Musicians unite to create special ‘Ayrshire Folk For Ukraine’ fundraiser

Ayrshire folk singers and musicians are banding together for a charity event next month to raise money for Ukrainian refugees.

Ayrshire Folk For Ukraine will be presented at the Gaiety Theater in Ayr and musicians from the city, Irvine and beyond are gearing up to take part.

The organizers have finalized the program and already 30 performing professionals and club singers have registered for the three and a half hour musical fundraiser.

It is hoped that the event will be sold out.

A spokesperson for the organizers said: “Ayr Phoenix Folk Club joins the ranks of the Gaiety Theater for a fundraising concert in support of Ukrainian refugees, featuring professional performing artists and volunteer singers from folk clubs across Ayrshire.

“Ayrshire Folk For Ukraine will be a folk music gala concert organized to make a large and much needed financial donation to Ukraine’s current dire humanitarian cause.”



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The evening program is presented by main guests Alastair McDonald, Fraser and Ian Bruce and Gavin Patterson, supported by the Dalrymple Ladies Ukulele Orchestra and the Folk Club Floor Singers – with a special appearance by Ukrainian musician Vlada Kupriyanova.

Irvine Folk Club has already organized a bus with 46 of their local audience ready to attend.

The concert, which will take place on Wednesday July 13 from 7 p.m., will be produced and produced by Ayr Phoenix Folk Club, in association with Irvine Folk Club, Girvan Folk Club, Dalry Folk Club, OIR Folk Club, Girvan Traditional Folk Festival and The Theater of Joy.

A spokesperson added: ‘The excitement is really building. This is an excellent humanitarian fundraising collaboration from the Ayrshire folk community for such an important cause, truly reflecting how ‘We are ‘Jock Tamson weaning’ is not just a virtue of ‘Scottish human equality.’

To book tickets, go to https://thegaiety.co.uk/events/ayrshire-folk-for-ukraine/

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