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Virtual Tamfest – For this year only Tamfest is going online and direct to your home!!

We’ve been closely monitoring this unprecedented situation and Government guidelines and it’s become clear that it just isn’t possible for the 2020 festival to go ahead. The health and safety of the Tamfest performers, suppliers, staff and audience is paramount and we have to put that first above all. This decision hasn’t been taken lightly and we are very disappointed, we extend our apologies to all of you.

HOWEVER, WE DO HAVE SOME GREAT NEWS FOR YOU…

We are delighted to announce Scottish wrestler and actor Grado for Virtual Tamfest!! Grado will be performing a hilarious version of Tam o’ Shanter that is not be missed!

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. More details to follow soon!

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.


Please welcome one of Scotland’s most loved actresses 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!

Details to follow very soon on Jane’s performance!


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 click to donate to our Paypal account.





Slàinte mhath! Cheers! Thank you for your support!


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We have great poetry performances coming up from the fantastic talent of Ayrshire for Virtual Tamfest!

Over the last few days we have been introducing them, next up is Jolyn Crawford!

Jolyn will be doing a unique performance poetry piece called "Maggies Tale" which is the Tam O' Shanter poem viewed from Tam's horse perspective! It is written in the style of Robert Ferguson who was Burns favourite poet.

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For Virtual Tamfest on Sunday October 25th we will be doing a special live stream event from The Gaiety in Ayr that you can watch from the safety and comfort of your home!

We are delighted to announce that founder and chair of Tamfest Meredith McCrindle who is also one of Scotland's top harpists and Jai McDowall (Britain's Got Talent Winner) will be performing an exclusive set together of Burns songs!

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How Grado spent lockdown answering 999 calls and now he's preparing for online festival Tamfest
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We have great poetry performances coming up from the fantastic talent of Ayrshire for Virtual Tamfest!

Over the last few days we have been introducing them, next up is Ken O' Hara!

Ken is a popular actor, musician and artist and has been a part of Tamfest from the very start appearing every year as the great man himself,Tam!

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