Ian Robertson Acoustic Music



  1. If you want to see my web page Ian, it's on http://www.myspace.com/wilfallen/music/songs?filter=featured

    (Posted on 2012-09-01 11:13:00 by Wilf Allen)
  2. Really enjoyed Solitary Man. Well written, sung and played Ian.

    (Posted on 2012-08-31 23:24:00 by Wilf Allen)
  3. So nice to hear the song to go with the lyrics for Fire in their Eyes Ian. And i cant wait until the completed demo is done, thank you for posting the rough take on this, i love it

    (Posted on 2010-06-07 12:58:00 by cindylou)
  4. Solitary Man has to be one of my favorites but to be honest Ian, i love every song you have done. Your voice is just perfect and its obvious that this genre is the one you were born to sing. So glad i found you and your music. Please post up more songs here when you get a chance xx

    (Posted on 2010-05-24 20:33:00 by cindylou)


I am not known as a songwriter, however I have posted a couple of my own compositions

as well as a Traditional / Contemporary songs

Please feel free to comment on them.

Solitary Man
Cosimo Pressutti - Otherwise known as Cosmo the Gentleman Tramp - became one of Edinburgh's best known characters as he lived for more than 20 years around the Royal Mile. Cosmo was somebody who had great integrity, he was a colourful character. He didn't beg and, in fact, if anyone offered him money he would quickly refuse them. This song is dedicated to Cosmo who died, tragically in an accident, in 2001.

You Can't Sink a Rainbow
Whilst docked in a harbour in New Zealand preparing to join a flotilla in the South Pacific, that was to try and stop Nuclear tests being carried out by the French, the Rainbow Warrior was blown up by members of the French Special Services. On hearing this news one of the Original crew members back in the UK remarked "You can't sink a rainbow". This line inspired me to write the song which I dedicate to Fernando Pereira who was killed by the explosion.

Fire in Their Eyes (Lost Souls)
Typically in folk songs there is a storyline of "Boy meets girl - fall in love - forbidden to be together as father has promised girl to another - they get together anyway - sad end" Also they are usually quite bouncy upbeat tunes. Anyway here is a rough demo version of one I wrote. Still not sure on title, alternative is "Lost Souls"


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