Live music

London cast of Blood Brothers come to The Alhambra

Here’s a superb tv appearance by Barbara Dickson, the first and by many people’s reckoning the best, Mrs Johnstone in Willy Russell’s Blood Brothers. Blood Brothers is currently on a 30th anniversary UK tour featuring The New Seeker’s Lyn Paul in the lead role and it’s coming to the Alhambra from 23-28 October. Tickets start at £25  and you can book yours here.

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.

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

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 .

Dancing on Tables to headline at PJ Molloys on 24 June

On Friday 24 June, Dunfermline band Dancing on Tables have their biggest headline show to date at PJ Molloys – before heading to Glasgow for the opening night of King Tut’s Summer Nights 2016. The band, whose members are Robbie McSkimming Callum Thomas, Hamish Finlayson, Gregor Stobie and Michael Waterworth, recently won Best Live Music Act at Dunfermline Press Awards. Tickets for the Dunfermline gig are £5 and are available

Cafe Music Live: young music talent in new cafe venues

Based in cafes in and around Dunfermline town centre, Cafe Music Live provides a friendly and relaxed live music environment for young performers. The concept is the brainchild of local live music organiser Jonathan Cairney who, as a teacher and a musician, was keen to provide both a platform for younger performers and a destination for young music fans. The ‘tea-time’ gigs are free and will feature vocalists, solo musicians,

Belle and Sebastian played Dunfermline!

With absolutely no fanfare whatsoever Belle and Sebastian pitched up in Dunfermline and played to a packed Alhambra last night. Stuart Murdoch, who sang pretty well despite struggling with a cold, acknowledged that the band seldom travelled to the ‘east coast’ but gave no explanation as to why this gig was happening, unheralded and sandwiched between major international dates. Backed by a string quartet and playing brilliantly on instruments borrowed