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Area: Fife

Includes ‘a selection of music concerts (classical, folk, contemporary and jazz); a ceilidh, literary events and art - as well as a quiz night! The Festival is organised and run by the Crail Festival Society, a charity established to further the arts in Crail in particular and Scotland more generally’. Held Late July.

Category Arts Festivals
* Crail Festival
VISITS (to the Website)191
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)478

'We aim to provide a quality guest list with the emphasis on entertainment. Come along and listen in a friendly atmosphere. During Singers' nights we feature local singers and musicians, as well as those visiting Crail. All are welcome. If you don’t want to make music then just come along and tap your feet.'

Category St Andrews
* Crail Folk Club
VISITS (to the Website)164
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)466
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

’Aims to support all with an interest in Folk music, and give performers and appreciative listeners the chance to make and enjoy folk music. The first Dunfermline Folk Club started in 1961, and ... an informal culture that supports performance and participation is what the Club is all about. All are welcome, so come along and see what you make of it.’

 

Category Folk Clubs
* Dunfermline Folk Club
VISITS (to the Website)105
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)190
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

BEWARE! 'The East Neuk is a rural area, and it is common to find yourself behind a tractor or heavy vehicle. This has the great side-effect of making travel a leisurely experience, allowing you all the more opportunity to enjoy the landscape. But please remember to allow plenty of time to reach your concert venue. Latecomers are not guaranteed admission to any event, in whole or in part. If admitted, it may not be possible to take the seat you booked – standing may be the only option.' Held Late June.

* East Neuk Festival
VISITS (to the Website)271
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)369

‘The aims and objectives of Fife Electronic Organ Society are to "promote and encourage interest in organ music and the appreciation thereof". We hope we achieve this by engaging top class artistes to entertain our members and many visitors alike and cultivating friendships between people who have a common interest in listening to and playing "middle of the road music" on electronic organ. The Society has nearly 100 members and has remarkable success ... All visitors are offered a warm welcome.’

* Fife Electronic Organ Society
VISITS (to the Website)93
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)178

‘Whether you are a young musician - in a school group or part of a community music ensemble, an adult musician, a teacher, a parent, an audience supporter or a willing donor, Fife Festival of Music has something for you!​ Founded in 1981, the Festival exists to support and develop music making in the community across Fife. The Festival holds three main events during the year - in    January/FebruaryMay, and November. The first of those is the largest and busiest event of the year with two weeks of vibrant music making, both competitive and non-competitive, ranging from instrumental, through vocal to choral, with solo, duet, ensemble and large group classes available ...’

 

* Fife Festival of Music
VISITS (to the Website)32
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)63

'Celebrates the glorious sound of wind, brass and percussion. Building on the successful format of the St Andrews Brass Festival Fringe of Gold mixes international performers with University students and staff, as well as musicians from across Fife.' Held Mid November.

 

* Fringe of Gold Festival
VISITS (to the Website)179
Also indexedSt Andrews Brass Festival
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)284
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘The finest chamber music in the finest setting ... We look forward to welcoming present and new patrons to another full and varied programme. A season ticket, giving seven performances for the price of four is excellent value. The Society is very friendly and welcoming. If you already have a taste for classical music you may already be attending. If you were unaware of our concerts or unfamiliar with classical music why not give it a try?.‘

 

* Kirkcaldy Music Society
VISITS (to the Website)215
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)241
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'The Music Centre is open to everyone, from absolute beginners to experienced musicians, whether you want to take lessons, play in groups, practise or just come and listen. In addition, the University offers nine undergraduate modules for those who wish to make music part of their degree.'

* Music Centre [St Andrews]
VISITS (to the Website)184
Also indexedUniversity of St Andrews
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)379

'Over 9 days, we offer our 25, 000 visitors a wide variety of exhibitions, workshops, talks, children’s events and evening performances, all related to the arts.' Held Early August.

 

Category Arts Festivals
* Pittenweem Arts Festival
VISITS (to the Website)242
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)387

'Welcomes emerging conductors of all ages and nationalities to study with Honorary Professor of conducting Sian Edwards. The class will be made up of eight participants; each participant will receive 120 minutes of podium time over the course of the weekend.'  Held Late May.

 

* St Andrews Advanced Conducting Course
VISITS (to the Website)170
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)328

'St Andrews Music Club promotes chamber music concerts in St Andrews. Our concerts feature young artists at the outset of their careers as well as more seasoned performers with wide international experience. These concerts are open to everyone, members and non-members alike.'

 

* St Andrews Music Club
VISITS (to the Website)166
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)314
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Scotland’s only festival dedicated to the voice and vocal music. Set in the beautiful town of St Andrews, each October we present a varied programme of events showcasing the versatility and beauty of the human voice in an amazingly broad spectrum of genres including opera, cabaret, lieder, folk, spoken word, choral, a cappella, early music, new music and more ... The festival runs during the day and night and includes family concerts, opportunities to sing-a-long and get involved, as well as free events to enjoy while relaxing with a drink. Come along and discover something new!’ Held Late October.

Category Choral Festivals
* St Andrews Voices
VISITS (to the Website)44
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)83
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Choral society, based in the East Neuk of Fife, rehearsing and performing in and around Anstruther. We have a friendly and welcoming approach to everything we do and strive for high standards of performance ... There are two concerts each year, one in early December and one in March.'

Category Choral Societies
+ Anstruther Philharmonic Society
VISITS (to the Website)155
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)478
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Buckhaven Town Band was founded in 1905 competing at all levels, amalgamating with Wellesley Colliery in 1976 to become Buckhaven & Methil Miners’ Brass Band ... “Buckhaven Brass Beginnings” was formed in 2007 and used to have around 12 youngsters enjoying learning to play brass instruments. A lot of these youngsters are now full members of the band and we are now trying to recruit the next generation of learners to provide new players for the band in the years to come.’

 

+ Buckhaven & Methil Miners’ Brass Band
VISITS (to the Website)90
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)229
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Based in Cupar, Fife we are a long established mixed voice choir, averaging about 65 members. We perform two concerts during our season from September till April, music ranging from classic choral works to modern pieces. The Society aims to give its members pleasure from the study and practice of choral music, and to provide concerts of a high standard.‘

Category Choral Societies
+ Cupar Choral Society
VISITS (to the Website)93
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)219

‘We welcome applications from all (but especially MEN!). Of a choir of about 120,  20+ are men, which is not bad compared to many choirs, but we are always delighted to enrol more ... If you want to come along and visit our friendly group at one of our rehearsals to see what is involved before you make a decision, you would be most welcome ... Enrollment takes place in August each year. We do not normally enrol members outside of this time, although you can apply and be put on our "pending" list at any time.’

Category Choral Societies
+ Dunfermline Choral Union
VISITS (to the Website)50
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)120

‘We are open to boys and girls from Primary 2 to 7 and Secondary 1-6. Membership is open to all interested children, and there is no pre-requisite for admission. If you are interested in singing, you will love being in Dunfermline Junior Chorus. The Chorus is split into 4 choirs: The Wee Music Makers, The Music Makers, The Junior Choir, and the Senior Choir. Our repertoire is diverse and ranges from African to Gospel to Traditional and Popular. We perform a minimum of 3 concerts per year.’

 

+ Dunfermline Junior Chorus
VISITS (to the Website)102
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)151

'We are a group of about 40 ladies, of all ages and backgrounds, who enjoy singing! Our repertoire is varied and includes many well known songs as well as some interesting new material. There's something for everybody! Although we are based in East Fife, we perform all over Fife and beyond.'

Category Ladies Choirs
+ East Fife Ladies Choir
VISITS (to the Website)153
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)384

'Formed in 1957 in the Wemyss area of Fife, with a backing of the coal Industry Social Welfare Organisation. It was a great outlet for the Miners and others who joined, being able to sing and socialise with like-minded men as and still is today a great pastime.'

+ East Fife Male Voice Choir
VISITS (to the Website)172
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)389
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'Essentially like any other amateur musical company - the members come from all walks of life, there are more women than men, as the performance dates come around we wonder if it will ever be ready, but afterwards its all been worthwhile and before long we are setting off on next year's venture ...'

+ Fife Opera
VISITS (to the Website)169
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)351
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘FSRS is a small orchestra playing in Kirkcaldy. We play a few concerts throughout the year leading up to our "Fiddlers Rally" in November ... The Society draws its membership from all walks of life, from learners to experienced players, from young to old. We all have a common interest in promoting the continuation of traditional Scottish music. Well known Scottish compositions are performed as well as music composed and arranged by members.’

 

Category Kirkcaldy
+ Fife Strathspey & Reel Society
VISITS (to the Website)22
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)40

The Fife Youth Jazz Orchestra is unique in Scotland. It was founded in 1976 by the energetic, award-winning jazz musician and composer Richard Michael OBE. Over the years he has introduced hundreds of youngsters between the ages 8-24 to the particular musical freedom that jazz with its emphasis on improvisation offers ... Following his philosophy that “Mistakes are cool!” and that FYJO rehearsals are where it’s OK to get it wrong, Richard has given his young musicians the opportunity to grow as individuals as well as becoming confident instrumentalists. One mark of the success of his inspirational teaching is that band members are regularly accepted onto the jazz course at the Royal Conservatoire for Scotland in Glasgow.‘

 

+ Fife Youth Jazz Orchestra
VISITS (to the Website)109
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)196

‘Formed in August 1999 after the amalgamation of the Cowdenbeath and the Kelty & Blairadam Bands ... Kingdom Brass is graded in the Championship Section, and performs at various concerts, festivals and competitions all over the UK and abroad.‘

 

+ Kingdom Brass
VISITS (to the Website)79
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)196

'The town’s links to Gilbert & Sullivan extend back through the centuries - their work was performed here as early as the 1870s ... Throughout the 1930s there were varying bodies of thought about what to perform; some wanting the new musicals of the day, and others wanting to continue with the operettas of Gilbert & Sullivan. In 1939 a group of enthusiasts for G&S proposed that a Gilbert & Sullivan Society be formed - the motion was carried unanimously ... but the outbreak of war saw those plans put on hold. It was not until 1950 that they managed to put on the full show ... Since that point in time, the Society has produced a G&S Operetta most years, occasionally deviating on a few occasions to a similar style of work ...'

 

Category Kirkcaldy
+ Kirkcaldy Gilbert and Sullivan Society
VISITS (to the Website)124
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)342

Mission 'We aim to provide opportunities for amateur musicians to come together to play a wide variety of orchestral music and gain musicianship through tutor-evenings throughout the year.'

+ Kirkcaldy Orchestral Society
VISITS (to the Website)185
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)346

‘Formed at some time during the early to mid 19th century although the first recorded instance of a brass band in the town dates from 1854 so this is generally regarded as the date of formation. Since its formation the band have been active participants in both the contest arena and in public performance. The Band are an integral part of the local community and can be regularly seen at community events, including the town gala day parade and the annual service of Remembrance. We also present several concerts throughout the year including our annual summer concert and the not to be missed Lochgelly Christmas concert.’

 

+ Lochgelly Band
VISITS (to the Website)75
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)239

‘A wonderful, friendly group of local musicians of all ages mainly from North Fife who get together to play music simply for fun ... The Muchty Musicmakers run Music Workshops on Sundays offering tuition in Guitar, Fiddle, Whistle, Mouth Organ, Accordion and Keyboard ... We play regularly at community and other events. Please get in touch if you'd like us to take part in your event.‘

 

+ Muchty Musicmakers
VISITS (to the Website)79
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)172

‘We are a small group of singers based in the East Neuk of Fife. We mostly sing a cappella but our ever-expanding repertoire also includes items accompanied by piano, organ and string orchestra. We regularly perform a wide variety of material at venues throughout the East Neuk.’

 

+ Priory Singers [East Neuk]
VISITS (to the Website)51
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)108

‘Community band for all. Emphasis on fun. Come and join the party! ... Who can join the band? * Anyone with a suitable instrument (brass, woodwind or percussion) and musicianship; * Anyone with musicianship but no instrument, providing an instrument is available from the band's stock; * Complete novices - providing an instrument is available and there is a willingness to commit to tuition and personal practice.’

 

+ Rosyth Concert Band
VISITS (to the Website)85
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)217

'We are a "town and gown" choir with about 150 singers, including students. If you can "hold a tune" you are most welcome to join us and enjoy the musical and social activities of the choir. It is not necessary to be able to sight read music, you do not have to audition, and we provide the scores. Just turn up at any rehearsal, or, for more information, please send us an email ...'

Category Choral Societies
+ St Andrews Chorus
VISITS (to the Website)149
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)263
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

The Alleycats were set up by a group of friends ... who shared their love of singing over a pint in the pub, and much to their delight, discovered the enjoyment that their music could evoke. Originally an all-male group, in 2007 The Alleycats opened their doors to female members and began working their way towards the rich sound they have today. The group regularly performs at a variety of public and private functions, with credits including national appearances on the BBC's Last Choir Standing, along with award-winning performances in consecutive finals of the UK's Voice Festival competition and an annual Edinburgh Fringe run. So whether you’re learning your ABCs, or losing them to the sands of time, The Alleycats are sure to provide you with purr-fect entertainment for any occasion.’

 

+ The Alleycats
VISITS (to the Website)128
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)267

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