Dunfermline & District Accordion & Fiddle Club hosted gigs seven times this year.
Siouxsie & The Banshees & The Scars were billed to appear on Sunday 9th September 1979 as part of the 'Join Hands Tour', however the gig was cancelled (tickets were advertised and sold for £2). The Friday before, Kenny Morris (drums) and John McKay (guitar) walked out of the band at an Aberdeen record shop prior to that evening's gig at The Capitol in the town. They hopped into a taxi, allegedly to Stonehaven, then got the first available train to London. So the Aberdeen gig was cancelled after Siouxsie announced from the stage "If youíve got one per cent of the aggression we feel towards them if you ever see them you have my blessings to beat shit out of them", but the Siouxsie & Sevrin came back to play a ten-minute version of The Lord's Prayer, accompanied by Robert Smith and Lol Tolhurst. This led to the cancellation of the ballroom gig and the next couple of dates too, but the rest of the tour went on with Robert Smith playing for both The Cure and The Banshees, with Budgie taking over the drumming duties. (Nearly 20 years later, Siouxsie and Budgie were in a remote hotel in the Lake District, when they went down for an evening meal on their first night there and who should be sitting at the next table but John McKay and his wife. The first time they had met since McKay and Morris went AWOL in 1979...! (Oh to have been a fly on that wall).
Highlights this year included: