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.
- PRESS ARTICLES
- Cash Back in Fife Listed as One of the Cultural Highlights of 2020 by Edinburgh Evening News
- Cash Back in Fife feature in Scotland on Sunday
- Q & A with Dean Owens by Paul Kerr for Scottish music blog Blabber n Smoke
- Cash Back in Fife is featured in Music News Scotland (Festivals edition)
- Fife Today article about Cash Back in Fife
- Fife Today article about “ancestral tourism” and the Cash connection
- Fife Today on “the most original festival in the Kingdom”
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
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
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