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Tamfest returns for its seventh year in October 2021

There sat auld Nick, in shape o’beast;
A towzie tyke, black, grim and large
To gie them music was his charge

Join us in October for a month of Halloween and Heritage!
We have everything from hauntings, legends, folklore and the macabre in store for you!

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Help to keep the stories, music and performances alive, by donating to Tamfest.

Thee Like a Herrin by Alexander Goudie

Tam o’ Shanter, A Tale Told In Pictures

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

Tam’s Sunday Club

Features the rich talent of Ayrshire and Scotland on the last Sunday of every month on Tamfest Facebook.


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Tomorrow!Tam's Sunday Club on Tamfest Facebook!*SAM MACADAM 7.00PMSam is a very in demand Harpist at events and graduated with first class honours from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. She will be performing an exclusive set at Tam's Sunday Club! *PAUL MOONEY 7.15PMRising singer / songwriter Paul Mooney from Ayrshire!*TONY BONNING 7.30PMTony is the the author of Folktales of Ayrshire and Folktales of Dumfries and Galloway. He will be giving a storytelling performance from one of his books. The tale of Adam Forrester and the Circle of Steel and is the story Robert Burns based Tam o' Shanter on!Tony Bonning was born into a Scots-speaking, Carrick farming family in 1948. He has written several best-selling books and is a noted storyteller and musician. In his persona as Aiken Drum he has performed thousands of shows for children. Tony is the founder of the Galloway Children’s Festival, the Play-it-by-Ear music groups and co-founder of the poetry magazine, Markings. In 2002 he was part of the group that established the popular Wickerman Festival!You can purchase Tony's books from Carn Publishing. A small specialist publisher based in the Ayrshire countryside. Carn Publishing Tam's Sunday Club showcases exclusive performances from a wide variety of artists and performers from Ayrshire and Scotland!Tamfest - working in partnership and sponsored by Destination South Ayrshire Supported and funded by Event Scotland & Scottish Government #tamfest #virtualtamfest #halloween #festival #virtual #scotland #events #charity #virtualfestival #harp #harpist #musician #sing #singer #songs #songwriter #singersongwriter #music #sundayclub #books #bookreading #storytelling #stories #tales #folklore #myths #tales #folktales #author #book ... See MoreSee Less
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Our YouTube channel has just been updated today!Please subscribe to our YouTube Channel - Tamfest where we have over 120 videos and updated monthly!If you go to our playlist section we have-* Our film project and all virtual performances from previous Tamfests *Highlights, teaser clips, special performances and promo clips from previous Tamfests*All performances from monthly Tam's Sunday Club events#virtualtamfest #tamfest #festival #festivals #event #events #robertburns #ayr #scotland #music #virtual #virtualfestival #halloween #youtubeTamfest - working in partnership and sponsored by Destination South Ayrshire Supported and funded by Event Scotland & Scottish Government ... See MoreSee Less
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Throwback! Tamfest 2017Tamfest - working in partnership and sponsored by Destination South Ayrshire Supported and funded by Event Scotland & Scottish Government Photo by Kerrin Carr Photography #tamfest #virtualtamfest #halloween #festival #virtual #scotland #ayr #robertburns #events #event #charity #festivals #streetfestival #october #spooky #creepy #stiltwalkers #procession #processionleader ... See MoreSee Less
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