known as an interpreter of traditional Scottish songs and his own songs, many of which have been covered by other artists.

Laing’s songs are on a wide variety of subjects, from Ulysses to Clydesdale horses and from the Forth Bridge to the world of whisky. Robin has produced seven highly acclaimed CDs (six on Greentrax) which fully illustrate the breadth of his musical abilities.

Robin is also one of those lucky individuals who has turned his hobbies and interests into a career. Robin is passionate about whisky, Scotland’s most important export, her most successful traditional industry and perhaps her greatest contribution to humanity!

Robin chairs the tasting panel of the Scottish Malt Whisky Society and writes many of their almost poetic tasting descriptions. He also contributes regularly to Whisky Magazine and has published "The Whisky Muse" (Luath Press), which is a collection of poems and songs on the subject of Scotch Whisky. He is also about to publish "The Whisky River" (also Luath Press) about the distilleries of Speyside.


Robin has recorded two previous whisky albums for Greentrax – The Angels’ Share (CDTRAX 137) and The Water of Life  (CDTRAX 246). One for the Road (CDTRAX 313) is the third in the series.

Robin performs his ‘Whisky and Song’ shows all over the world, including the U.K., Europe, North America, Japan and New Zealand, thus proving to he an ambassador for Scotland in the most enjoyable way imaginable.

The album was produced, arranged and recorded by David Scott at Fast Kilbride Arts Centre and mastered by Peter Haigh at Pier House Studios, Edinburgh.

Buy One for the Road

Author: World Music Central News Department

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