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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We have a fantastic line up to finish the year for Tam's Sunday Club on Sunday 26th December! Tam's Sunday Club showcases exclusive performances from a wide variety of artists and performers from Ayrshire, Scotland and Worldwide!* Laura (Waterfront Band) 7.00pmWaterfront Luxury Event & Party Band Laura is the lead singer of Waterfront,one of the UK's best event bands!Performing an exclusive solo set, this is not be missed by one of the best frontwomen in Scotland!*Dr Pauline Mackay 7.15pmDr Pauline Mackay, one of the world's leading experts on Robert Burns will giving a reading from her fantastic book - Burns For Every Day of The Year! She is also a lecturer in Robert Burns Studies at the University of Glasgow and Associate Director of the Centre for Robert Burns Studies!*Cameron Nixon 7.30pmCameron Nixon Cameron was a finalist in the BBC young traditional musician of the year 2020 competition! He was also one of the key performances in our film project this year for the festival. Expect a few Christmas songs by Cameron!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 l #poem #poetry ... See MoreSee Less
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1 day ago

We highly recommend this book! Dr Pauline Mackay the author, led the fantastic virtual event, Tam Beyond Reality - A Virtual Storytelling of Tam o' Shanter at Tamfest this year!An invigorating collection of Robert Burns to accompany you through the seasons. From spring's transient, blossoming beauty in 'Afton Water' to a celebration of everlasting love in summer's 'O My Luve's Like a Red, Red Rose'; from Tam o' Shanter's rowdy supernatural adventures in autumn to the simple conviviality of the 'Selkirk Grace' at wintry festivities . . . Robert Burns's words, both famous and lesser-known, mingle here in tribute to his unique literary output. With Burns for Every Day of the Year, Scotland's national bard will earn the place in your heart - and on your bedside table - that he so richly deserves!DR PAULINE MACKAY is Lecturer in Robert Burns Studies at the University of Glasgow. She has published widely in Burns studies and has carried out research at major Burns collections in the UK and abroad. She has worked closely with Burns Scotland (the Scottish National Burns Collection), national and international media, and Scotlands Winter Festivals to further knowledge of Burns: his life, works and phenomenal afterlife.#tamfest #virtualtamfest #Halloween #festival #virtual #scotland #ayr #robertburns #events #event #charity #virtualfestival l #poem #poetry ... See MoreSee Less
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2 days ago

Please welcome our final fantastic performer of the evening for Tam's Sunday Club! Alexandra Shrinivas SopranoAyrshire Soprano Alexandra has many notable performances which include recitals as part of the local Word Festival in 2010 and the St. Andrews Cathedral concert at noon series, in 2010 and 2011. Other performances include the 2011 Production of Carmen by the Aberdeen University Opera Society, Patience by the Aberdeen University Gilbert and Sullivan Society and The Fairy Queen by the Aberdeen University Baroque ensemble, playing the role of Night. Tamfest - working in partnership and sponsored by Destination South AyrshireSupported and funded by Event Scotland & Scottish Government ... See MoreSee Less
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