Two Fifers have swung back into action with their third Christmas track – complete with a music video filmed around the world’s most famous golf course.
The creative force of Garry Griffin and Uncle Isaac, who make up The Brothers Fife, are hoping to delight their fans with A Little Love For Christmas – a tale of the duo’s “coast to coast” search for love.
The music video, a throwback to the works of Scottish folk legends such as the Alexander Brothers and Andy Stewart, was filmed on location at the Old Course in St Andrews and on the town’s beach.
Donning their trademark denim jackets, kilts and tartan trews, the brothers belt out lines from their latest anthem, including: “Can I get a little love for Christmas? Can you wrap me up in hugs and kisses?”
Garry Griffin and Uncle Isaac are the stage monickers of Fifers Grant Jeffrey and Andrew Lennie, both 30.
The pair found online fame after releasing their first festive song as The Brothers Fife in December 2015.
Christmas Holidays – made as a Christmas gift for Mr Lennie’s family after the pair found themselves “pretty skint” – was followed by Proclaimers tribute, Christmas (I’m A Fan) in 2016.
Mr Jeffrey said the songs had become their own festive tradition.
“The Brothers Fife are Garry Griffin and Uncle Isaac, two Fifers now residing in Edinburgh, primarily known for our Christmas songs,” he said.
“It is the third year in a row we have done it and the first year we have actually shot the video in in Fife.
“Uncle Isaac is very keen on golf and it was always a dream of his to play the Old Course. We even met legendary caddie Jimmy Reid. We managed to get a photograph taken with the Dundee United under-21s while filming as well.”
The pair started writing the latest song about two weeks ago and hope fans will be pleased with the results.
“This year, because our last one was really heavy on all the good materialistic things about Christmas, we thought we’d go for a classic love song,” he said. “It’s essentially about Garry Griffin and Uncle Isaac, two lonely men at Christmas going coast to coast looking for love.
“We didn’t expect to be doing this two years later. We are both fans of the videos and style of The Alexander Brothers and Robson and Jerome. That is what we are trying to get.”
The musicians also hope that this year’s festive track will grab the attention of one of their biggest influences.
Mr Jeffrey added: “We’re both from near Auchtermuchty which is where The Proclaimers are from, we are having a bit of fun trying to get them to acknowledge The Brothers Fife.”
And fans may not have to wait a whole year for the next offering from The Brothers Fife, with a Valentines track on the cards for 2018.
For more info visit: thebrothersfife.bandcamp.com.