What the reviewers said about

His albums
Walking in Time, Edinburgh Skyline, The Angels Share

His performances and songs

His Show
The Angels Share


What the reviewers said
- about his albums

 

Walking in Time
Greentrax CDTRAX072

"Superior craftsmanship…A very impressive album"
THE SCOTSMAN

"As good a track as you will hear this year"
THE LIVING TRADITION

"A beautifully considerate performance"
CENCRASTUS

"Will establish him as one of Scotland’s premier folk singer-songwriters"
THE SUNDAY POST

"Thirteen excellent songs…unpretentious and beautiful, giving a real sense of place"
DIRTY LINEN

"A treat for all Robin’s fans"
THE SCOTS MAGAZINE

"As well as being a good songwriter he is a fine traditional singer
T.M.S.A. NEWSLETTER

"Highly Recommended"
BROADBEAT

"A fine songwriter and interpreter of traditional music…who else but the Scots could write a love song to a bridge?"
SING OUT!

"Showcases the rich and quality vocals of Robin Laing - also a formidable writer of songs"
SHIRE FOLK

"Good stuff and good listening"
FOLK ON TAP

"Has made me an instant convert. .. Laing sings each song like he means it - and with his fine resonant voice, that makes listening to this album a real pleasure"
FIFE FREE PRESS

"Un signor CD: musica rilassata, pulita, talvota malinconica che si fa travolgente e appassionante quando si addentra nei territori e nella storia della vecchia Scozia"
OUT OF TIME

"Fourteen tracks and not a bad one"
TOCHER

 

Edinburgh Skyline
Greentrax CDTRAX021

"A distinguished recording from a man who has been quietly working away, writing some simple, thoughtful and highly individualistic songs"
CENCRASTUS

"Shows a mastery of the ballad which had me wishing for more of the same"
THE SCOTS MAGAZINE

"Myth and ontological uncertainty are woven into a sense of place"
THE LIST

"An unabashed poetic sensuality about his work…. The songs are finely groomed, very tuneful, and sung in a firm, comfortable believable voice"
THE SCOTSMAN

"A thoughtful and well produced showcase for his songs"
HERALD AND POST

"Demonstrates clearly that he is a major songwriting talent"
EVENING NEWS

"A pleasingly melodic voice and a beautifully clear guitar - a touch of Ralph McTell wi' an accent."
FOLK ON TAP

"Attractively beguiling style"
ROCK ’N REEL

 

What the reviewers said
about his performances and songs.

"One of the most thoughtful and gifted and promising voices of the Revival"
HAMISH HENDERSON

"Several of his songs have already become classics"
FOLKUS

"Robin Laing set the seal on the evening with his stylishly-penned songs of life"
EDINBURGH EVENING NEWS

"Delightful songs, as expressive of Auld Reekie as the words of the poets"
THE SCOTSMAN

"A pleasure to share in the sincerity and idealism in Robin’s renditions"
THE SCOTSMAN

"Robin Laing is a quality performer, who once again produced a performance of quality"
FOLK NORTH WEST

 

What the reviewers said
- about his whisky ‘project’ – The Angels Share

 

The Angels’ Share
The Show

 

"Singing, with depth and crystal clear diction ... wry observations and poetry selections ensure that it is a thoroughly enjoyable evening."
The Scotsman

"Laing leaves no turn unstoned…an entertaining alternative to Sunday night television."
The Herald

"The show is not to be missed."
FolkWorld

 

The Angels’ Share
The CD

"Robin Laing has few superiors. He is heard at his compelling best in "The Angels’ Share"".
The Scotsman

"Full of good humour and a variety of styles, enough to please all who enjoy folk song .. all sung with a fine tuneful voice ."
The Living Tradition

"Skilful and atmospheric stuff .. a grand record for lifting the spirits"
Shire Folk

"Robin has the perfect voice for this project, as warm and smooth as the whisky he sings about"
Dirty Linen

"A thought provoking, heart-warming album from a man who has obviously researched his subject minutely, and says all the right things forbye"
The Scots Magazine

"A very sincere, likeable and polished performer"
Folk Roots

"A rare blend of wit and wisdom seen through the bottom of a glass"
Inverness Courier

"A must for every whisky fan"
Scotch Whisky Review