Ayrshire’s musical talent will take to the stage for the first ever folk festival to take place in the heart of Ayr this summer.

Fresh Ayr is set to take place in Ayr’s Rozelle Park between August 11 and 13.

The Alistair McCulloch Trio, Binky Blue and Jeremy Levif have been announced amongst many more.

Other local talent will also include fiddler and singer Lauren Collier and her band, guitarist, flautist and singer-songwriter Seán Gray, as well as Bodhrán player Ewan Baird, who will be playing as part of neo-trad trio Project Smok and The Paul McKenna Band - who were named by The New York Times as “the best folk band to have come out of Scotland in the last 20 years”.

The local musicians will join more than 25 artists on the line-up of entertainment, alongside international acts, up-and-coming stars and homegrown talent.

Ayrshire-based French pop-rock singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jeremy Levif and local sibling guitar and fiddle duo Binky Blue have also just been confirmed as additions to the bill. 

Binky Blue is made up of Ayrshire brother and sister Jared and Rianna Muir who combine electronic, pop, folk and traditional music while experimenting with different sounds and textures, generating an exciting and energetic sound. 

Ayr’s own Alistair McCulloch and his trio will also take to the Fresh Ayr stage, on the opening day.

The fiddler will perform alongside Aaron Jones (Old Blind Dogs) on bouzouki, guitar and vocals and Mark Duff (formerly of Capercaillie) on whistles. 

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The 1000-capacity event will also offer a host of family entertainment across the weekend, with art and craft stalls as well as creative, woodland and circus workshops including dream catcher making, wood whittling and juggling.

For learners there will be music workshops running on the Saturday and Sunday morning.

All workshops are included in the price of the attendees’ ticket. 

The party will carry on in the evenings with ceilidhs taking place on the Friday and Saturday.

Artisan food and drink vendors will also be on site, offering a range of delicious options to keep everyone fueled up and refreshed across the weekend.

Organisers will also put on event shuttle buses that will run hourly from Ayr town centre to the park, and back again.

Blair Parham, Director of Fresh Ayr Folk Fest, said: “It is a pleasure to have acts from across Scotland and beyond, including some incredible talent from Ayrshire itself, performing at Fresh Ayr.

"It’s shaping up to be an unforgettable weekend and we can’t wait to welcome music lovers of all ages to Rozelle Park this summer. We hope it will become a staple event in the calendar of folk fans across the country for years to come.”

Fresh Ayr Folk Fest is supported by South Ayrshire Council.

More information and tickets are available at www.freshayrfolkfest.com.