Live music

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

‘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 by 14 October. Good luck!