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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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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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15 hours ago

We have an exciting site visit on Thursday at the world famous Tam o' Shanter Inn in Ayr with The Scottish Ghost Company to plan for our ghost hunting event coming up in October! The Tam O'Shanter Inn Robert Burns is said to have visited the Tam o' Shanter Inn in Ayr and the pub is also famous for being haunted! So much so that on one occasion they were approached by Edinburgh University’s paranormal department who wanted to stay in the pub over night! Would you like to find out for yourself if the pub is Haunted! We are planning something special for Tamfest in October with The Scottish Ghost Company and the Tam o' Shanter Inn and we are sure to get things going 'bump in the night' at the festival!Please keep an eye on our social media for more details!The Scottish Ghost Company is the leading ghost events company in Scotland. With over 80 years of experience in their field and boasting some the UKs best known names in the business!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 #ghosts #ghosthunting #paranormal #paranormalinvestigations #ghost #spooky #creepy #haunted #pub #tamoshanterinn ... See MoreSee Less
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1 day ago

We have a great line up for Tam's Sunday Club on the 31st July! (on Tamfest Facebook)*DR AARON MULLINSAaron Mullins Author www aaronmullins.conDr Aaron Mullins is an award-winning psychologist and bestselling author. Originally from Wick in the Highlands, he spent 21 years south of the border, before moving to Ayrshire in 2020.Aaron has published three bestselling Scottish books and been featured in Ayrshire Magazine, with newspapers across Scotland describing him as one of Scotland's most popular up-and-coming authors.As a supporter of Ayrshire stories, Aaron was part of the opening showcase of the 2021 Tidelines Book Festival in Irvine and recently gave an entertaining talk about Scottish tales at Troon Library Readers Day, as part of Scotland’s Year of Stories 2022. Tune in to this month's Tam's Sunday Club, where he will be bringing a famous Scottish legend to life.*JACK SOUTERPopular singer/songwriter from Ayr!*ALISTAIR BROWNAlistair Brown - Ayrshire Bagpiper Popular Ayr professional piper who has performed at many big events all over the country! 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 #author #books #stories #singersongwriter #singer #songwriter #bagpipers #bagpipes #piper #ayr #ayrshire ... See MoreSee Less
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2 days ago

As October is the month of Tamfest, we have a special Tam's Sunday Club for you on the 30th October! (On Tamfest Facebook)We are delighted to announce Jai McDowall & The Laurettes ! (One more act tbc soon)*JAI MCDOWALL - Jai won the fifth season of Britain’s Got Talent, capturing the hearts of a nation with his powerhouse vocals, natural charm, and versatile song interpretations. Jai has toured the UK many times performing to sell out crowds singing the greatest hits from the West End and Broadway and has performed many solo shows In Glasgow’s Wild Caberet and London’s ‘Live at Zedel’ in Piccadilly Circus.Jai is also a patron of Tamfest!*THE LAURETTE'S - A dynamic duo with a style ranging from country, folk, 90's rave and pop!With recent singles making it to number 1 in the Amazon folk charts and Amazon hottest releases charts and performing to over 65,000 at Murrayfield Stadium at the Rugby Six Nations last year, this is a set not to miss!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 #britainsgottalent #jaimcdowall #thelaurettes #popmusic #countrymusic #dancemusic #folkmusic #virtualevent #music ... See MoreSee Less
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