In a coup for Outwith Festival this year, the excellent, pastel-suited, Bathgate-born Luke La Volpe headlines hot from his blistering and highly acclaimed set at Trnsmt. Catch him at PJ Molloys on Saturday 10th September as part of Outwith’s live music all dayer. Tickets cost just £20 plus booking fee and grant access to more than 35 acts across 7 venues in the small but mighty city of Dunfermline. You
Superb stage acting, cabaret to be enjoyed with a Cosmopolitan, top flight stand up comedy and rapid fire spoken word, smooth jazz, a celebration of the long history of music in Dunfermline and young singers stepping onto the stage for the very first time: nothing captures the spirit of Outwith quite like live performance and the Festival has a brilliant line up to share. Fresh from a highly acclaimed run
https://outwithfestival.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/V1.mp4 Storming back after a Covid absence, Outwith 22 starts 6 September and runs til Sunday the 11th. It features a world class art exhibition, a whole day of live music, international film, top comedy, writing masterclasses, spoken word nights and a host of heritage, cultural and other activities. Check out the programme and book tickets on outwithfestival.co.uk and keep an eye on Avocado Sweet over the next couple
Festive jazz at Fire Station Creative, big band tunes in the Glen Pavilion, carols by candlelight and a performance of Handel’s Messiah at the Alhambra are all part of a brand new series of seasonal musical events being brought to Dunfermline this winter by Tutti Events. For tickets or for more information about any of these events, click here.
And we’re off and running for this year’s Outwith Festival! Outwith 18 is dramatically bigger than last year’s inaugural event with over 200 artists delivering comedy, music, theatre, film, literature and art in more than 23 venues over five days in September. There are exciting names coming to town including one of the UK’s most successful screenwriters Gregory Burke, John Maclean who was the founder of The Beta Band and
Glasgow has Tenement TV, Washington has Tiny Desk, London has Sofar Sounds and now Dunfermline has The Loop, an ambitious new project from Loopmaniac Studios. The Youtube-hosted show features live music sessions from performers – local and from further afield – whose music makes the hair on the back of producer Liam Saunders’ hair stand on end, as well as interviews and coverage of art exhibitions and other cultural events.
Two impressive line ups are planned for next two Tae Sup Wi Fifer events at Kirkcaldy’s Adam Smith Theatre in May and June. On Friday 18 May, the ever brilliant Withered Hand – aka Dan Willson – appears alongside Ian McMillan and Grace Petrie. McMillan is a writer and broadcaster whose latest poetry collection To Fold The Evening Star was published last year. As well as presenting BBC Radio 3’s
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.
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.
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