Do you know the joke about Carnegie Hall? How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Practice, practice, practice. Nobody is sure who initially coined the phrase but for us, it’s a lot easier to get to Dunfermline’s Carnegie Hall by heading east along the High Street and here we are.
Built-in 1937 with funds from Carnegie Dunfermline Trust our Hall is smaller than the first Carnegie Hall in New York which is famous for the joke and legendary for the performances since it opened in 1891, courtesy of Andrew Carnegie support.
One famous recorded concert which had the same performer in both venues was Billy Connolly’s Atlantic Bridge album in 1976. You can hear the concert on YouTube.
Familiar local, national and international performers have also celebrated playing in Carnegie Hall … Dunfermline, including; The Proclaimers from nearby Auctermuchty and Barbara Dickson, from the town.
Carnegie Hall was built to hold 640 seated and plans and drawings show you today’s building is as the architect intended. It hosts travelling acts, supports local dramatic groups as well as plays and comedy performances.
Billy Connolly – Atlantic Bridge