It’s three years since 70s pop idol Les McKeown resisted the temptation to burst into a rendition of ‘Pie Pie Baby’ whilst appearing as a guest judge at the World Scotch Pie Championships in Dunfermline.
Michael Alexander speaks to the director of Dundee University Operatic Society Neil Lavin - and finds him to be in fine voice!
The well deserved best selling single of all time - or sentimental claptrap? Michael Alexander examines the appeal of Bing Crosby’s White Christmas which was first performed 75 years ago this Christmas.
Dundee-raised musician Jan Burnett collects thousands of records, beer mats and music fliers. Michael Alexander spoke to him.
It is a city where more than a third of its areas are officially among the most deprived in Scotland.
In an exclusive interview during rehearsals in Dundee, The View singer Kyle Falconer tells MICHAEL ALEXANDER why he’s ready to “man up” in his fight against drink and drugs – and admits the band may have found fame too soon.
Trumpet virtuoso and former principal of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland John Wallace goes back to his Fife roots when he leads De Profundis – the East Neuk Festival’s ‘Big Project’ for 2017.
“There’s an old saying in my country that if you ‘practice, practice, practice you’ll get to the Carnegie Hall. Well, I’ve just found another way to get to the Carnegie Hall!” laughed American song writing legend Jimmy Webb as he took to the stage in Fife for the first time at the Dunfermline version of Carnegie’s New York name sake.
A specially curated project at this year’s East Neuk Festival pays tribute to generations of Fife coal miners and their brass bands. Michael Alexander spoke to the event’s lead performer.
It was a music genre that originated amongst African Americans in New Orleans, USA, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.