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Burns festival gives audiences a' that
03 June 2011 15:14
Skerryvore performrming at the Burns an a that festival in Ayr Town hall
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Ayrshire was alive with the sound of arts, music and culture at the end of the month courtesy of the burns an' a' that! Festival, which celebrated its tenth anniversary this year.
A key event on the arts and culture calendar in south-west Scotland, the burns an' a' that! Festival – supported by EventScotland and VisitScotland – celebrates the life, works and legacy of the Bard and also provides the opportunity to showcase the best Scottish talent around as well as some of the most popular mainstream acts.
The 2011 programme featured headline performances at Ayr Town Hall from Hue and Cry (with full seven piece band), Dougie MacLean, Midge Ure and Capercaillie for a Festival Finale,the Festival Opening Hoolie with Skerryvore, Counselled Out and The Train Wreckers and X Factor Night featuring Wagner, Paije Richardson and Ruth Lorenzo plus house band The Floorstompers.
As well as the headline events, an eclectic fringe programme was also available offering literary sessions, author talks, poetry picnics, arts and culture events, food and drink tasting events, live music, paranormal events, fun workshops and children's events running at a variety of venues across Ayrshire – many of which were free to attend.
Once again, the Festival proved to be very popular and highlighted Ayrshire's role as a positive and vibrant destination for arts and culture in south-west Scotland.