Folk Club Nights

Next Club Night

Our next Folk Club Night will be headlined by Oakum Row, playing an eclectic mix of Scottish, Irish and American traditional/contemporary folk songs and tunes. At the Ayr Ex-Services Club, 15 Academy St, Ayr KA7 1HF. Starting 7.15 for 8.00. £9 entry, Advance booking recommended by phone 01292 263537 or email info@ayrphoenix.co.uk.

 

Previous Club Nights

Tuesday 7 November 2017

To celebrate the first anniversary of Ayr Phoenix Folk Club, we held a Singers’ Night. Our wonderful floor singers rose to the occasion as always!

Tuesday 4 October 2017

We’re struggling not to use too many superlatives to describe the headline performance from the amazing Friel Sisters, supported by their truly gifted guitarist Tajime Takahashi. We experienced our first ever Japanese song, and it was a delight. It was, quite simply, a superlative performance of traditional music. If you missed it, you missed out. Look out for these performers, go to their shows, buy their CDs. You’ll be glad you did.

Tuesday 5 September 2017

A fantastic opener for the new season, with a double bill: Bob Stewart and Heather Heywood. As always, our headline acts were very ably supported by our floor singers. We’re in the very fortunate position of having such a wealth of local talent to call on.

Tuesday 13 June 2017

Our Singers’ Night closing our first session as a folk club exceeded all expectations. We had a packed programme with eclectic content and fabulous talent. What a night! Sincere thanks to all who contributed and attended.

Tuesday 2 May 2017

We had a wonderful club night, with Tanninzie headlining. We’ve heard them a few times now, and they were absolutely on top form. They skilfully blend traditional favourites with their own arrangements of modern songs, complex instrumentation and close a capella harmony. This all sounds very serious, but the craic was tremendous as well. Fantastic!

Tuesday 4 April 2017

Belfast singer songwriter Gerry Creen.

Tuesday 7 March 2017

A double bill headlining: Legacy and Sean & Robyn Gray. Once again the club night was very busy, and there was a tremendous buzz about the place.  All of the performers were on peak form!

Tuesday 7 February 2017

No headline performer, because this free night was dedicated entirely to our wonderful floor singers!  This was a performance opportunity for the tremendous experienced and aspiring talent in and around Ayrshire. A night for those the club can’t always offer floor spots supporting a headliner guest concert.  It was a rousing success, to say the least.  It was the first time behind a mic for some of our singers, and they certainly rose to the occasion.


Tuesday 6 December 2016

What a night! The headline performer was the legendary Alastair McDonald.

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Listen to Alastair singing a beautiful acoustic version of Loch Lomond


Tuesday 1 November 2016

The opening session of the Ayr Phoenix Folk Club was fantastic.  We had a full house, and outstanding performances from Ian & Fraser Bruce, Margaret Millar, Taninzie and New Legacy.  If you were unlucky enough to have missed it, don’t miss the next one!