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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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Buy Tam a Dram

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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We have 3 amazing fire performers at Tamfest on Sunday October 30th! You can catch them at Wallace Tower on Ayr High Street!Mia Meow, Louise Labreche and Scarlett Embers are all some of Scotland's leading fire performers and they will be dazzling us with their fire skills!Mia Meow & Louise Labreche photos by @rayrazmaTamfest - working in partnership and sponsored by Destination South Ayrshire Supported and funded by Event Scotland & Scottish Government #tamfest #virtualtamfest #halloween #festival #virtual #scotland #ayr #robertburns #events #event #charity #virtualfestival #fire #fireperformer #firebreather #streetfestival ... See MoreSee Less
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Tam's Sunday Club! This Sunday on Tamfest Facebook! TONY BONNING 7.30PMTony from Ayrshire 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 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 #ayr #robertburns #events #event #charity #virtualfestival #books #bookreading #storytelling #stories #tales #folklore #myths #tales #music #musician #scottish #club #sundayclub #folktales #author #book ... See MoreSee Less
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Tam's SundayClub! This Sunday on Tamfest Facebook! PAUL MOONEY 7.15PMRising singer / songwriter from Ayrshire!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 #ayr #robertburns #events #event #charity #sing #singer #songs #songwriter #singersongwriter #music #musician #scottish #club #sundayclub ... See MoreSee Less
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