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.  

Ayr Phoenix Folk Club Next Guest Concert Night   

Dalrymple Ukulele Orchestra

Tuesday 5th December 2023   7.30pm

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

D.U.O.’s first ‘performance’ was in the Tam O’ Shanter bar where they were given a standing ovation from a very enthusiastic crowd celebrating the Ayr Races!

Since then, the orchestra has been invited to play at various festivals, concerts, and events, they have even played a bride down the aisle!

Their uplifting story began nine years ago at a New Year’s party in Dalrymple when Karen arrived with her new ukulele, chord charts and Christmas songs! Several ladies decided they wanted to learn to play, so practices soon took place round the kitchen table for weeks after.

Over the years, different ladies have been inspired to join them on their crazy ukulele journey, while others have moved on. However, they still have a core of founding members who have faithfully stayed the course and given the orchestra it’s unique and wonderful character that brings so much fun to their performances.

Supported by the Club’s Stalwart Floor Singers


2 Castlehill Road, Ayr, KA7 2HT

All Welcome 


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    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