Virtual Tamfest

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!   

Please donate to our Paypal account using the button below.





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!


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Scottish Wrestler and TV/Radio personality Grado performing Tam o' Shanter at Virtual Tamfest!

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Burns Fun Facts!

Robert Burns work has appeared in hundreds of films and television programmes, including It’s a Wonderful Life, When Harry met Sally and Sex and the City!

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FBF!

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Jolyn Crawford is a popular Ayrshire poet and performer who has performed at Tamfest several times over the years!

Jolyn wrote "10 wee witches" which is a fun and lighthearted song in the spirit of Tam o' Shanter and she wrote it specifically with Tamfest in mind!

Written to the tune of “ 10 green bottles" and easy for children to sing along too!

10 wee witches chasing tam and meg;
10 wee witches wanting to be fed;
When 1 wee witchie ;
Slipped in; blood shed;
That left 9 wee witches chasing tam and meg.

9 wee witches chasing tam and meg;
9 wee witches wanting to be fed;
When 1 wee witchie , she stopped to eat an egg;
That left 8 wee witches, chasing tam and meg.

8 wee witches chasing tam and meg;
8 wee witches wanting to be fed;
When 1 wee witchie
Fun a bit o garlic bread;
That left 7 wee witches , chasing tam and meg.

7 wee witches chasing tam and meg;
7 wee witches wanting to be fed;
When 1 wee witchy
Her tea, hame, she sped;
That left 6 wee witches chasing tam and meg;

6 wee witches chasing tam and meg;
6 wee witches wanting tae be fed;
When 1 wee witchie, she fell and banged her head;
She started greeting;
Her nose fell aff n bled;
That left 5 wee witches chasing tam and meg.

5 wee witches chasing tam and meg;
5 wee witches wanting tae be fed;
When 1 wee witchie;
A zombie she wed;
Anither wee witchie;
Got awfy feart, n fled;
That left 3 wee witches chasing tam and meg.

3 wee witches chasing tam and meg;
3 wee witches wanting tae be fed;
When 1 wee witchie;
The bible she read;
Anither wee witchie;
Drapped deid fu o dread;
That left 1 wee witchie
It was nannie tae be said.

1 wee witchie chasing tam and meg;
1 wee witchie wanting tae be fed;
When that wee witchie
She tried to get ahead;
She poo’d megs tail aff;
Got covered blood red;
And aww wee witches, canny cross water tread;
That left nae wee witches,
Chasing tam and meg.

Nae wee witches chasing tam and meg,
Nae wee witches wanting tae be fed;
So tam and meg;
Fae brigadoon they fled;
As tam and meg, were fair astonished;
As tam and meg,
We’re bloody cut and shred;
So tam and meg were awfy glad to get to bed,
Tam and meg were awfy glad to get to bed;
Tam and meg were awfy glad to get to be
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Popular Ayrshire performer Aimee Penman had a great set at the Virtual Tamfest live stream set last month!

Here we have Aimee from one of her own previous live streams performing Robert Burns- The Deil's Awa' Wi' The' Exciseman!

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