Music

The Skids & the Scottish Punk Revolution 1977 at FSC

Photo of The Skids (above) by Virginia Turbett and below by Paul Slattery Dunfermline’s Fire Station Creative, is the chosen venue for an exhibition of historic photographs from the punk music scene 40 years ago. The show, titled ‘Scared to Dance: The Skids and the Scottish Punk Rock Revolution 1977’, is being curated by frontman, Richard Jobson, and music business consultant, Ronald Gurr. ‘In 1977 I started a fanzine in

Alabama 3 coming soon to PJ Molloys

Big name band Alabama 3 famous for, among other things, providing the iconic theme tune to The Sopranos, come to Dunfermline on 23 April to play PJ Molloys. Tickets are £20 and are available here.  

Ina Forsman in Dunfermline for Fife Jazz Festival

Young Finnish blues star Ina Forsman takes to the stage at the Carnegie Hall on Saturday 11 February with an ace band featuring Fife guitar great, Robbie Hill. Also on the bill for the ‘Blues Afternoon’ are The Troublemakers together with Dunfermline’s own Chris Agnew playing a set of boogie and blues. Lights Out By Nine perform for a one off show with ex-frontman and solo blues star Al Hughes

Fancy some festive Frank at the Fire Station this Christmas Eve?

This Christmas Eve, get into a mellow, festive mood at the Fire Station, Dunfermline. Talented, young jazz singer Megan MacPhie will be performing all the smooth Christmas favourites including Let it Snow, Winter Wonderland and It’s Beginning to Feel a Lot Like Christmas. Megan will be accompanied by guitarist Aydin Ersoy and other vocalists will be joining her on stage. The evening kicks off at 6.30pm and finishes in time

First Christmas market at Fire Station Creative, Dunfermline

You may still be in denial that Christmas is happening but we’re going to tell you about a festive market anyway. This year Fire Station Creative is hosting its first Christmas market complete with mulled wine and mince pies.  Timed to coincide with the Dunfermline’s High Street Christmas light switch-on Saturday 19 November, the market will be open from 10am until 4pm, with live music by Opus 8 at 2.30pm.

Try a taste of Brandy Alexander: a night out with his wife inspires Dunfermline songwriter

For a great selection of rootsy, lyrical songs inspired by Fife, check out the excellent debut album released today by The Johnstown Flood, aka Dunfermline singer songwriter Stuart Bell.  Chasing September’s Tail  combines country, folk, blues and Americana and even a touch of ragtime on Brandy Alexander (listen below), a stand out track which sets Stuart’s deeply romantic lyric about a night out with his wife against a lovely, woozy tune

Jimmy Webb at Carnegie Hall supported by Pearlfishers

A great music event next week for Dunfermline when legendary songwriter and long term Glen Campbell collaborator Jimmy Webb comes to the Carnegie Hall. Even better, he is supported by David Scott of Pearlfishers. It promises to be a superb night of storytelling and song and it’s a good excuse to post a clip of Galveston which, along with Wichita Lineman, is one of Webb’s finest. The show is at

Jamie Cooling puts the funk into Fife with brilliant new album ‘Blessing’

So exciting to hear a young local musician producing something that’s properly fresh and original. Just listen to the superb, shimmering funk of this virtuoso solo project by Dunfermline’s own Jamie Cooling.  Shades of Lewis Taylor combine with Jamie’s own heartfelt idiosyncrasies to create a perfect summer vibe. Classically trained Jamie is off travelling the world with his guitar at the moment, but this is what he has to say

Dog Day Afternoon by Franco the Mighty

Great new tune from Dunfermline band Franco the Mighty. The band, Michael Williamson on vocals and guitar, Gregor MacEwen on bass,  Scott Anstruther on lead guitar and Adam Law on drums, have just recorded a cracking new five track demo which you can listen to below. You can also check them out on Facebook and Twitter.

Vivaldi at the Abbey

Gorgeous live classical music on Thursday 21 July as the Chamber Philharmonia of Cologne perform a repertoire of Vivaldi, Bach, Rossini, Paganini and Mozart in the atmospheric setting of Dunfermline Abbey. The show starts at 7.30 and tickets are available from the the Abbey and the Tourist Information Centre in Dunfermline .