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December

ABBAMANIA’S CHRISTMAS PARTY

Grand Hall, Kilmarnock

ABBAMANIA’S CHRISTMAS PARTY

You can dance, you can jive, having the time of your life. Abbamania’s widely acclaimed tribute to Abba is a sensational two hour show of timeless hits from Waterloo to Dancing Queen which will have you dancing in the aisles.

With special guests - The Ultimate Take That.

Tickets: £25.

01563 554900 www.eastayrshireleisure.com
Friday 15th December 2017 7.30pm

HEAVEN 17

Grand Hall, Kilmarnock

HEAVEN 17

The brainchild of Martyn Ware, born from the collapse of the original Human League, 80s synth pioneers Heaven 17 have stood the test of time and been an influence on the future of modern music for over thirty years.

Their debut 1981 album, Penthouse and Pavement, was, and remains, a modern classic. Glenn Gregory and Martyn continue to perform the hits from their overwhelming back catalogue, including Temptation and (We Don’t Need This) Fascist Groove Thang, as well as unveiling their first new material in 12 years.

Tickets: £24.

01563 554900 www.eastayrshireleisure.com
Saturday 16th December 2017 7.30pm

AYRSHIRE FIDDLE ORCHESTRA CHRISTMAS CONCERT

Ayr Town Hall

AYRSHIRE FIDDLE ORCHESTRA CHRISTMAS CONCERT

Come along and enjoy the rhythm and music of the 120 strong orchestra at their ever popular Christmas Concert.

Tickets: £8 - £10

 

01292 288235 www.thegaiety.co.uk
Saturday 16th December 2017 7.30pm

CHRISTMAS WITH AYR CHORAL

Ayr Town Hall

CHRISTMAS WITH AYR CHORAL

Ayr Choral’s traditional concert has your favourite Christmas music – with some new additions including Lullaby my Jesus by Peter Warlock and Follow that Star by Peter Gritton. Special guests are the prizewinning Newmilns and Galston Brass Band.

The choir will be conducted by Andrew McTaggart, and Gordon Cree will play the Town Hall Organ.

Tickets: £10 and £14

01292 316008 www.ayrchoralunion.net
Sunday 17th December 2017 7.30pm

ELO AGAIN

Grand Hall, Kilmarnock

ELO AGAIN

Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of ELO’s iconic album Out Of The Blue, come along for a dramatic taste of what the classic band were like in the heyday. ELO Again provide the full effect of ELO’s orchestrations, full of depth and tone and the hits just keep on coming.

Live cellos and the infamous blue violin make this show the best ELO tribute out there and certainly the most musically authentic. ELO Again pays tribute to the beautifully crafted songs - Mr Blue Sky, Livin’ Thing, Showdown, Telephone Line and many more.

Tickets: £23.

01563 554900 www.eastayrshireleisure.com
Sunday 17th December 2017 7.30pm

AYR CONCERT SERIES – CHRISTMAS CLASSIC

Ayr Town Hall

AYR CONCERT SERIES – CHRISTMAS CLASSIC

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Christmas Classic. STEPHEN BELL, conductor. JAMIE MacDOUGALL, presenter. Celebrate the Festive season with our hugely popular Christmas Classics concert, a traditional celebration featuring well-loved Christmas carols and music.

Join presenter and tenor Jamie MacDougall, and the BBC SSO for an evening guaranteed to warm the parts that other Christmas concerts can’t reach! Always a sell-out, so don’t leave it too late before booking your tickets.

Tickets: £3. to £24.

01292 288235 thegaiety.co.uk
Sunday 17th December 2017 7.30pm

HAPPY MONDAYS: 30TH ANNIVERSARY - TWENTY FOUR HOUR PARTY PEOPLE

Grand Hall, Kilmarnock

HAPPY MONDAYS: 30TH ANNIVERSARY - TWENTY FOUR HOUR PARTY PEOPLE

Manchester’s legendary Happy Mondays have announced a twenty-five date tour of the UK and Ireland for 2017.

The announcement of this tour came on the eve of the 30th anniversary of the Happy Mondays’ debut album Squirrel and G-Man Twenty Four Hour Party People Plastic Face Can't Smile (White Out). Happy Mondays frontman Shaun Ryder said, "I am really looking forward to the ‘Mondays’ shows leading up to Christmas 2017. We’re performing better than ever and I love getting together with the band, blasting out all our great tunes we’ve made together over the decades. It’s gonna be great." Bez, the group’s dancer and percussionist, added, "Just as I thought it was all over, the party’s starting again. Look forward to seeing you all." Plus special guest Jon DaSilva.

Tickets: £29.50.

01563 554900 www.eastayrshireleisure.com
Friday 22nd December 2017 Doors 7pm

CHICAGO BLUES BROTHERS

Grand Hall, Kilmarnock

CHICAGO BLUES BROTHERS

The award-winning spectacular is Europe’s biggest and best-loved production of the Blues Brothers. The show is a high-octane, adrenaline-pumping musical mash-up that presents the best material from the original Blues Brothers movies and is jam-packed full of songs by legends such as Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Otis Redding, Ray Charles and Tina Turner.

Capturing the sound, energy and persona that propelled the film to a cult status that still thrills audiences worldwide today. Back with a brand new production for 2017 with an all new elaborate set, the Chicago Blues Brothers are taking you back to 1980 to finish the concert at the Palace ballroom hotel. This show is a powerhouse two-hour song-fest with over 40 hits performed live on stage in the concert that never finished.

Tickets: £23.50.

01563 554900 www.eastayrshireleisure.com
Saturday 23rd December 2017 7.30pm

RED HOT CHILLI PIPERS

Ayr Town Hall

RED HOT CHILLI PIPERS

Another chance to see the fantastic Red Hot Chilli Pipers and get you in the mood for New Year.

Tickets available online at ticketmaster.

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Friday 29th December 2017 2pm & 7.30pm

SUITE SOUL END OF YEAR PARTY

The Park Suite, Rugby Park, Kilmarnock

SUITE SOUL END OF YEAR PARTY

Suite Soul End of Year Party with special Live PA from Louise Mehan lead singer with the UK's No 1 Soul band Soulutions. Guest dj Tom Jackson main dj from The Kilt Newmains alongside resident dj/promoter Bob Jeffries.

The best in soul, soulful house, classic disco and dance floor jazz.

Tickets: £10

07729313477 suitesoul.co.uk
Saturday 30th December 2017 8pm - 1am

HOGMANAY BLACK TIE DINNER DANCE

Carlton Hotel, Prestwick

HOGMANAY BLACK TIE DINNER DANCE

Enjoy a 5 Course Meal then dance in the New Year to music from Fortébeat along with traditional bagpipes through the bells.

Tickets £69.95pp.

Book now to avoid disappointment.

01292 476811 www.carlton-prestwick.com
Sunday 31st December 2017 6.30pm

HOGMANAY HOOTENANNY

Ayr Town Hall

HOGMANAY HOOTENANNY

Bring in the New Year with Electric Warrior, The Peas and The Big Slinky

Tickets £20 available from Body Art Lorne Arcade Ayr.Billy Bridges Sandgate Ayr, Ticketweb.co.uk. Tel: 08444 771 000.

All proceeds to BUYMSH. Strictly over 18s, challenge 25 policy in place.

08444 771 000 ticketweb.co.uk
Sunday 31st December 2017 7.30pm - 1am

HOGMANAY PARTY NIGHT

Lochside House Hotel, Near Cumnock

HOGMANAY PARTY NIGHT:

Enjoy a 3 Course Meal then dance in the New Year to music from Dakota.

Tickets £49.95pp.

Book now to avoid disappointment.

01290 333000 www.lochside-hotel.com
Sunday 31st December 2017 6.30pm for 7pm

January

AYR CONCERT SERIES – NEW YEAR GALA CONCERT

Ayr Town Hall

AYR CONCERT SERIES – NEW YEAR GALA CONCERT

Scottish Chamber Orchestra New Year Gala Concert. Collection in aid of Marie Curie.

Tickets: £3. to £24.

01292 288235 thegaiety.co.uk
Thursday 4th January 2018 7.30pm

LEGENDS OF AMERICAN COUNTRY TRIBUTE SHOW

Gaiety Theatre, Ayr

LEGENDS OF AMERICAN COUNTRY TRIBUTE SHOW

Following a sell-out UK tour in 2016 Europe’s No1. Country music show Legends of American Country returns for another fantastic night of toe-tapping Country classics.

The 2018 tour will showcase highly acclaimed tributes to Dolly Parton, Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard and Alan Jackson and four brand new tributes to icons George Jones, Kenny Rogers, Patsy Cline and Don Williams in this must-see extravaganza. Singers Rod McAuley, Joe Moore and Tracey McAuley are backed by the superb Keltic Storm band and coupled with an authentic stage set that will transport you all the way to Nashville and back.

Tickets: £16. to £24.

01292 288235 thegaiety.co.uk
Friday 12th January 2018 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.