Music

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

Happy birthday Ella Fitzgerald!

Today is the birthday of the great Ella Fitzgerald who  managed to progress from an orphanage, by way of being a teenage lookout at a brothel and a Mafia numbers runner to being the undisputed First lady of American song. Ira Gershwin said, ‘we never knew how good our songs were until Ella Fitzgerald sang them.’

Linton Kwesi Johnson and Kathryn Joseph play Kirkcaldy 9 April

Tae Sup wi a Fifer is a superb series of shows brought to the Adam Smith Theatre by acclaimed Fife musician James Yorkston. On 9 April the show, in an amazingly good line up, features the magnificent Linton Kwesi Johnson, still going strong at 63, and recent winner of the Scottish Album of the Year Award, Kathryn Joseph. Tickets cost £15 and are available here.

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

Dunfermline band Moonlight Zoo release first single

Here is Captivity, the newly released first single from hotly tipped Moonlight Zoo who are Jamie Adamson, Reece Dobbin, Sean Defrancesco and Graeme Mcleod. The track was produced by Magnus Collie and the video directed by Rory Cowieson. You can hear more of Moonlight Zoo’s music here.