Programme Highlights 2013
The Tannahill Weavers
Date: Sat 7th September, 7.30pm
Date: Sat 7th September, 12pm-2pm
Fun filled afternoon of music, magic, singing and dancing in the street!
Ayrshire Doors Open Day
Date: Saturday 7th / Sunday 8th September
Doors Open Day in Ayrshire is organised by volunteers from the Kyle & Carrick Civic Society, with help from other voluntary groups.
There are 78 participating venues (12 in Ayr); 21 new to the programme, including a cluster of seven energy saving homes where visitors can discuss renewable technologies.
Film School Weekend
Date: Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th September
Come along and be a movie star!!
Date: Tues 10th September, 7.30pm
Ernst Wally, organist of St Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna since 2010, is giving an organ recital in St Columba Parish Church, Midton Road, Ayr on Tuesday 10 September, at 7.30 pm, as part of the Septembayr Festival. He will play works by Bach, Haydn, Mendelssohn and Vierne on the chancel organ and on the newly installed mobile chamber organ. Ernst Wally is making his British debut here in Ayr.
The Eye Of The Storm
Date: Thurs 12th September, 7.30pm
The film was released in the UK on 3rd May 2013 and is currently only being made available to private and arthouse venues throughout the UK. To date the only Scottish screenings have been in Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Inverness, Aberfeldy and GFT so this is a first for Ayr and for Ayr Film Society.
Date: Thursday 12th - Saturday 14th September, 7.30pm
You decide who’s Guilty!!! Enemies collide, lovers meet, identities traded and secrets uncovered. Denial, betrayal and DNA tests tear friendships apart…
Writer of “Winchin” Kelly Craig brings you an Interactive Courtroom Comedy Drama based on the TV series “The Scheme.”
Date: Sun 15th September, 10.30am - 4pm
Moira McPartlin is a Scot with Irish roots. Although born in the Scottish Borders, she was brought up in a Fife mining village. She has been writing short stories, articles and poetry for a number of years. Her debut novel The Incomers was published by Fledging Press in April 2012.
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An Evening of Popular Classics
Date: Tues 24th September, 7.30pm
An Evening of Popular Classics, featuring the multi talented musician, conductor, arranger and singer Gordon Cree, concert pianist Jim Armour and percussionist and Loudon Academy Young Musician of the Year David Kerr who is now studying at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.
September in the Rain
Date: Thurs 26th September, 7.30pm
September in the rain is about the life of a Yorkshire couple Jack and Liz and their annual holiday to Blackpool, a ritual they have undertaken for forty years. Blackpool is in its heyday with Donkey rides, talent contests, saucy postcards, stripey deckchairs, rolled up trousers and knotted hankies. This play is based on John Godber’s own recollections and those of his parents and grandparents. Godber has managed to interweave this play into an affectionate, wry, humourous and occasionally moving story of Northern Life. We follow Jack and Liz as they dip in and out of time recalling their first holiday as newlyweds, to this one as stooped OAPs. They share memories, tears and disappointments, fish and chips, and wet and windy promenade walks in September.
Date: Fri 27th September, 7.30pm
Three of the best local bands will rock the Town Hall as part of the Septembayr Festival: Stone Pony, The Penetrations, The Train Wreckers - A great night of Rock and Blues.
Stone Pony have played extensively throughout Central Scotland and gained a massive and loyal following, from the West to East coasts and going from strength to strength.
The band plays a mix of classic tunes including numbers from such greats as ZZ Topp, Rory Gallagher, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Allman Brothers Band, Molly Hatchett, the North Mississippi Allstars, the Black Keys and many more. A mix of original tunes and blues standards rounds out the set and always guarantees to get the crowd up for a boogie.
Appearances at the Thornhill Blues Festival 2011, the Arbroath Bellrock blues festival 2012 and headlining shows like the Albawest Custom and Classic bike show 2012 have left old and new fans boogie'ing in the aisles and begging for more.
The Train Wreckers -
Bad Mad Leroy Scott and Gattlin’ Gun Forman were two of the meanest, fastest guns in the Wild West. They rode with the James-Younger gang, stole a train in Virginia in 1874 and wrecked it on their way East. Well the story goes that they died in the wreck but were reincarnated as "Footstompin' Leroy Scott" and "Gattlin' Axe Forman" - with guitars instead of guns - and became the tightest, fastest country-rock band in the US with their mystery train rollin’ from state to state. They hooked up with Towerin’ Memphis Stax in Chicago in the 1950’s who showed them rock & roll, swing and jive and the trio got joints jumpin’ all over the country. Then they looked up Surfin’ Dude Younger from California in the 1960’s (a relative of their good friend Cole Younger) who taught them how to surf and rock. The Train Wreckers created their own musical genre - Unlimited Surfin’ Swingin’ Rock’n’country-roll (“USSR”). The Beatles even wrote a song about it!
The mystery train keeps rollin’ and the Train Wreckers are on it. Appearing Live in your town for one night only – bringin’ a fist full of rootsy rockin’ tunes and swingin’ jungle grooves from the 50’s to the 70’s….. and much more!
Date: Sat 28th September, 7.30pm
Innovation is the exciting fiddle group from Ayrshire, made up from top senior and former players of the renowned Ayrshire Fiddle Orchestra. Specialising in contemporary arrangements of Celtic Music from around the world, the group has in its repertoire music from North America, Spain, Finland, Germany, Ireland as well as its native Scotland. Directed by one of Scotland’s best known fiddlers, Alistair McCulloch, the group has a line up that consists of fiddles, cellos, bass guitar, drums, accordion, whistle, pipes and accoustic guitars. Rave reviews for its breathtaking, energetic performances follow every performance. Following a whirlwind tour of the Highlands earlier in September, Innovation looks forward to bringing their highly distinctive music to The Gaiety.