Programme Highlights 2014

David Hamilton

Date: Monday 1st September, 12 noon
Venue: Ayr Town Hall
Tickets: £2 on door

David Hamilton (St Mary’s Episcopal Church, Hamilton and University of Strathclyde) a regular in the popular series The Organist Entertains arranged by Fort, Seafield and Wallacetoun Community Council, will play the Lewis pipe organ in Ayr. 


Date: Wed 3rd September, 7.30pm
Ayr Central and High Street, Ayr
Tickets: £14 / £12 (conc)

Written and directed by Kelly Craig, Winchin is a wonderful tale of life in Ayrshire in the 1950’s telling the story of two young Ayr lassies, Annie and Lizzie – It is 1952, King George VI has just died and the nation awaits the forthcoming Coronation. Ayr is a hive of industry and a world of glamour and dreams await the younger generation in the town’s many Dance Halls and Picture Houses. Follow the girls as they come of age, get their first job in Gray’s Factory and fall in love. Winchin will bring back memories to those who lived through those heady days of post war freedom and humour abounds in this poignant tale of the best days of your life. A love story from the past that can be enjoyed by all generations.

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Folk Night

Date: Fri 5th September, 7.30pm
Venue: Market Inn, Ayr
Tickets: £5

Come one, come all to the Market Inn on Friday 5th September at 7.30pm, where UWS Folk with Graham Charlton will be hosting a night of music and song with some friends, featuring Legacy, Mike McDonald and Rosie Mapplebeck. You will also be able to take part yourselves as, included in the programme, is a short open mike segment in the middle of the evening.

Street Day

Date: Sat 6th September, 12noon - 2pm
Venue: Ayr Town Centre

On Saturday 6th, between 12pm and 2pm, Ayr Town Centre will come alive with fun, singing and lots of music! So get yourself down to High Street and have your shoes shined by some of the cast of Bugsy Malone, listen to Ayrshire’s very own Fiddle Orchestra and be amazed by Billy the Magician and Melika the Firedancer and it’s all free! Lots more entertainment... but beware of the giants!!!!

Silver Jubilee Doors Open Day Ayrshire

Date: Sat 6th / Sun 7th September
Venues throughout Ayrshire

Doors Open Day in Ayrshire is organised by volunteers from the Kyle & Carrick Civic Society, with help from other voluntary groups. Established in 1967, the Society campaigns to protect and improve the environment. It has a particular interest in the conservation of historic buildings, protection of open space, the improvement of public transport and the encouragement of continued residential use of town centres. Membership is open to all who support these aims. Celebrate this Silver Jubilee Doors Open Day Ayrshire proramme by visiting some of the 79 participating venues, 10 in Ayr; 10 new to the programme.
Leaflets with details of which properties are open and when are available from Tourist Information Centres and libraries throughout Ayrshire.

Bill Hutcheson

Date: Mon 8th September, 12 noon
Ayr Town Hall
Cost: £2

Bill Hutcheson (Clark Memorial Church, Largs) a regular in the popular series The Organist Entertains arranged by Fort, Seafield and Wallacetoun Community Council, will play the Lewis pipe organ in Ayr.


Ayr Film Festival

The Bridge Rising

Date: Wed 10th September, 7.30pm
Ayr Town Hall
Cost: £5

Scottish Islanders take on the government, big industry and the Bank of America and win!
After The Bridge Rising there will be a
Q & A session with Andy Anderson one of the lead campaigners (imprisoned for refusing to pay the tolls) and the films producer Louise Scott.

Much Ado About Nothing

Date: Thurs 11th September, 7.30pm
Ayr Town Hall
Cost: £5

A modern retelling of Shakespeare’s classic comedy about two pairs of lovers with different takes on romance and a way with words.

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Date: Fri 12th September, 7.30pm
Ayr Town Hall
Cost: £5

The adventures of Gustave H, A legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars.

Andrew Caskie

Date: Mon 15th September, 12 noon
Venue: Ayr Town Hall
Tickets: £2

Andrew Caskie, Director of Music at Palmerston Place Church, Edinburgh, is to play the Lewis pipe organ in Ayr Town Hall at 12 noon in the popular series The Organist Entertains arranged by Fort, Seafield and Wallacetoun Community Council.

Robert Sharpe

Date: Wed 17th September, 7.30pm
Venue: St Columba Parish Church, Midton Road,

Robert has been Director of Music at York Minster since September 2008. His work centres around the daily choral tradition of York Minster with its two treble lines of boys and girls, and the famous Minster organ.  In addition he performs frequently as an organ soloist, having played in many parts of Europe and the USA.  Recordings on the Truro Cathedral organ include Volume X of the Great Cathedral Organs series, and the complete organ music of Paul Spicer – Fanfares and Dances; both are on the Regent label. He has made numerous recordings with Truro Cathedral choir and York Minster choir, which have all received critical acclaim.

Tragedy - The Last Fish Supper

Date: Thur 18th and Fri 19th September, 7.30pm
Venue: Ayr Town Hall
Tickets: £10

Written by Kelly Craig they are back!!! and this time it’s a Funeral!!
The anticipated sequel to sell-out show “Boschemian Rhapsody”, audience members are thrown back into the chaotic world of the Mullen’s and the Sharkey’s, as these two feuding tribes come together for the funeral of the Sharkey’s prodigal son Lenny; scores are settled, truths are exposed and colourful new characters are introduced!!! Come along and get involved in the madness!!!


Donnie Munro

Date: Sat 20th September, 7.30pm
Venue: Ayr Town Hall
Tickets: £20

Former Runrig frontman Donnie Munro returns to the Ayr Town Hall on Saturday 20th September with his band for what is sure to be a special evening of music. For 23 years Munro was frontman of the all-conquering Runrig.
He launched his first solo album On The West Side in 1999 which was followed in 2000 by a live album which was partly recorded at the Gaiety Theatre in Ayr. His 2006 CD Heart of America won the Scottish Trad Music CD of the Year Award. Munro has enjoyed considerable success as a solo artist and writer.
Munro completed earlier this year a successful 12-date tour of Germany, during which time he recorded a live acoustic album which he hopes to release in late autumn. Munro also completed a highly successful series of UK acoustic shows in 2013, a sell-out Danish tour and his reunion appearance with Runrig, in front of 13,000 fans, in August 2013, for the band’s 40th anniversary concert.
“I’ve carried over some songs from the early part of my Runrig career – some that have not been heard even by the band themselves for a very long time. The set I will perform at Septembayr will have a range of material from my travels and which relate in a particular way to my life and the area where I grew up.”
Tickets £20 at


Superhero Adventure

Date: Mon 22nd September, 2pm
Venue: Ayr Town Hall Chambers
Tickets: £5

Come along and be a superhero for the day!!! Join us on an exciting superhero adventure as we go on a mission to defeat the bad guys. All your favourite superheroes join together at this event, where they will take you on a mystical journey. Suitable for both boys and girls.

Sunshine on Leith

Date: Thirs 25th September, 7.30pm
Venue: Ayr Town Hall
Tickets: £5

Ayr Film Society screen Sunshine On Leith. This vibrant adaptation of the acclaimed stage musical, inspired by The Proclaimers’ charttopping album, features a fantastic cast and rousing songs.  

Readers Day

Date: Sun 28th September, 10.30am - 4pm
Venue: Carnegie Library, Ayr
Tickets: £15 full day, £7.50 half day

Featuring guest speakers Catherine Czerkawska, Alex McCall, Michael J. Malone and Uuganaa Ramsay
10.30am    Registration & Coffee
10.45am    Catherine Czerkawska
11.30am    Alex McCall
12.30pm    Lunch - Competitions
1.15pm    Afternoon registration
1.30pm    Michael J. Malone
2.30pm    Uuganaa Ramsay
3.30pm    Cream Teas & Competitions
4.00pm    Finish & Prizes
Carnegie Library, 12 Main Street, Ayr, KA8 8EB Tel 01292 286385

Calum Robertson

Date: Mon 29th September, 12 noon
Venue: Ayr Town Hall
Tickets: £2

Calum Robertson, Assistant Organist at Old St Paul’s Episcopal Church, Edinburgh will play the Lewis pipe organ in Ayr Town Hall at 12 noon in the popular series The Organist Entertains arranged by Fort, Seafield and Wallacetoun.