Cash Back in Fife

FRI 6 – SUN 8 Mar 2020

WOODSIDE HOTEL, Aberdour, Fife

WEEKEND PASS: £45 (Now SOLD OUT, but there are still some tickets available for individual gigs)

TICKET LINK Brown Paper Tickets (Weekend Pass and individual gigs)

TICKET LINK (Tickets Scotland) – Note: you can also buy in person from their Edinburgh shop in Rose St.

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 and inspiration, and his family connection to the area; conceived and curated by Dean Owens, in association with Scary Biscuits Promotions and the Woodside Hotel.

The line-up is an exciting mix of established musicians and quality up and coming ones (most with a strong Fife connection), including Rab Noakes, Kirsten Adamson (daughter of Big Country front man Stuart Adamson), Liverpool’s Hannah Rose Platt, David Latto, Dean’s Celtabilly Allstars and Rezillos singer Fay Fife‘s new band, The Countess of Fife. Plus Rebus author Ian Rankin, talking about one of his favourite records by Fife musician Jackie Leven

The festival is inspired by the spirit of Dean’s album, Cash Back (Songs I Learned From Johnny) – songs written, inspired, and covered by Cash. It’s NOT a ‘tribute’ festival. Artists will mostly be performing their own material, but with some classic Cash tunes mixed in, over the course of the weekend.

NEWSFLASH: Delighted to announce that Cash Back in Fife will include an exhibition of portraits of Johnny Cash, from the recent competition, organised by Go Glenrothes and judged by Rosanne Cash. Including the winning entry by Kelty artist Donna Forrester.

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)

The Countess of Fife (ft The Rezillos’ Fay Fife)

Grab yourself a lazy brunch in the Woodside’s atmospheric restaurant, then chill out for a couple of hours with 3 of Fife’s finest in the concert space.


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 ) – SOLD OUT


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