Cash Back in Fife

Fri 6 – Sun 8 Mar 2020

WOODSIDE HOTEL, Aberdour, Fife


TICKET LINK (Weekend Pass and individual gigs)

Music legend Johnny Cash was immensely proud of his family’s Fife roots, and visited the Kingdom several times. 

Cash Back in Fife is a new festival to celebrate his massive legacy of music, inspiration and his family connection to the area.

The line-up is an exciting mix of established musicians and quality up and coming ones (most with a strong Fife connection), plus author Ian Rankin, talking about one of his favourite records by Fife musician Jackie Leven. 

Cash Back in Fife is curated by award winning Scottish singer songwriter Dean Owens (in collaboration with Scary Biscuits Promotions and the Woodside Hotel), and inspired by his album, Cash Back (Songs I Learned From Johnny) – songs written, inspired, and covered by Cash.

This is NOT a ‘tribute’ festival. Artists will mostly be performing their own material, but with some classic Cash tunes mixed in.

FRI 6 MAR 8pm

Dean Owens & The Celtabilly Allstars + Martha Healy as support (with Al Shields) and special guest.

The Celtabilly Allstars  are Dean with his former Felsons bass buddy Kevin McGuire, with guitarist Craig Ross and acclaimed fiddle player Amy Geddes.


SAT 7 MAR 2pm

Join celebrated Scottish author Ian Rankin as he talks about his favourite record by celebrated Fife singer songwriter Jackie Leven: Elegy to Johnny Cash


SAT 7 MAR 8pm

The Ring of Fire – Songwriters Circle

with Rab Noakes, Hannah Rose Platt and Dean Owens

Nashville style Songwriters Circle with participants trading songs and banter


SUN 8 MAR 1pm

Sunday Afternoon Coming Down with

David Latto

The Marriage (Kirsten Adamson and Dave Burn)

+ 1 more band TBA

Grab yourself a lazy brunch in the Woodside’s atmospheric restaurant, then chill out for a couple of hours with 2 of Fife’s finest.


Weekend Pass – £45 (stbf)

This entitles you to attend all the concerts and events, but doesn’t include food or accommodation.

Tickets can also be purchased separately for individual gigs and events.

A limited number of special deals which include accommodation are available direct from The Woodside Hotel. (Contact John McTaggart on 01383 860328 )


Aberdour is approximately 40 mins from Edinburgh (by car, train or bus); it’s easily accessible from Glasgow, Stirling, Perth and Aberdeen areas in particular.

Ticket prices do not include food, drinks or accommodation