The turn out for King Creosote was exceptional - the number of beards in the audience was also impressive - with the venue packed with a wide mix of loyal fans, folk club regulars and intrigued locals, all keen to hear one of Fife's most talented singer-songwriters.

The former Mercury nominated artist and veteran of over 40 albums (yes, 40!) started his set with some solo acoustic ballads, sprinkling in classics like Not One Bit Ashamed, before gradually increasing his backing band to eight, and in turn increasing the tempo and volume of tracks.

Clearly relaxed and enjoying the gig throughout, Anderson regularly engaged with the audience in between tracks and played tribute to Dunfermline Folk Club stalwart Gifford Lind, saying he'd pushed the boat out for this year's fest with an extra �50. The first half of the act culminated with a compelling version of the U2 song Running To Stand Still and by the end of the second, a few brave souls were even dancing in the isles.

The overwhelming reaction was positive - Dunfermline man and keyboardist with Fife band 96 Tears, John Kidd, said, "I saw him during the Edinburgh festival for the first time and haven't been disappointed tonight - it was a great gig."

For the Dunfermline folk scene, it truly was a fitting finale to a successful weekend.

Dave Marr