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Drums N' Roses Bring the Rave to Ayr High Street as Part of Tamfest Celebrations 

Visitor's to this years Tamfest in Ayr were treated to a fantastic band called Drums & Rose's which seen clubland tunes played using only Bagpipes and Drums.

Photo: Ayrshire Daily News (ADN)

Locals came together in huge numbers to celebrate the fifth year of Tamfest - Ayr's very own Tam o Shanter Festival.

The festival is a unique celebration of Robert Burns’ ghostly tale Tam O’ Shanter and is held annually within the Ayr Town Centre. The event boasts a wide range of activities throughout the day for all ages.

Ayrshire's one and only Colin McArdle hosted the cutty sark main entertainment stage, getting the audience all revved up for a fantastic line up of acts such as magician Fraser Stokes, Ken O'Hara as Tam o Shanter, Ayr Dance Vision and the main headliner Kevin Simm - who is the lead singer with Wet Wet Wet.

It really was a spooky sensation with a variety of street performers popping up wherever you stepped foot, showing off some spectacular juggling skills, stilt walking, fire performances, poets and much more.

The Kyle Centre was utilised for local dance groups, face painting, and interactive stalls for the young ones - including getting your photo taken with snakes.

As the sun starts to set on a beautiful, but cold day, crowds line the High Street for the big Day o' The Deid parade.

Afterwards, Drums N' Roses took over the bottom end of the town piping out Scooter, DJ Sammy and Ed Sheeran tunes - all with the drums and bagpipes.

If you would like to find out more about the Tamfest charity organisation and would like to help support the event next year, see


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