Ayr Phoenix Folk Club is a new and exciting venue for all of us in Ayrshire and beyond who enjoy traditional/folk/acoustic music.
The Club is hosted at the highly accessible Ayr town centre venue Ayr Ex-Services Club, 15 Academy St, Ayr KA7 1HF. See our Contact Us page for directions.
Our fantastic Singers’ Night on Tuesday 13 June closed our 2016-17 season of club nights. They will restart in September 2017. See our What’s On page for details.
During our Summer closure, don’t forget our ‘sister’ folk clubs:
- Girvan Folk Club has the fantastic Heather Heywood guesting on Friday 30th June before its summer recess. https://girvanfolkclub.shutterfly.com/
- Irvine Folk Club continues to operate with great guests (and even a floor singers’ night) fortnightly on alternate week Wednesdays from Ayr Phoenix Folk Club all the way through summer months and beyond with its annual Marymas Festival weekend happening on 24-27th August http://www.irvinefolkclub.trad.org.uk/
If you’re looking for a supportive and welcoming acoustic jam session, check out the Phoenix Jam every Saturday afternoon. If you don’t want to play or sing, just come along and listen. All welcome, and it’s free.
Phoenix Musical Hearts & Minds is a music therapy Alzheimer’s/dementia/multiple sclerosis support offshoot of Ayr Phoenix Folk Club. A tried and tested interactive musical entertainment model will be operating at Ayr Ex-Services on the first Monday of every month 2.00 pm to 3.30 pm. There is a nominal £1 per person donation charge., Please note the amended start and finish times from Monday 5 June 2017.
There’s a little piece of historical information here about the original Ayr Folk Club in the 1970’s. We’ve been contacted By someone who attended the original club, who said: “the original folk club was in Loudoun Hall. It was run by George McEwan from Maybole. He wrote Connolly’s Welly Boot song. First saw Hamish, McGinn, The Humblebums and many of the worthies of the Scottish folk scene there.”
Can you add any more to it? Email and let us know.