Vic celebrates Neuk role of songs in the key of Fife

King Creosote and Vic Galloway
King Creosote and Vic Galloway

The story of the music industry in the East Neuk has been recorded in a new book by music journalist and broadcaster, Vic Galloway.

The BBC presenter, and champion of the music scene in Scotland has written ‘Songs in the Key of Fife’, which was released at the beginning of the month.

And the work is receiving a special launch next month at Cambo House, near Kingsbarns.

The East Neuk has been home to some of Scottish contemporary music’s most innovative creators through The Fence Collective.

It’s given us the likes of KT Tunstall, the Beta Band, James Yorkston and King Creosote.

In his first book about music, Vic tells how in the East Neuk a group of musicians have been battling against the decline in the music industry, where creativity is consumed by the mass market.

Vic is a childhood pal of several Fence members and is the ideal person to tell the story with anecdotes and insight.

To help promote the book, Vic made a couple of appearances at this year’s Edinburgh International Book Festival and acknowledged some of his Fence Collective favourites.

Vic Galloway’s book, ‘Songs in the Key of Fife’ is being launched on Saturday, September 21 at Cambo House, Kingsbarns, St Andrews Fife KY16 8QD

It’s expected there will be music by King Creosote, Withered Hand, and friends.

There will also be Q&A sessions with Vic and the artists.

Ticket holders will receive a free limited edition ‘Songs in the Key of Fife’ pint glass at the entry, and signed copies of the book will be available at a discount. More details on 01333 450054.