An Evening with Andrew Greig & Mike Heron: Tuning Into the 60s in St Andrews

Tuesday 11th April

  • Venue The Bookshop, 7 Greyfriars Garden, St Andrews, KY16 9HG
  • Doors open 7.45pm
  • Start time 8pm
  • Price range £5 - 20
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Mike Heron as part of the Incredible String Band, changed the way I looked at music. Read it!‘ – Billy Connolly

Join founding member of The Incredible String Band Mike Heron and author Andrew Greig as they talk about the heady times of the 60s British folk music scene, from the perspectives of one of the musicians behind it and a dedicated fan.

In You Know What You Could Be, Mike Heron writes for the first time vividly of his formative years, armed with a love of Buddy Holly, Fats Domino and Hungarian folk music. When asked to join Robin Williamson and Clive Palmer, The Incredible String Band are formed and their wildly innovative, astounding music became indelibly linked with the latter Sixties. Andrew Greig was a frustrated provincial schoolboy when he heard their songs. It changed everything. Undaunted by a lack of experience and ability, he formed a band in their image, Fate & Ferret.

Andrew Greig is the author of six books of poetry, two mountaineering books; two non-fiction books and six novels. He has been shortlisted for the Walter Scott Prize, and won the Saltire and the Scottish Book of the Year awards.

You Know What You Could Be will delight anyone who has loved The Incredible String Band; and Mike and Andrew’s differing portraits of that hopeful, erratic and stubborn stumble towards the life that is ours will strike a chord with everyone.


Book places

Early Bird Event Book Voucher£5

These specially reduced Event Vouchers are only available for a limited time. They include attendance at the event as well as a £5 Book Voucher, fully redeemable against You Know What You Could Be (RRP £20).

Event + Book£20

These Event Book Vouchers include attendance at the event as well as a copy of You Know What You Could Be (RRP £20).

Collecting your event book voucher

As our event book vouchers have a redeemable value, we do not post them out. They are available for collection from the bookshop at any point before the event (and there is often a slight incentive with this option), or alternatively they can be collected on the door of the event.

Group bookings

If you require more than 10 places, please contact the bookshop for a group booking so that we can arrange to seat you together.

How our event book vouchers work

The full price of your voucher is an advance book deposit against a copy of the book featured at the event, which also guarantees admittance for one person. Event book vouchers are redeemable at any point up to and including the day of the event, but not afterwards.

Refunds and Exchanges

In order to maintain the great value of our event book vouchers, we have to reduce administration to an absolute minimum. This means that we aren’t able to refund or exchange event book vouchers.