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September

AULD HAT – NEW HEIDS

Gaiety Studio Theatre, Ayr

AULD HAT – NEW HEIDS

Four of Scotland’s most experienced musicians have teamed up to present a show of Scottish songs seldom now heard, but once the basis of the folk revival in the 1960’s and 70’s. At that time Scottish folk music was at its peak in practically every town of any size there was a folk club packed with people enthusiastically joining in with the laughter and sing-a-long music of the time.

These days may have passed but the songs are still there, join Ian, Peter, Gregor and Fraser for a ‘feel good’ evening of music and laughter.

Tickets: £14.50 / £13.50 (conc)

01292 288235 www.ayrgaiety.co.uk
Thursday 1st September 2016 7.30pm

SCO BRASSTASTIC - EARLY EVENING CONCERT

Harbour Arts Centre, Irvine

SCO BRASSTASTIC - EARLY EVENING CONCERT

Enjoy an hour of entertaining and uplifting music performed by the Scottish Chamber Orchestra Brass and Percussion Ensemble.

This concert will also feature performances by secondary school students from North and East Ayrshire playing alongside the ensemble.

Ticket costs: £8 / £6

0131 557 6800 www.sco.org.uk
Friday 2nd September 2016 6pm

HUGO DUNCAN & FRIENDS IN CONCERT

Ayr Town Hall

HUGO DUNCAN & FRIENDS IN CONCERT

Join one of Irelands favourite Country Stars Hugo Duncan with a host of guests including the popular Gary Gamble, Curtis Magee, Joe Moore and Box Car Brian for this unmissable night of Country Music. The show will feature each act as they perform their best known songs in the company of a full live band before they all join Hugo on stage for a toe tapping Finale that will have you all singing and clapping along . So if you want a night of Country Fun this is the show for you!

Tickets: £20

01292 288235 www.ayrgaiety.co.uk
Saturday 3rd September 2016 7.30pm

LIVE @ TROON

South Beach Hotel & Troon Concert Hall

LIVE @ TROON

Live @ Troon returns with 3 exciting days of entertainment, comedy and music.

For the full amazing line up and tickets visit the website.

 

  www.liveattroon.com
Thursday 8th - Sunday 11th September 2016 Various

MACFLOYD

Magnum Theatre, Irvine

MACFLOYD

A welcome return for Scotland's top Pink Floyd tribute act. This will be a full-on 2 hour show, as close to the real deal as is possible.

Guaranteed to sell out, tickets are available direct from the Harbour Arts Centre

01294 274059 www.freckfest.co.uk
Friday 9th September 2016 7.30pm

JOHNNY CASH ROADSHOW

Cumnock Town Hall

JOHNNY CASH ROADSHOW

A show not to be missed by avid fans or the casual listener and the only show to be endorsed by the Cash family! Prepare for a musical adventure unrivalled by any other, that truly celebrates the career of a music legend.

The UK’s No1 tribute, fronted by respected singer/songwriter Clive John, captures the essence of what it was like to be at a real Cash show! Featuring Jill Schoonjans as June Carter.

. Tickets £20.

  www.eastayrshireleisure.com
Saturday 10th September 2016 7.30pm

SUNDAY JAZZ WITH THE NEW ORLEANS JOYMAKERS

Harbour Arts Centre, Irvine

SUNDAY JAZZ WITH THE NEW ORLEANS JOYMAKERS

Best of traditional jazz played by some of Scotland’s leading jazz musicians

Cost £8/£6.

01294 274059 www.harbourartscentre.com
Sunday 11th September 2016 2pm- 4.30pm

BUDDY HOLLY & THE CRICKETERS

Palace Theatre Complex, Kilmarnock

BUDDY HOLLY & THE CRICKETERS

This breathtaking show has entertained audiences from Cardiff to California, Barking to Bangkok and Swindon to Sweden and is guaranteed to have everyone singing along and dancing in the aisles.

It stars some of the finest actor-musicians in the UK whose combined West End credits include Buddy, Lennon, Forbidden Planet and Jailhouse Rock. It was endorsed as Britain’s most popular Buddy Holly act when the boys guested on BBC One's, The One and Only, hosted by Graham Norton. Whatever the season, whatever the excuse to party, make your heart beat a little faster with the show that has thousands of fans the world over saying: “I can’t believe it’s not Buddy!”

Tickets: £17/ £16.

  www.eastayrshireleisure.com
Saturday 17th September 2016 7.30pm

NINE BELOW ZERO

Harbour Arts Centre, Irvine

NINE BELOW ZERO

Legendary rhythm and blues act Nine Below Zero make a rare appearance in Ayrshire.

These will be the first ‘old style’ blues shows that the pair will perform in the 35 years they have been working together. Contempraries of Dr Feelgood and Squeeze, major influences on Paul Weller and The Strypes, this is one hot ticket.

Tickets (£10) on sale direct from the HAC. or via ticketweb.

01294 274059 www.harbourartscentre.com
Saturday 17th September 2016 7.30pm

CLASSIC ROCK USA

Palace Theatre Complex, Kilmarnock

CLASSIC ROCK USA

Imagine a rock concert involving three of the biggest name rock stars of the 21st century? Classic Rock USA is a heart pumping, drum beating, pulsating rock extravaganza featuring over 25 hits from Bryan Adams, Jon Bon Jovi and the ‘Boss’ himself, Bruce Springsteen.

This amazing group of performers and musicians will bring down the house with the very best songs from these 3 great artists.

Tickets: £18.

  www.eastayrshireleisure.com
Wednesday 21st September 2016 7.30pm

THE NAKED VIOLIN: TASMIN LITTLE

Ayr Town Hall

THE NAKED VIOLIN: TASMIN LITTLE

Ayr Arts Guild are delighted to bring Tasmin Little to Ayr who has firmly established herself as one of today’s leading international violinists.

She has performed on every continent in some of the most prestigious venues of the world, including Carnegie Hall, Musikverein, Concertgebouw, Philharmonie Berlin, Vienna Konzerthaus, South Bank Centre, Barbican Centre and Royal Albert Hall, Lincoln Center and Suntory Hall.

Tickets: £15. Adult Under 25: £5

01292 288235 www.ayrgaiety.co.uk
Friday 23rd September 2016 7.30pm

DARVEL MUSIC FESTIVAL

Darvel Town Hall, 10 – 12 West Main Street, Darvel

DARVEL MUSIC FESTIVAL

The 15th Anniversary Darvel Music Festival

Fri 23rd - Red Sky July; Roddy Hart & The Lonesome Fire; Sean C Kennedy. Tickets: £17.50.

Sat 24th - 360° (Hamish Stuart, Steve Ferrone, Molly Duncan); James Brown is Annie.Tickets: £25.

  www.darvelmusicfestival.org
Friday 23rd September 2016 7.30pm

TALON – THE BEST OF EAGLES

Gaiety Theatre, Ayr

TALON – THE BEST OF EAGLES

Talon present a brand-new production of their award winning ‘Best of Eagles’.

This stunning production is a show of two halves with the first half delivering a world class laid back vibe with an in-depth look at the ‘early Eagles roots’ before visiting the brilliant <‘Hell Freezes Over’ and going right through to the critically acclaimed ‘Long Road Out of Eden’. The second half arrives in style with a complete change of mood and pace featuring those classic ‘Eagles Greatest Hits’ from their timeless back catalogue.

Tickets: Premium £23.50 / Standard: £20.50 / Economy: £18.50

01292 288235 www.ayrgaiety.co.uk
Tuesday 27th September 2016 7.30pm

BARONY A FRAME HEADSPACE & PANDORA’S BOX

Cumnock Town Hall

BARONY A FRAME HEADSPACE & PANDORA’S BOX

The opening concert of The Cumnock Tryst 2016 features this year’s artists in residence, the ensembles Headspace and Pandora’s Box, both centring around the amazing trombonist John Kenny.

With six performers and live electronics, the musicians present a mixture of new and old - from the 13th century to present day.

Tickets: £16 (£10)

  www.eastayrshireleisure.com
Thursday 29th September 2016 7.30pm

DISNEY DEVIANTS - AN EVENING OF CABARET , BURLESQUE AND WONDER

Maybole Town Hall

DISNEY DEVIANTS - AN EVENING OF CABARET , BURLESQUE AND WONDER

An Adults only Cabaret and Burlesque show performed by some of the hottest Cabaret Stars in the UK in Aid of Maybole Community Association .

The event is hosted by John Celestus and stars Kim Khaos, Roché Rabbit , Tom Harlow , Roxy Stardust plus more

Full Cast to be announced July 2016

6.30pm ( Doors open / buffet served ) show 8pm. Tickets: £20 ( Inc Buffet)

07922702365 thecreativegoats.co.uk
Friday 30th September 2016 6.30pm for 8pm

A VISION OF ELVIS

Palace Theatre Complex, Kilmarnock

A VISION OF ELVIS

A Vision Of Elvis is one the world’s leading touring Elvis productions. Celebrating all the music of Elvis Presley - from Sun Studios through to his '68 comeback culminating in the concert years. Fresh from a smash hit European tour, A Vision Of Elvis returns to the UK to bring fans old and new a night not to be missed.

Award winning Rob Kingsley has the total package - the look, the sound, the charisma and, together with his spectacular live 10 piece band, this show leaves the audience in no doubt that they are witnessing a truly authentic Elvis show. A Vision of Elvis is THE only Elvis show to see.

Tickets: £22/£20.

  www.eastayrshireleisure.com
Friday 30th September 2016 7.30pm

October

WAYNE ELLINGTON SINGS NAT KING COLE

Gaiety Theatre, Ayr

WAYNE ELLINGTON SINGS NAT KING COLE

Nat King Cole was an original, selling in excess of 30 million records during his career. His voice unmistakable and completely unique, loved the world over. Every generation since his death has fallen in love with the King’s voice and music. Wayne Ellington’s voice is warm, silky and smooth; his tone suits Nat King Cole’s songs perfectly. Wayne doesn’t mimic Nat King Cole; he plays tribute to a legend who left us far too early. He sings all the songs we know and love so well, with honesty and complete respect.

His show is a beautiful tribute to the great man, his voice will leave you tingling and spellbound, this is a show not to be missed.

01292 288235 www.ayrgaiety.co.uk
Tuesday 4th October 2016 7.30pm

HORSE

Harbour Arts Centre, Irvine

HORSE

Acclaimed Glasgow-based artist Horse comes to the HAC for what promises to be a very special show.

More used to playing venues such as the Barrowlands, you won't want to miss Horse up close and personal at the HAC. Tickets on sale direct from the HAC. Tel: 01294 274059 or via ticketweb.

01294 274059 www.harbourartscentre.com
Friday 7th October 2016 7.30pm

HOTEL CALIFORNIA

Cumnock Town Hall

HOTEL CALIFORNIA

Hotel California are a six piece ensemble of musicians who will provide an evening of pure Eagles nostalgia with their critically acclaimed new show. You’ll return to a dark desert highway, cool wind in your hair, or stand on that street corner in Winslow, Arizona when you join Hotel California as they faithfully recreate The Eagles and their Californian sunshine rock sound.

Including tracks from the outstanding Long Road Out Of Eden album. The Eagles music is timeless, appealing to audiences of every age and promises to be a fantastic night out!

Tickets: £16.

  www.eastayrshireleisure.com
Friday 7th October 2016 7.30pm

DOMINIC KIRWAN

Palace Theatre Complex, Kilmarnock

DOMINIC KIRWAN

Firmly established as one of Ireland’s greatest ever entertainers, Dominic Kirwan hits the road again with a brand new show for Autumn 2016. Along with his fabulous band, Dominic brings his own unique style to the vast and rich musical heritage of his homeland in this brand new show.

Tickets: £21. Book early to avoid disappointment!

  www.eastayrshireleisure.com
Thursday 13th October 2016 7.30pm

DON GIOVANNI – HERITAGE OPERA

Gaiety Theatre, Ayr

DON GIOVANNI – HERITAGE OPERA

Don Giovanni – Charmer, seducer, murderer. Heritage Opera, Northwest England’s professional touring chamber opera company, returns to Ayr Gaiety Theatre with Mozart’s dark masterpiece. Don Giovanni is the compelling tale of one man’s rampage through the hearts and minds of every woman he meets.

Sung in Italian with English subtitles, accompanied by 6 piece orchestral ensemble.

Tickets: Premium: £21.50/£20.00 (conc), Standard: £16.50 / £15.00 (conc), Economy: £12.50/£11.00/£5 (F/T Students & Under 18’s)

01292 288235 www.ayrgaiety.co.uk
Wednesday 19th October 2016 7.30pm

TIMELESS PRODUCTIONS PRESENT ROLLING BACK THE YEARS

Palace Theatre Complex, Kilmarnock

TIMELESS PRODUCTIONS PRESENT ROLLING BACK THE YEARS

The ultimate feel good show! Another sensational show from the producers of Memory Lane, All our Yesterdays, and Memories are Made of This.

One of the biggest shows of its kind in the UK. Join us on a breathtaking musical journey through the 50's, 60's and some of the brilliant sounds of the 1970's. Including songs by Buddy Holly, Cliff Richard, Frank Sinatra, Dolly Parton, The Beatles, Elvis Presley, Abba and many more.

Tickets: £15/£14.

  www.eastayrshireleisure.com
Thursday 20th October 2016 2.30pm & 7.30pm

THE NICK ROSS ORCHESTRA PRESENT SOUNDS OF THE GLENN MILLER ERA

Gaiety Theatre, Ayr

THE NICK ROSS ORCHESTRA PRESENT SOUNDS OF THE GLENN MILLER ERA

The lights soften, the mood settles. An audience waits for that first moment of sound. The Big Band is poised, relaxed, but with eyes anxious for the lead. And then, as if giving body to an echo, the murmured notes of ‘Moonlight Serenade’…and the night, it seems, is suddenly full and timeless.

. Recapture the sounds of a bygone era as the Nick Ross Orchestra presents ‘an unmissable evening of music and song’ – the Classic Big Band Sound of the 1940s.

Tickets:Premium: £21.50/£20.50. Standard: £19.50/£18.50. Economy: £16.50/£15.50.

01292 288235 www.ayrgaiety.co.uk
Thursday 20th October 2016 7.30pm

SUNDAY JAZZ WITH THE NEW ORLEANS JOYMAKERS

Harbour Arts Centre, Irvine

SUNDAY JAZZ WITH THE NEW ORLEANS JOYMAKERS

Best of traditional jazz played by some of Scotland’s leading jazz musicians

Cost £8/£6.

01294 274059 www.harbourartscentre.com
Sunday 23rd October 2016 2pm- 4.30pm

THE BEST OF BIG COUNTRY TOUR

Palace Theatre Complex, Kilmarnock

THE BEST OF BIG COUNTRY TOUR

Following the incredible success of their 30th anniversary Steeltown tour, Big Country set off on tour again and return to Kilmarnock to celebrate their stunning catalogue of songs taken from their multi-million selling number 1 hit albums.

The band will perform classic hits and live favourites including Harvest Home, Fields of Fire, In A Big Country, Chance, Wonderland, Look Away, The Teacher and many more!

Tickets: £22.50.

  www.eastayrshireleisure.com
Sunday 23rd October 2016 7.30pm

CLUB AMERICANA PRESENTS FURNACE MOUNTAIN

Harbour Arts Centre, Irvine

CLUB AMERICANA PRESENTS FURNACE MOUNTAIN

Each time, Furnace Mountain tour here it is as if they turn the whole world upside down. The classy Virginian 4-piece draws big crowds to some of the best ‘live’ music venues on the circuit, all stimulated by hugely-complimentary reviews.

Bob Harris has said they were “wonderful” and provided a studio session for his BBC Radio 2 show, and they were selected for the BBC 2 TV show as one of the highlights from Glasgow’s Celtic Connections festival. There’s a brand new album just released and it’s winning them even more attention.

Tickets: £12/£10.

01294 274059 www.harbourartscentre.com
Sunday 23rd October 2016 7.30pm

AN EVENING WITH CHARLIE LANDSBOROUGH

Gaiety Theatre, Ayr

AN EVENING WITH CHARLIE LANDSBOROUGH

Charlie is generally recognised and categorised as a country singer, however, as his regular supporters will tell you, country music only accounts for a very small part of his concert repertoire and music catalogue.

Join us for a memorable evening of beautiful ballads, folk, blues, country, rock ‘n’ roll, pop, gospel and anthem with the immensely talented Charlie Landsborough.

Tickets: Premium £30.00, Standard £22.50, Economy £15.00

01292 288235 www.ayrgaiety.co.uk
Thursday 27th October 2016 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.