Two shows in memory of singer Dennis

Fondly remembered - Dennis Alexander
Fondly remembered - Dennis Alexander
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The first of two music events taking place in Kirkcaldy this year in memory of local musician Dennis Alexander takes place next week.

A Scottish night is being held in tribute to the popular Kirkcaldy entertainer, who sadly passed away last November.

The event will take place in Kitty’s on Hunter Street next Friday, June 27.

The annual Rock the Rovers music festival in August, which has been running since 2005, will also be in Dennis’ memory this year.

Organisers are hoping that people will show their support for the Scottish night, which will feature music from The Tartan Specials, a Scottish football themed rock and roll band, whose music is mainly Tartan Army songs.

Also featuring will be Kirkcaldy and District Pipe Band, Andy Chung and Folk That.

Gavin Quinn, organiser, said: “As it’s a Scottish night hopefully all those coming along will wear tartan as well as kilts and Scotland tops.

“This gig and Rock the Rovers 10 in August will be in memory of Dennis Alexander, a great friend, supporter of charity, Raith Rovers and Rock the Rovers.

“We will pay our respects to him in the best way possible.”

Rock the Rovers, which is now in its 10th year, is on Sunday, August 31.

Acts confirmed so far for the day-long festival fundraiser include Slipstream, Gavin Patrick, Charles Wood, State of Emergency, Cousin Ken’s Nephews, Steph, Joe’s Band, Bad Boogaloo, Garrison,The Cavaliers, Janey Kirk and The Polis.

The event will raise money for Tartan Army Sunshine Appeal, Kirkcaldy YMCA, Downs Syndrome Scotland, Maggie’s Fife, McCrae’s Battalion Trust, Love Oliver and Raith Rovers.

The organising committee hopes the event can be a major celebration to help mark the previous decade of gigs.

A third event, in the form of a sportsman’s dinner, has also been organised.

The sportsman’s dinner at the Victoria Hotel in Kirkcaldy on July 25 will feature former Scotland, Aberdeen and Motherwell manager Craig Brown, former referee John Rowbotham and Rovers’ legend Colin Cameron.

Event details

Tickets for the Scottish night on June 27 are currently available, priced £6, from Styx in Kirkcaldy. Doors open at 6.30 p.m. and the entertainment begins at 7.30 p.m.

Rock the Rovers 10 on August 31 will see doors open at 12.30 p.m. with the first act on the main stage at 2.00 p.m. Ticket outlets are yet to be announced for this event.

The sportsman’s dinner tickets are priced £25 and are available from Styx and the Victoria Hotel.