Folk Club Guest Concert Nights

Folk Club Guest Concert Nights are held on the first Tuesday of each month at 7.00 for 7.30pm. Upstairs at The MARKET INN, Ayr.

There is usually an entrance charge, and a night consisting of a guest headline performer supported by floor singers.  

The Ian Walker Band with John Graham

Tuesday 7th May 2024   7.30pm

(Doors open 7.00 pm) Pay at door £9 cash only.

A wonderfully varied selection of songs all played brilliantly. We enjoyed every single song you played so thanks again for a superb set! A thoroughly enjoyable evening! Nitten Folk Club.

Ian Walker is a successful and popular singer/ songwriter from Glasgow. His album “Flying High” won the (MRA) Award for Excellence. Many other artists worldwide have recorded Ian’s songs.

Jimmy Scott has been singing and playing country & Gospel music since the 1960s. He has released a solo album “Bread upon the Water” and supported George Hamilton 1V on his UK Tours.

Moe Walker, performed for many years with her group Tricycle and, more recently, has sung and recorded in a wide variety of line ups.

John Graham is an exquisitely melodic fiddler alternating on acoustic guitar, bass & vocal.  John was a member of the very popular folk band The Clydesiders. He also plays in a duo with Jim Jack.


Supported by the Club’s Stalwart Floor Singers


2 Castlehill Road, Ayr, KA7 2HT

All Welcome 

  • Folk Club Concert Nights 2024
  • 03 December Ukes and Spots
  • 05 November Alastair McDonald
  • 01 October Ian Bruce
  • 03 September John Malcolm & Nigel Munro
  • 06 August At Home Spots
  • 02 July Bob Wood
  • 04 June Fil Campbell & Tom McFarlane
  • 07 May The Ian Walker Band with John Graham
  • 02 April The Cafeorchestra
  • 05 March Alan Jones
  • 06 February Muldoon’s Picnic
  • 23 Jan Burns Night: Ken O’Hara/ Davie Hunter/Paul Creighton
  • 09 Jan Sean Gray
    Folk Club Guest Concert Nights 2023
  • 05 Dec Dalrymple UKES and Spots
  • 07 Nov Gavin and Clare Livingstone
  • 03 Oct Stan Graham
  • 05 September Alastair McDonald
  • 01 August Floor Singers Unleashed
  • 04 July Davey Hunter and Beatrice
  • 06 Jun Tapsalteerie
  • 02 May Haggerdash
  • 04 April Dougie McKenzie & Bran Miller
  • 07 Mar Pauline Vallance
  • 07 Feb Cafeorchestra
  • Folk Club Guest Concert Nights 2022
  • 06 Dec Tanninzie
  • 01 Nov Paul Walker & Karen Pfeiffer

 A Typical Guest Concert Night at the Market Inn

Audience participation in chorus singing is essential

  • Get your drink in the Bar downstairs
  • Upstairs from 7pm pay your admission and buy your raffle tickets
  • Find a seat (If you reserved seats there will be a reserved card with your name and number of seats on a table)
  • At 7.30 pm the MC will welcome you to the night’s entertainment, update you with any information and maybe sing a song
  • He will then invite local floorsingers to start the night off
  • After their essential contribution, the MC will invite the main guest(s) to play their first set
  • Amid the applause, the MC returns to announce the Intermission and Raffle. with time to get more drinks and raffle tickets
  • While the raffle winners are feeling delighted with their prizes the MC returns to invite more local floorsingers to start off the second half
  • The MC re-introduces the main guest(s) to play their second and final set
  • With rapturous applause, the evening draws to a close with hopefully just enough time for one more song from the guest(s)
  • The MC thanks everyone for their contribution, wishes all a safe journey home and has one final song “Take your glasses to the Bar”
  • Exit all with a broad smile