In a coup for Outwith Festival this year, the excellent, pastel-suited, Bathgate-born Luke La Volpe headlines hot from his blistering and highly acclaimed set at Trnsmt. Catch him at PJ Molloys on Saturday 10th September as part of Outwith’s live music all dayer. Tickets cost just £20 plus booking fee and grant access to more than 35 acts across 7 venues in the small but mighty city of Dunfermline. You
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Superb stage acting, cabaret to be enjoyed with a Cosmopolitan, top flight stand up comedy and rapid fire spoken word, smooth jazz, a celebration of the long history of music in Dunfermline and young singers stepping onto the stage for the very first time: nothing captures the spirit of Outwith quite like live performance and the Festival has a brilliant line up to share. Fresh from a highly acclaimed run
https://outwithfestival.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/V1.mp4 Storming back after a Covid absence, Outwith 22 starts 6 September and runs til Sunday the 11th. It features a world class art exhibition, a whole day of live music, international film, top comedy, writing masterclasses, spoken word nights and a host of heritage, cultural and other activities. Check out the programme and book tickets on outwithfestival.co.uk and keep an eye on Avocado Sweet over the next couple
16 Roads is the latest impressive release from Dunfermline’s Oskar Braves, rapidly attracting a loyal following for their stadium-sized songs and soaring vocals. Check it out via the Spotify link below and follow the band on Facebook for upcoming gigs and new releases.
Local band and recent Outwith Festival headliners Dancing on Tables, release their new single today. Described by Wonderland Magazine as an ‘anthemic indie banger’, Colour Me Good features, according to Earmilk, ‘dreamy melodies cascading down as searching harmonies scale the track’. The band say, ‘We think CMG is the most fun song we have written and brings out a new, less-serious side of us. The ‘Space Race’ EP tackles more serious and melancholy
One of the most exciting new pieces of work to come out of this year’s Outwith Festival is short film The Auld Grey Toun – A Soundtrack. Commissioned for the festival, the twenty minute film, made by the Liam Saunders, George Murray and Rory Buchanan of Loopmaniac Studios, focuses on the lost music venues of the Dunfermline such as famous folk club The Howf (pictured above), the place where Barbara
And we’re off and running for this year’s Outwith Festival! Outwith 18 is dramatically bigger than last year’s inaugural event with over 200 artists delivering comedy, music, theatre, film, literature and art in more than 23 venues over five days in September. There are exciting names coming to town including one of the UK’s most successful screenwriters Gregory Burke, John Maclean who was the founder of The Beta Band and
More music video and chat from the excellent Dunfermline-based music show The Loop, this time featuring an interview with and performance by The View’s Kyle Falconer and sessions from The Marriage and Broken by Rock.
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
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