Missed Flights and Fist Fights

The most recent release to feature Alasdair Roberts is now available to order through this website. Missed Flights and Fist Fights (MFAFF001) features the fruits of a collaboration with two Chicago-based musicians Brad Gallagher and Bill Lowman (both originally from Oklahoma). The record, issued on 12” vinyl only, is available in a limited run of 470 copies. It was recorded at Analogue Catalogue, County Down and features eight tracks in total.

To order a copy for £12 plus £3 UK postage and packaging (a total of £15), or for any enquiries regarding orders, please email:

missedflightsfistfights [at] gmail [dot] com

with ‘Missed Flights Order’ in the title line. Payments can be made by cheque or via Paypal.

Missed Flights and Fist Fights will also available at selected independent record retailers (Rough Trade West in London, Monorail Music in Glasgow and Coda Music in Edinburgh).

Missed Flights and Fist Fights

The self-released 12″ vinyl EP by Brad Gallagher, Bill Lowman and Alasdair Roberts, entitled ‘Missed Flights and Fist Fights’, will soon be available through this website. Recorded by Julie McLarnon at Analogue Catalogue, Co Down, Ireland in January this year, it features eight tracks in total, one of which is available for preview here. Please check back on this site shortly for an update on how to purchase a copy.

New August gig announced

Just announced: Alasdair Roberts Trio (with Rafe Fitzpatrick and Stevie Jones) will play at Delius Arts & Cultural Centre, Bradford on 20th August 2015.

Glasgow Concert

Alasdair has just announced a new Glasgow live appearance, at the Tron Theatre on 30th October. Please see the Live page of this website for more information.

New Summer Live Dates

Some new live dates over summer 2015 have been added to the Live page of this website. These include some festival gigs in Scotland, England and Ireland as well as some August tour dates with fellow Glaswegians Trembling Bells and Northumbrian musician The Horse Loom.

In other news: in January 2015 Alasdair went to Analogue Catalogue recording studio near Rathfriland, Co Down, to record with Chicago-based musicians Bill Lowman and Brad Gallagher (with whom he worked on the 2001 EP ‘A Warm and Yeasty Corner’, credited to Appendix Out). This resulted in an eight-track mini-album which ought to be independently released on vinyl at some point later in 2015.


We are pleased to announce the following solo tour dates, in association with Born! Music:

OCT 2nd – GENEVA (CH) La Parfumerie
OCT 3rd – GHENT (BE) Handelsbeurs
OCT 4th – MIDDELBURG (NL) Kloveniersdoelen
OCT 5th – UTRECHT (NL) dB’s
OCT 6th – HALDERN (DE) Haldern Pop Bar
OCT 7th – BERLIN (DE) Monarch
OCT 8th – AACHEN (DE) Musikbunker
OCT 9th – SAARBRÜCKEN (DE) Sparte 4
OCT 10th – SCHORNDORF (DE) Manufaktur
OCT 11th – FREIBURG (DE) White Rabbit
OCT 12th – VIENNA (AT) Rhiz
OCT 13th – BELGRADE (RS) KC Grade
OCT 14th ZAGREB (HR) Mochvara
OCT 15th MUNICH (DE) – Unter Deck
OCT 18th LEUVEN Stuk

Please see the Live page of this website for further details.


26th Feb: BIRMINGHAM Kitchen Garden Cafe. 0121 443 4725 www.kitchengardencafe.co.uk £10. 8pm

28th Feb: COVENTRY Warwick Arts Centre. 024 7652 4524 www.warwickartscentre.co.uk

2nd March: EDINBURGH Traverse Theatre. 0131 228 1404 www.traverse.co.uk £10. 7.30pm

5th March: ABERDEEN Lemon Tree. 01224 641 122 www.boxofficeaberdeen.com £8. 8pm

6th March: GLASGOW Glad Cafe. 0141 636 6119 www.thegladcafe.co.uk £10/8. 7.30pm

7th March: DUNDEE Frigate Unicorn. www.frigateunicorn.org/events £10/8. 7.30pm

12th March: LEEDS Heart Arts Centre. www.heartcentre.org.uk £12/10. 8pm

13th March: GUILDFORD Electric Theatre. 01483 444 789 www.electrictheatre.co.uk £10. 7.30pm

14th March: BRIGHTON The Hope. 01273 606 312 www.drinkinbrighton.co.uk/hope 8pm

15th March: PLYMOUTH B-Bar. 01752 242 021 www.barbicantheatre.co.uk £10. 8pm

16th March: LONDON The Lexington. 020 7837 5371 https://pulluptheroots.ticketabc.com/events/alasdair_roberts/ £15/13.50. 8pm

21st March: BERWICK-UPON-TWEED The Maltings. 01289 330 999 www.maltingsberwick.co.uk £7/5. 4.30pm

23rd March: MANCHESTER Band on the Wall. 0845 2500 500 www.bandonthewall.org £12/10. 7.30pm

27th March: BRIDGWATER Bridgwater Arts Centre. 01278 422 700 www.bridgwaterartscentre.co.uk £10. 8pm

Alasdair Roberts Solo UK Tour

Following on from the release of the new Drag City LP/CD Alasdair Roberts, a solo UK tour begins at the Kitchen Garden Cafe in Birmingham on 26th February and continues through the month of March. Please see the Live page of this website for more information. Many of the dates are with Sound of Yell.

October Concerts

Alasdair has two collaborative concerts in Scotland and three solo concerts in England this month. Some details are below; more details, including times, ticket links and addresses, can be found on the Live page of this website.

Sunday 26th October: St Margaret’s Church, Braemar. 6pm. Performance with Ross Whyte, the culmination of Sound Festival/Woodend Barn co-produced ‘New Approaches to Traditional Music’ residency.

Monday 27th October: Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh. Live performance of Hirta Songs by Alasdair Roberts, Stevie Jones and Rafe Fitzpatrick. Part of Scottish International Storytelling Festival 2014.

Wednesday 29th October: Kitchen Garden Cafe, Birmingham. Solo concert.

Thursday 30th October: The Cellar, Oxford. Solo concert.

Friday 31st October: The Beacon, Hastings. Appearing alongside Gaelic poet Meg Bateman as part of Black Huts Festival 2014.

Brazil Tour Poster

Here is a poster for Alasdair Roberts’ 2014 tour of Brazil. It was designed by Dani Hasse.