Tam’s Sunday Club
At Tamfest Facebook on the last Sunday of every month, we have Tam’s Sunday Club which features 3 virtual performances from a wide variety of Ayrshire & Scottish performers! For the January Sunday Club, we had a performance by Ayrshire poet Tracy Harvey. The poem is now the most viewed video in Tamfest history with over 100,000 views!
The poem called “Betty Through The Waa” is about what it means to have a good neighbour!
“This poem was inspired by my neighbour Rena Ruggeri who lived “throu the waa” from me when my daughter and I lived in Auchinleck for years. Everybody needs a “Betty” next door, and, hopefully we’ll all become Betty’s someday”Tracy Harvey
For this year only Tamfest is going online and direct to your home!!
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.
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.
Grado and Jane McCarry
We were delighted to announce Scottish wrestler and actor Grado for Virtual Tamfest!! Grado performed a hilarious version of Tam o’ Shanter that is not be missed!
We also welcomed Scotland’s most loved actress 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!
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!
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Slàinte mhath! Cheers! Thank you for your support!
Tamfest is inspired by the 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!