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Virtual Tamfest – For this year only Tamfest is going online and direct to your home!!

We’ve been closely monitoring this unprecedented situation and Government guidelines and it’s become clear that it just isn’t possible for the 2020 festival to go ahead. The health and safety of the Tamfest performers, suppliers, staff and audience is paramount and we have to put that first above all. This decision hasn’t been taken lightly and we are very disappointed, we extend our apologies to all of you.

HOWEVER, WE DO HAVE SOME GREAT NEWS FOR YOU…

We are delighted to announce Scottish wrestler and actor Grado for Virtual Tamfest!! Grado will be performing a hilarious version of Tam o’ Shanter that is not be missed!

We didn’t want you to miss out on Halloween this year so grab your broomsticks, pumpkins and capes as we are going to bring you a TAMFEST VIRTUAL FESTIVAL direct to your living rooms! We will be working in partnership with South Ayrshire Council, who are kindly sponsoring the festival. More details to follow soon!

Please be rest assured we will be back next year. We will do our very best to put together an amazing festival for you in 2021! Thank you as ever, for your continued support.


Please welcome one of Scotland’s most loved actresses Jane McCarry (Isa – Still Game) to Virtual Tamfest!!

Jane performed at Tamfest in 2017 with actor Mark Cox (Tam – Still Game) for a hilarious and unforgettable performance. We are delighted to have her back again for what will no doubt be one of the highlights of Virtual Tamfest!

Details to follow very soon on Jane’s performance!


Tamfest is inspired by the apocryphal Tam o’ Shanter poem by Robert Burns!

We are delighted that South Ayrshire Council has allowed us to share their new video of Alexander Goudie’s Tam o’ Shanter, a tale told in pictures!

Rozelle House is home to Scottish Artist Alexander Goudie’s magnificent series of paintings inspired by Robert Burns’ famous poem ‘Tam o’ Shanter’. This narrative cycle of 54 paintings was purchased by South Ayrshire Council with funding provided by the T.B. Hunter Charitable Trust, The Fraser Foundation and the Souter Foundation, and they are now part of our permanent collection. A selection of these works is on display at Rozelle House all year and you can see all 54 works in the video!


Buy Tam a Dram!

As you know Tam loved a dram! We would love you to buy Tam a Dram to help Tamfest grow, safe in the knowledge there will be no sore head waiting for Tam tomorrow morning!

Tamfest is run by a local charity for the benefit of the community and funding is crucial to our on-going success. The support helps us to deliver a festival that Ayr deserves and can be proud of. It means we can expand Tamfest while honouring Ayr’s long history with the apocryphal Tam o’ Shanter poem by Robert Burns. And as a thank you for your kind donation we will credit your name on our thank you page on the website!   

Please click to donate to our Paypal account.





Slàinte mhath! Cheers! Thank you for your support!


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Could this horse outrun Cutty Sark the witch from one of Robert Burns most famous poems Tam o' Shanter? We are pretty sure it could!

Only a few days to go! Ayr Racecourse have been great supporters of Tamfest and this Saturday they will host the QTS Ayr Gold Cup!

Please check their social media and website for updates.

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The dark angel of classical music Lucy Kay is looking forward to Virtual Tamfest!

Lucy who scored her first Number One, after her stunning debut album Fantasia shot straight to the top of the Classical Album Charts will be performing an exclusive spooky/halloween set for Virtual Tamfest on Sunday October 25th!

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Bobby Jess is a well known and popular Burnsian. A winner of several Burns recital competitions and performs regularly at Burns Suppers across the country!

In the build up to Virtual Tamfest we are delighted that Bobby has allowed us to share several of his performances!

Here is Bobby's great tribute to Robert Burns.
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Before Virtual Tamfest kicks off in October we have our final teaser workshops that are now live!!

*BAKE YOUR OWN TERRIFYINGLY TASTY BROWNIE

*CREATE YOUR OWN SPIDER DREAMCATCHER FOR VIRTUAL PROCESSION

*BALLOON MODELLING TUTORIAL

You can view the workshops under ACTIVITIES at WWW.TAMFEST.CO.UK and our YOUTUBE channel - VIRTUAL TAMFEST. The workshops will be kept up for the duration of the festival!

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