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March

THE STRANGLERS
The Palace & Grand Hall Complex, Kilmarnock

THE STRANGLERS

The Stranglers emerged via the punk rock scene, scoring some 23 UK top 40 singles and 17 UK top 40 albums to date, in a career spanning four decades. They are one of the longest surviving and most "continuously successful" bands to have come out of this movement. The group went on to explore a variety of musical styles, from new wave, art rock and gothic rock through the sophisticated pop of some of their 1980s output.

They had major mainstream success with their single Golden Brown. Other hits include No More Heroes, Peaches, Always the Sun and Skin Deep. STANDING ONLY. Tickets also available from Ticketmaster.

Tickets: £23.50 (plus £1 booking fee)

01563 554900 www.eastayrshireleisure.com
Friday 27th March 2015 7pm

 BRASS AT THE BARD’S        

Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, Alloway, Ayr

BRASS AT THE BARD’S        

Enjoy our annual junior brass band competition!

Bands from across Ayrshire and Scotland will entertain you with their extraordinary musical talent.

  www.burnsmuseum.org.uk
Saturday 28th March 2015 10am - 4pm

MAGIC OF THE BEE GEES
Gaiety Theatre, Ayr

MAGIC OF THE BEE GEES

This fabulously authentic live concert tribute show ensures the Gibb brothers’ incredible legacy of classic hit songs is well and truly stayin’ alive!

Enjoy this celebration of all the Bee Gees’ million-selling hits drawn from three chart-topping decades: Sixties – ‘Massachusetts’, ‘Words’ and ‘I’ve Gotta Get a Message to You’; Seventies – all the trio’s songs from Saturday Night Fever including ‘Stayin’ Alive’, ‘How Deep is Your Love’ and ‘Night Fever’; Eighties – ‘You Win Again’. . . and everything in between. Relive platinum-selling hits written by Barry, Maurice and Robin for other million-selling artists – ‘Woman in Love’, ‘Chain Reaction’, ‘Guilty’, ‘Heartbreaker’, ‘Grease’, ‘If I Can’t Have You’ and ‘Islands in the Stream’ all performed Bee Gees style. It’ll be a great evening.

Tickets: £19.50 / £18.50 (conc)

01292 288235 www.ayrgaiety.co.uk
Sunday 29th March 2015 7.30pm

AYR CHORAL UNION SPRING CONCERT
Ayr Town Hall 

AYR CHORAL UNION SPRING CONCERT

Concert featuring JS Bach's St Matthew Passion with Ayr Choral Union, the City of Glasgow Symphony Orchestra, and Soloists Wilma MacDougall (Soprano), Linda Finnie (Alto), Jeremy Budd (Tenor) and Andrew McTaggart(Bass) 

Ticket costs: £10 and £14 

01292 316008  www.ayrchoralunion.net 
Sunday 29th March 2015 7.30pm

April

DOMINIC KIRWAN & MARY DUFF
Gaiety Theatre, Ayr

DOMINIC KIRWAN & MARY DUFF

This Easter weekend at The Gaiety sees two of Ireland’s finest and best loved entertainers take to the stage together. Dominic Kirwan and Mary Duff – together in concert! Dominic Kirwan brings his own inimitable style to the vast and rich musical heritage of his homeland in this brand new show.

Joining Dominic for the evening of fabulous live music and entertainment is internationally renowned songstress Mary Duff, as the pair join forces to showcase their outstanding vocal range live on stage! A fabulous occasion, sure to be a hit, not only with their loyal fans but with lovers of music everywhere. So come and join Dominic and Mary for an Easter Weekend you won’t forget! – Book early!!  

Tickets: £20.

01292 288235 www.ayrgaiety.co.uk
Friday 3rd & Saturday 4th April 2015 7.30pm

ROSE-MARIE
Gaiety Theatre, Ayr

ROSE-MARIE

Rose-Marie may be just 5 foot 3 inches tall but, put her on a stage with her high-octane voice and zany sense of humour, and she has the audience eating out of her hand! She’s been hailed as The Irish Bette Midler and is sometimes so reluctant to leave the stage that she goes back on with a broom to sweep up as the audience are leaving so as to get an extra laugh! Singer, television personality, actress and radio presenter from Northern Ireland, performs live at the Ayr Gaiety Theatre following her recent successful tour of the USA.

With current record sales of over 15 million records, all 20 of her album releases going to gold or platinum status and platinum success with her most recent releases ‘Songs from my Mother’, ‘Songs from the Blitz’ & ‘My Big Fat Gypsy Songbook’, Rose-Marie also has a new album ready for imminent release. Come and join her for a great night of laughter and song, or even just for the craic!

Tickets: £18.00

01292 288235 www.ayrgaiety.co.uk
Thursday 9th April 2015 7.30pm

ROY ORBISON AND FRIENDS WITH BARRY STEELE
Gaiety Theatre, Ayr

ROY ORBISON AND FRIENDS WITH BARRY STEELE

If you love great music, then this is the show for you as Barry Steele presents his award winning, critically acclaimed  theatrical Concert ‘Roy Orbison and Friends.’   Using both original and film footage from the era, and backed by his fabulous band, Barry Steele will take you through a journey in time as he brings the character of Roy Orbison back to the centre stage, where it truly belongs.

Add to the mix special star guests celebrating the musical legacy of Elvis Presley and Jerry Lee Lewis, you have yourself a spectacular fusion of good old “Rock n Roll” and contemporary musical genius all on one stage.

Tickets: £19.50

01292 288235 www.ayrgaiety.co.uk
Friday 10th April 2015 7.30pm

SUMMER DREAMING 50'S TRIBUTE
Carlton Hotel, Prestwick

SUMMER DREAMING 50'S TRIBUTE

Enjoy a delicious 3 course meal and entertainment by Summer Dreaming 50's Tribute.

Cost: £27.50 per person

Overnight Accommodation Available. For more information or to book, call 01292 476811

01292 476811 www.ayrgaiety.co.uk
Saturday 11th April 2015 6.30pm for 7.30pm

TOMMY TRUESDALE AND THE SUNDOWNERS
Harbour Arts Centre, Irvine

TOMMY TRUESDALE AND THE SUNDOWNERS

One of Scotland's renowned and the legendary bands fronted by Irvine Beat FM DJ Tommy Truesdale returns to the HAC with a wide range of Rock & Roll, 60's, 70''s pop and country music.

The accomplished singer and his band will cover a wide range of golden oldies in their repertoire including songs by Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Kenny Rogers, Roy Orbison and many more taking you down memory lane with a spring in your step.

Join them for an evening of nostalgia not to be missed. Tickets: £8/£6 conc.

01294 274059  
Saturday 11th April 2015 7.30pm

CLUB AMERICANA - DUBL HANDI
Harbour Arts Centre, Irvine

CLUB AMERICANA - DUBL HANDI

You won't encounter a better delivery of the American old-time string band style than comes from this upbeat trio who first took New York by storm…and still have their base and an impressive following there. This is the resident band at the legendary Jalopy Theatre – The Coen Brothers' favourite haunt - in Brooklyn, which featured in top New York entertainments magazine, Village Voice's Best of 2014 list.

The UK got its first introduction to the percussive and multi-instrumentalist genius of Brian Geltner when he toured here with The Wiyos, and we were introduced to the claw hammer banjo flair and voice of talented sidekick Hilary Hawke when Dubl Handi released their great album, Up like the Clouds, to widespread acclaim. Completing the line up on guitar and vocals is stylish finger-picker Jonathan LaDeau

Tickets: £12/£10conc.

01294 274059  
Sunday 12th April 2015 7.30pm

MIKE DENVER
The Palace & Grand Hall Complex, Kilmarnock

MIKE DENVER

For over ten years Mike Denver has been at the forefront of Irish music, drawing huge crowds with his fast moving and exciting show of country, Irish, and popular songs. His first big hit was "The Galway Boy" and last year he had a huge hit with "Tommy Kay the DJ". This song gets into the heads of people, who once they start singing it, just can't stop. Guest star on the show is Caitlin, a lovely young lady who has made many fans in Scotland with her TV appearances on "Hot Country" singing songs like "Flower of Scotland", "Heaven Won't Be Heaven", and "The Connemara Marble Ring". Mike Denver and his superb five man put on brilliant show that will leave you wanting to see it again and again so don't miss this opportunity to see Ireland's very best.

*For online bookings and card payments at Box Office, there will be a small transaction fee of £1

.Tickets £18.

01563 554900 www.eastayrshireleisure.com
Wednesday 22nd April 2015 7.30pm

THEM BEATLES
Carlton Hotel, Prestwick

THEM BEATLES

Enjoy a delicious 3 course meal and entertainment by Summer Dreaming 50's Tribute.

Cost: £27.50 per person

Overnight Accommodation Available. For more information or to book, call 01292 476811

01292 476811 www.ayrgaiety.co.uk
Saturday 25th April 2015 6.30pm for 7.30pm

SKERRYVORE + JAMIE WATSON
The Palace & Grand Hall Complex, Kilmarnock

SKERRYVORE + JAMIE WATSON

To quote the words of one local journalist: "Six of the best musical ambassadors Scotland could ever have wished for… a living, breathing, l2 legged party waiting to happen." The Falkirk Herald.

Scotland Skerryvore have gone from strength to strength over the years and celebrate their 10th Anniversary this year. Playing to audiences worldwide, their music is contrasted with an abundance of instruments including bagpipes and fiddle playing with a modern contemporary twist.

Tickets £18. For online bookings and card payments at Box Office, there will be a small transaction fee of £1.

01563 554900 www.eastayrshireleisure.com
Saturday 25th April 2015 7.30pm

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From classical music to rock, you will find many live gigs and music shows on throughout Ayrshire.

The entertainment venues range from your local pubs and clubs to larger venues, like Ayr Town Hall, The Palace Theatre, The Magnum, Harbour Arts Centre & Barrfields in Largs.