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 Dunfermline’s famous ‘folksong’ club in 1961. The Club used to meet at a cellar bar in Chalmers Street called The Howff and was so well known on the folk music circuit the site is now marked with a plaque (below). The Club is still going strong more than 50 years on and still meets on Wednesday nights at The Thistle Tavern.
Tickets for Saturday night cost £10 and are available here.