Live music

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

‘Come oan, get aff’ – come and hear Kelty Clippie composer celebrated this weekend

This Saturday (31 October) Dunfermline Folk Club is celebrating the life and songs of Dunfermline man and folk legend John Watt. Tich Frier and Neil Paterson will present a night of John’s songs and stories about his life at Fire Station Creative. John Watt was not only the composer of classics such as Kelty Clippie (listen below), Pittenweem Jo and the brilliant Fife’s Got Everything, he was also the founder of

Weekend Revolution: 20 gigs this Saturday in Dunfermline

Dunfermline’s brilliant one day music festival Weekend Revolution takes place this Saturday with a packed line up of great local bands and singer songwriters. Tickets are just £10 and are available here and at PJ Molloys. The Mona Lisa’s

All female performers at the return of Acoustic Thursdays at The Bruery

Dunfermline’s popular live music event is set to return to The Bruery on 3 September after its summer break. The first Thursday of every month sees new acts getting the chance to try out material and live performance in an intimate, relaxed setting. This month the line up features mainly young female talent including a debut performance from girl band Idle Generation, singer-songwriters Amylou Rogers, Rachel Wallace and Katlynd Shields

Music for a summer night in Dunfermline this weekend

by Donald Makin Dunfermline is alive with music this weekend with a few gigs to perk up the damp summer nights of July. On Friday 24 July, at 9pm, Stella Reilly headlines a free acoustic gig at the Old Inn in the Maygate. With support from the great Deni Smith, whose new single Breakdown is out now, and Scott Gilbert, who is back with top new tune Neon Lights, this

Amy Lou Rodgers plays Fife’s tiniest and sweetest venue

Sweets and Songs is a new gig series from the people behind Lazy Sunday Afternoons at Abbot House. The first of these gigs will be Amy Lou Rogers who will be launching her new single and playing sweet related songs this Saturday (18 July) in the tiny Sweet Stop, Dunfermline, from 2pm. Amy Lou, who is just 15 years old, writes about life, nerdiness and her love of all things

Vintage fair and live jazz at Abbot House this Saturday

The parterre garden at Abbot House, which enjoys a fantastic backdrop in the form of Dunfermline Abbey, is one of the loveliest places in Fife for an outdoor event. This Saturday 27 June it will be the location for a fundraising event to support Abbot House which has been struggling for funds of late.  As well as the pretty garden setting, you can enjoy a barbecue, a selection of real

Fancy a spot of Park Life in Dunfermline on 6 June?

Dunfermline’s Public Park is in many ways little changed from this Victorian image complete with bandstand. Thanks to some dedicated local activists, it still plays a key role in the life of the town with events and improvements happening throughout the year.  This Saturday it plays host to the Fresh Air Festival, back for its third year and bigger and better than ever before. The festival is a fantastic free event