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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

Two days to go! We have a great line up for Tam's Sunday Club (On Tamfest Facebook) which showcases exclusive performances from a wide variety of artists and performers from Ayrshire, Scotland and Worldwide! *Graeme Thom 7.00pmGlasgow singer / songwriter, Graeme's first single "Gods of War" was released last summer and reached Number 2 on the Amazon download charts and 25 on the iTunes rock charts! His 2nd single "Spoff's Shore" has just been released and his debut album will be out later this year!You can check Graeme's singles out at Spotify and iTunes under GT*Graeme Johncock 7.15pm Scotland's Stories Popular Scottish travel blogger, writer and storyteller,Graeme will be reading a fascinating story from the legends and myths of Scotland's past!Graeme regularly writes for Hidden Scotland, Discover Scotland Magazine and Go World Travel!*Annaliese Broughton 7.30pm Annaliese, an award-winning poet, writer and performer living in Ayr will be reciting a original poem in her own unique style!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 #poet #poetry #writer #history #myths #legends #stories #singer #singersongwriter #acoustic #travel #blogger #travelwriter #stories #myths #legends #tales ... See MoreSee Less
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We can't wait to get back to this in October!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 #procession #parade ... See MoreSee Less
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2 days ago

If you missed " Nothing sums up our Bard like Tam O' Shanter! " You can still watch it! Link below!m.youtube.com/watch?v=_R8WBTAPeUoJoin acclaimed artist Lachlan Goudie as we celebrate Robert Burns birthdate as he delivers a powerful and emotional Tam o' Shanter! Also featuring the world famous Tam o' Shanter paintings by Lachlan's father, renowned artist Alexander Goudie. This is a unique version of Burns most epic of poems that is not to be missed!Tamfest - working in partnership and sponsored by Destination South Ayrshire Supported and funded by Event Scotland & Scottish Government All filming done by AMD Studios a fantastic multimedia company who specialise in digital professional photography, digital cinematography and video!#tamfest #virtualtamfest #halloween #festival #virtual #scotland #ayr #robertburns #events #event #charity #virtualfestival #poem #poetry #book #books #author #art #artist #youtube #art #artist ... See MoreSee Less
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