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August

PRESTFEST
Various Prestwick

PRESTFEST 2014

Prestfest is in its 3rd year and again aims to go where no town has gone before! A musical jamboree of eclectic styles and tastes and almost every event FREE!

A number of Prestwick's pubs, cafes, restaurants and shops will open their doors to musicians and fans, offering up a wide range of acts and styles. Many are familiar faces and a few new names will surely get the pulses racing.

Heavily supported by the local business community, Prestfest is totally committed to promoting the town of Prestwick and our Festival is a celebration of collaboration, shared goals and great live music. In addition and because we can, we aim to raise as much money as possible for charities and other organisations as we go.

  www.prestfest.com
Fri 1st – Sun 3rd August 2014 Various

JAM AT THE DAM
Dam Park, Ayr

jam at the damJAM AT THE DAM

This is the 6th year of Jam At The Dam. Food stalls, beer tent, funfair, face painting and live music all day featuring; Madnish. Southbound. The Penetrations. Talk Of The Town. Electric Warrior. The Marauders. Blackberry Jack. The Ifoundation. Skyline. The Shires.

With compere Somerset Boab. All proceeds to Cash For Kids.

Tickets only £10 under 14's free with one full paying adult.

Tickets available from Ticketweb on 08444 771 000 or at The Market Inn, Ayr. Body Art, Lorne Arcade, Ayr. The Full Works, Irvine. RGM Music, Kilmarnock.

  www.whatsonayrshire.com/jamatthedam
Sunday 3rd August 2014 12noon - 10pm

CLASSIC CLAPTON IN TROON
South Beach Hotel, 73 South Beach, Troon

classic clapton troonCLASSIC CLAPTON IN TROON

CLASSIC CLAPTON the World's No1 Eric Clapton Tribute Band featuring front-man Mike Hall.

This will be Classic Clapton's first ever appearance in Troon although they have played numerous sold out concerts in nearby Irvine. The following night 9th August, Classic Clapton are appearing at the prestigious Belladrum Festival Inverness. The capacity at Troon is limited; therefore fans are advised to book early.

They will perform all of EC's classic songs including Wonderful Tonight, Tears in Heaven, Crossroads, I Shot The Sheriff, Cocaine, Lay Down Sally and of course Layla! There will even be an "UNPLUGGED" segment.

NEARLY 2 HOURS OF CLASSIC CLAPTON www.classic-clapton.com

Tickets priced £20 are available from the venue – Tel: 01292 312033 and on-line at www.scotlandsforme.com

01292 312033 www.southbeach.co.uk
Fri 8th August 2014 Doors 7pm. Starts 8pm

TOM JONES DISCO & TRIBUTE
Fairfield House Hotel, Fairfield Road, Ayr


TOM JONES DISCO & TRIBUTE

Dance the night away with Tom Jones tribute, disco and 3 course meal.

£25pp.

01292 267461 www.fairfieldhotel.co.uk
Sat 9th August 2014 7pm

HOT CLUB DE FRANCE VIOLIN SWING
Gaiety Theatre, Ayr

HOT CLUB DE FRANCE VIOLIN SWING

Gypsy Seasons/The Grappelli Album. A real treat tonight for lovers of gypsy jazz music, as we present in the intimacy of the Gaiety Studio Theatre, Violinist Tim Kliphuis – a legend in the gypsy world through his work with the top guitarists in the genre.

His Trio with Nigel Clark (guitar) and Roy Percy (bass) perform the most breathtaking instrumental show you'll hear this year – a profoundly musical blend of gypsy jazz, classical and folk music. They present their new Grappelli Album which has received rave reviews worldwide, conjuring up an atmosphere of 1930s Paris. Part of the programme will also include some of Tim's 'Gypsy Seasons' – a gypsy/jazz version of Vivaldi's Four Seasons.

Tickets: £13.50 / £12.50 (conc) / £10 (full time students)

01292 288235 www.ayrgaiety.co.uk
Sun 10th August 2014 7.30pm

NOVA SCOTIA JAZZ IN THE STUDIO
Gaiety Theatre, Ayr

NOVA SCOTIA JAZZ IN THE STUDIO

This is toe tapping and up lifting swinging jazz that's guaranteed to leave you smiling!

The Nova Scotia Jazz Band is firmly in the tradition of the swinging Dixieland groups led by Eddie Condon, Muggsy Spanier, and Alex Welsh.

Tickets: £13.50 / £12.50 (conc) / £10 (full time students)

01292 288235 www.ayrgaiety.co.uk
Thur 14th August 2014 7.30pm

ITCHYCOO PARK – WITH THE FLOWER POWER STRINGS
Gaiety Theatre, Ayr

ITCHYCOO PARK – WITH THE FLOWER POWER STRINGS

Itchycoo Park return to present a fab, new 60's style show!

This time, with 'The Flower Power Strings' live on stage, some of their 60's and beyond hit song versions are given a new classical twist! Itchycoo Park present the peerless songwriting of Lennon / McCartney, Ray Davies, Pete Ham, Paul Simon, Difford / Tilbrook, Jeff Lynne and George Harrison – amongst others – as a selection of international chart-topping hits and seminal album cuts with some newly arranged for live strings!

The show will feature timeless pop classics from the likes of The Beatles, Stones, Who, ELO, Kinks, Squeeze, Move, Badfinger, Small Faces, Temptations and Turtles…..and more! Next stop……Itchycoo Park……Take a trip!

Tickets: £16.50 / £15.50 (conc)

01292 288235 www.ayrgaiety.co.uk
Sat 16th August 2014 7.30pm

SUITE SOUL SUMMER SPECIAL
Foxbar Hotel London Road, Kilmarnock

SUITE SOUL SUMMER SPECIAL

Popular, friendly soul night presented by dj Bob Jeffries with special guest legendary radio and club dj Jeff Young (ex Radio 1 Big Beat/current Jazz FM)

 

Ticket costs £8

07729313477 nu-soul.co.uk
Sat 16th August 2014 9pm - 2am

PAT CAIRNS AS KENNY ROGERS AND NEIL DIAMOND
Carlton Hotel, Ayr Road, Prestwick

PAT CAIRNS AS KENNY ROGERS AND NEIL DIAMOND

Show and Overnight Accommodation Available. Enjoy a delicious 3 course meal before Pat Cairns takes to the stage! £27.50 per person.

For more information or to book, call 01292 476 811

01292 476811 www.carlton-prestwick.com
Sat 16th August 2014 7pm for 7.30pm

CLIVE GREGSON – IN CONCERT
Gaiety Theatre, Ayr

CLIVE GREGSON – IN CONCERT

For this special Summer edition of 'Studio Sessions' we're delighted to welcome Clive Gregson into our intimate Studio Theatre at The Gaiety.

Born and raised in Manchester, now based in Texas, Clive Gregson is an accomplished singer, musician and record producer of world-renown.

Tickets: £13.50 / £12.50 (conc) / £10 (full time students)

01292 288235 www.ayrgaiety.co.uk
Tues 19th August 2014 7.30pm

ALY BAIN & PHIL CUNNINGHAM
St Margaret's Church, Dalry

ALY BAIN & PHIL CUNNINGHAM

This promises to be a wonderful evening in the intimate setting of this beautiful and welcoming church at the heart of Dalry.

This is also the only venue in Ayrshire on this years 31gig tour of Scotland by Phil & Aly so don't miss out!

Tickets priced at £18 or £12 for under 12s. Available from the church shop in Dalry, by 'phone at 01294 832932

01294 832932  
Wed 20th August 2014 7.30pm (Doors 6.45pm)

AND FINALLY… PHIL COLLINS
Gaiety Theatre, Ayr

AND FINALLY… PHIL COLLINS

The Official No 1 Tribute to Phil Collins From the creators of Talon – The Best of Eagles comes their stunning new production… Talon Music Ltd in association with And Finally Ltd presents The Official No. 1 Tribute to Phil Collins. 'And Finally…

Phil Collins' were recognized in 2013 by the industry (The Agents Association of Great Britain) at the 'National Tribute Awards' as the 'OFFICIAL No.1' tribute show to Phil Collins. This two hour plus spectacular includes all the classic hits; 'Another Day In Paradise', 'Can't Stop Loving You', 'I Wish It Would Rain Down', 'In The Air Tonight', 'Easy Lover', 'Sussudio' together with Genesis songs 'Land Of Confusion', 'Jesus He Knows Me' and 'Turn It On Again' as well as a special acoustic rendition of 'Both Sides Of The Story'

Tickets: £18.50 / £17.50 (conc)

01292 288235 www.ayrgaiety.co.uk
Sat 23rd August 2014 7.30pm

GIACOMO PUCCINI – TOSCA
Gaiety Theatre, Ayr

GIACOMO PUCCINI – TOSCA

Heritage Opera is delighted to be visiting Scotland for the first time this year, with Tosca. Containing some of opera's most beloved melodies, Tosca will charm and move you, with its eternal themes of power, obsession, love, and death. Tosca will be sung in English, accompanied by 6-piece instrumental ensemble.

Tickets: £16.50 / £15.50 (conc) / £12.00 (full time students)

01292 288235 www.ayrgaiety.co.uk
Sat 30th August 2014 7.30pm

October

JOAN ARMATRADING
Gaiety Theatre, Ayr

Over her 42 years of touring Joan Armatrading has never done a solo world tour. For her last Major tour she has decided this is the perfect time to perform her first ever full scale solo concerts. Her performances will include songs that span her entire career so far.

'I will never retire but this will be the last major tour that I will undertake. For the first time these concerts will be me solo on stage playing the guitar, piano and singing. I want these concerts to be a special lively interactive one to one experience. I have absolutely enjoyed the last 42 years of performances but now, with my final major tour, I want to capture a unique memory for both myself and the audience.'

Tickets: £30.50

01292 288235 ayrgaiety.co.uk
Fri 17th October 2014 7.30pm

CHAMPIONS OF ROCK
Palace Theatre, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire

Do you want to break free? Are you searching for a kind of magic? Do you want it all?

Celebrating the 40th anniversary of chart-topping Queen hits – in 1974 Freddie Mercury, Brian May, John Deacon and Roger Taylor released the famous album Sheer Heart Attack and, Killer Queen, the hit single taken from album.

The audience is invited to journey back to a time when Queen reigned supreme with Another One Bites the Dust, We are the Champions and, of course, Bohemian Rhapsody.

Champions of Rock is a crazy big thing, a scintillating night out. Prepare to be entertained, exhilarated, rocked till you drop.

Tickets £21.00

01563 554900 www.eastayrshireleisure.com
Fri 17th October 2014 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.

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