Live music

‘The best small gigs in the world’, Letham Nights, Fife

The village hall in Letham in Fife looked a little unloved until resident Michael Farrell decided to bring the community hall back to life by launching Letham Nights. The first live music event was in October 2008. Since then Michael and Roy Campbell have been ‘ blown away by the response from the music community’. Chloe Hall, an artist from Melbourne in Australia told them; ‘I love the sound of

Dancing on Tables – new EP and mini tour for Dunfermline band

Young Dunfermline band Dancing on Tables have just released this trailer for their upcoming EP Waiting on the Nation, available in April 2015. The band, who play ‘infectious indie rock’ are going out on a short tour to launch the EP: catch them at  The Corinna in Perth on Thursday 19 March, Sneaky Pete’s in Edinburgh on 21 March and Drouthy’s in Dundee on 22 March. The launch party is at PJ

Swing Ltd, Glasgow

Swing Ltd is probably not for the faint hearted. The night Avocado Sweet visited the Glasgow club, the performers, a couple both dressed in tails, were pulling members of the audience on to the dance floor to tango to an Eminem track quickly followed by a Glen Miller song. But the engaging owner Craig has big ambitions for this tiny venue. He’s recreating a 1920s style club complete with table

Thieves of Dunfermline – new play suitable for the whole family!

Thieves of Dunfermline is a light hearted, fast paced hour’s entertainment inspired by the events and people of Dunfermline’s past. It will be performed from 3-7 December in the intimate setting of The Long Gallery in Abbot House, Dunfermline by a talented cast of local musicians and performers including Fife Provost Jim Leishman in his first acting role.  Some of the stories, which are told through drama, humour and cracking

Vintage Tea Dance in aid of Playlist for Life

Playlist for Life and the Pars Foundation will be hosting a tea dance this Saturday 8 November, 2-5pm, in the Glen Pavillion, Pittencrieff Park. Munroe’s Hairdressing will be providing a 1940s hair and makeup bar, there’ll be afternoon tea with cake by Dunfermline’s Cupcake Planet and music by the swing band, Baby Issac. Tickets are £12.50 each available from Munroe’s Hairdressing, DAFC Club Shop and Thomson Cooper Accountants. Playlist for

Win 2 tickets to Dunfermline Live!

Fancy seeing Embrace and King Creosote in Dunfermline for free? Avocado Sweet has two tickets worth £20 each to give away to two lucky readers. All you have to do is answer the following question: Who is the main sponsor of this year’s Dunfermline Live? Email your answer to avocadosweet@me.com by 14 October. Good luck!

Embrace headline this year’s Dunfermline Live

Dunfermline Live, back on Saturday 18 October to rock Scotland’s ancient capital, has its best line-up yet. Festival favourites such as headliners Embrace, King Creosote, Eugene McGuinness, Hector Bizerk, Dexters and AMWF will perform alongside  emerging talent such as The Merrylees, Vigo Thieves, Scary People, Neon Waltz, Modern Faces and The Moon Kids. This year the event presents a packed one day schedule of quality acts playing at six venues all

Acoustic Thursdays at The Bruery Dunfermline

Another night of quality live music at The Bruery in Dunfermline last night. A gig crowd saw great sets from singer-songwriter Sophie Caldwell – performing at only her secong gig – and from debut act Into The Limelight. A highlight was the set from Lucy and the Lyrics (above) – fantastic songs and brilliant musical ideas and harmonies which had the audience enthralled.

Catfish and the Bottlemen at PJ Molloys, Dunfermline

Now and again towns the size of Dunfermline are lucky – or smart – enough to catch great bands on the ascendant: Catfish and the Bottlemen played PJ Molloys last night and they were brilliant. A sturdy set of hook heavy songs delivered with plenty of attack and the funny, slight, charismatic Van McCann all you could want in a frontman. Go see before they turn into the Arctic Monkeys. (photo