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Ardrossan musician Emma Durkan set to play Fresh Ayr festival

Emma Durkan will take the stage at Fresh Ayr in the town’s Rozelle Park, which runs from August 11-13.

Emma will join more than 30 artists in the entertainment lineup, alongside international artists, rising stars and other native Ayrshire talent.

She will perform on the acoustic stage on the Sunday of the festival.

Emma Durkan has been playing traditional music on the violin since the age of 11 and the clarsach (celtic harp) since the age of 14.

Now 30 years old, she is an accomplished musician with years of experience performing and teaching as well as a passion for music.

Having studied at the Royal Conservatory of Scotland and the University of Newcastle, Emma has gone on to perform at renowned venues across the UK, both solo and with a number of ceilidh bands.

She is also a member of the Indian/Scotland group The Fusioneers, and in 2017 released an EP of her own songs and remixes called The Girl with the Cloak.

Other acts on the Fresh Ayr bill include award-winning Scottish supergroup Manran, one of the world’s most successful fiddle groups Blazin’ Fiddles, genre-bending Talisk, who combines concertina, guitar and fiddle to create a multi-layered, creative sonic signature.

Kinnaris Quintet is also set to delight the crowds at Rozelle Park, drawing influences from Scottish and Irish music, bluegrass, old and classical music, as well as the young Gnoss quartet, who bring in traditional music. tradition and unique warmth to their live performances.

The festival offers plenty of family entertainment over the weekend, with arts and crafts stalls as well as creative, forestry and circus workshops including dream ring making, woodcutting and tossing excited.

All seminars are included in the ticket price.

For those who want to camp, there will be no extra cost.

Organizers will run event shuttle buses that run hourly from Ayr town center to the park and back.

Blair Parham, director of Fresh Ayr Folk Fest, said: “It is a pleasure to have artists from across Scotland and beyond, including some incredible talent from Ardrossan, perform at Fresh Ayr.

“This is going 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 an important event on the calendars of folk fans around the country for many years to come.”

Fresh Ayr Folk Fest is supported by South Ayrshire Council.

More information and tickets are available at


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