For over fifty years (with an inevitable intermission due to COVID-19) Dunfermline Arts Guild – LIVE Music on Sundays in Dunfermline – has provided opportunities for members to enjoy live music in a setting that allowed the audience to hear the music close-up and to interact with the artists. Those taking part are all professional musicians, many of whom are on the threshold of what will be glittering careers – you heard them first in Dunfermline!

For our 2023–24 season we've reverted to our normal six-concert autumn/winter series, running from October to April. One innovation, however, is that the December and January concerts have been moved to an afternoon slot by way of any experiment.

Concert 1


22 October 2023

Dopey Monkey

Dopey Monkey began in 2015 with Danielle Price and Martin Lee Thomson exploring all things tuba and euphonium in an informal concert for friends. Known for their varied creative output, they draw upon their experiences in jazz, folk, classical and experimental music to create new projects and musical works. They are passionate about showcasing their instruments in different contexts as well as using them as a medium to investigate cross-arts projects, and really enjoy collaborative projects where they can explore and share stories alongside other artists and communities.

Join Danielle and Martin in an evening exploring traditional music from their home, the North East of Scotland. Taking inspiration from historic text, photography, archived sounds and song, they will share with you an eclectic mix of Scottish traditional, re-imagined and new tunes!

Details of Programme and Artists

Concert 6


17 March 2023

Fyrish String Quartet

Formed in 2017, the Fyrish String Quartet is a young, vibrant ensemble. Each member excelled during their studies and collectively they have received tuition from some of the UK's leading musicians. The quartet has performed across Scotland, presenting varied programmes often combining classical and folk music. Whilst the ensemble enjoys playing much of the core string quartet repertoire, they also explore lesser known works and champion new music.

More details of Programme and Artists