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Tamfest Summer Update

The summer is here and we have a busy month ahead for Tamfest! On the first weekend in July, we had several of our Virtual Tamfest performances 2020 handpicked to take part in the Camperdown Festival in Victoria, Australia. We couldn’t be more delighted to be part of this incredible international Burns event!

Tickets are available now on Eventbrite for a unique Tamfest event and it’s completely FREE! One of the virtual highlights of Tamfest in October will be Tam Beyond Reality – A virtual storytelling of Tam o’Shanter! Ever wondered how marvelous it would be to drop into Burns’ most epic poem and see parts of the story unfold? Or how about travel back in time to Alloway Kirk in the 18th Century on a strange haunted night similar to the one encountered by Tam o’ Shanter himself? Well a Tamfest, now you can thanks to a new virtual reality education platform edify developed through a partnership with the University of Glasgow!

Tamfest Updates

We are also delighted to announce that we have some new partners on board to support this year’s Tamfest. We welcome Launch back as our amazing marketing team; along with Marjorie Calder from Ocean Blue PR. We are also working on something very exciting behind the scenes with the incredible, AMD Studios. So make sure you stay tuned for updates.

Tam’s Youth Club

The Young Tam Friday Club is back this July with a mix of amazing performers. This month’s Sunday Club will be held on the 23rd July on Tamfest Facebook at 7pm. We have another great line up for you!

7:00PM Blair Gilmour. At only 14 years of age, Blair got through to the semi-finals of The Voice Kids TV show and stunned judges Danny Jones, Paloma Faith, Pixie Lott and Will.i.am with his singing, guitar-playing and drumming skills!

7:15PM DA Dance is a fantastic young dance academy from right here in Ayr. The Dance Arena offer a wide range of dancing styles and we can’t wait to see what they have in store for us!

7:30PM Sasha Kaloheris is a rising singer/songwriter from Glasgow. Her impressive talent is making waves in the young music world.

Tam’s Sunday Club

Tune in on the 25th July for our Tam’s Sunday Club! Turn it up this month and get your Tam on.

7:00PM Robbie Dale, from Ayrshire, is a session guitarist for the BBC and STV. He has performed on many TV shows including Hogmanay Specials, Songs of Praise, Shindig, Good Morning TV and he also is a regular member of the BBC Orchestra.

7:15PM George Cameron, a Tamfest favourite and popular Ayrshire poet. George’s performance always exceed expectations

7:30PM Take Note is a very special trio of voices, flowing guitar and a drumbeat! Take Note from Ayrshire have a Scottish/ Burns inspired set in store.

Stay in Touch

As Tamfest enters its 7th year we can’t thank you enough for your support! Remember to like and share any content you enjoy and write us. We’d love to hear from you. Please keep an eye on our social media for updates and fun posts related to Tamfest!

Yours truly,
Meredith (Tamfest Chair)

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Tamfest May Update

April has been a busy and productive month here at Tamfest! The team have been working hard behind the scenes to bring you high impact and unique events in October 2021. We look forward to letting you know about these soon! The greatest news however, is our continued partnership with the South Ayrshire Council. This was confirmed at the end of April for the 7th year in a row and we are so grateful for their support to help Tamfest grow worldwide. Since 2015 the South Ayrshire Council have given Tamfest key resources in order to make our festival develop into the largest in Scotland, dedicated to a fictional character, our hero, Tam o’ Shanter! April’s Tam’s Sunday Club was a great success, with fantastic performances from Lachlan Goudie, Elsa McTaggart & Jamie Mcgeechan. With a combined viewing in the first week of over 7,000 views! Tamfest 

In addition, we have had some great features from Ayrshire Magazine and Ayr Advertiser and thank them both for their continued support. Please check these out on their social media accounts and websites. As mentioned last month, due to the success of Tam’s Sunday Club we are delighted to be starting Young Tam Friday Club on May 21st which will showcase the talent of young performers from Ayrshire, Scotland and worldwide! Young Tam Friday Club will happen every second month and please keep checking our social media for updates on the event and line ups. Stay tuned! 

Camperdown

We will be involved in the Camperdown Robert Burns/ Scottish Festival in New South Wales, Australia that is taking place in July. Tamfest now has a worldwide audience and it is fantastic to be involved in this great festival. More details to follow soon! If you go to our events page on Tamfest Facebook, you will find details on all our activities and events coming up and the events page is updated regularly. We also have some new projects to let you know about soon! We hope you all have a great May ahead and as always we can’t thank you enough for your continued support and enthusiasm for Tamfest! 

Tam’s Sunday Club

This month’s Sunday Club will be held on the 23rd May on Tamfest Facebook at 7pm. We have another great line up for you!

7:00 PM Nicola Cassells is a popular Ayrshire Soprano and has performed at many prestigious events all over the world! After her appearance of the UK’s hit show, The Voice, Nicola was dubbed the girl with the ‘golden voice’.

7:15PM Scott Nicol is a well known singer/songwriter on the Ayrshire circuit and also runs Possibility Screams which showcases the rich talent of young Ayrshire musicians!

7:30PM Debi Ronain is the lead singer for The Ronains and will be performing an exclusive solo set! Hailed as one of Scotland’s most powerful bands, The Ronains have sold out shows throughout the UK, performing all over the USA and supporting many great acts such as Jake Bugg , Gerry Cinnamon and The Coral! 

Stay in Touch

As Tamfest enters it’s 7th year we can’t thank you enough for your support! Remember to like and share any content you enjoy and write to us. We’d love to hear from you. Please keep an eye on our social media for updates and fun posts related to Tamfest!

Yours truly,

Meredith (Tamfest Chair) Tamfest