From Irish folk bands to Scottish TV stars and Ayrshire’s finest musical theatre talent, performers from near and far are showcasing their talents in the area this week.

Highlights this week include comedians Leah MacRae and Kevin P Gilday who are taking their critically well received shows to Ayrshire on the same day.

Have a look and see what’s on in Ayrshire this week!

Leah MacRae Weighs In at The Gaiety’s Main Theatre, Ayr – March 10

Scottish star Leah MacRae is coming to Ayr in her critically acclaimed one woman comedy show which makes “light work of weighty issues.”

Leah has been a well-known face on Scottish stages and screens for over a decade, having starred on TV as Julie in Garry: Tank Commander and Ellie in River City, and in the stage shows 51 Shades of Maggie and My Big Fat Fabulous Diary.

Tickets cost £15-28 and are available on The Gaiety’s website:

Spam Valley at the Harbour Arts Centre, Irvine – March 10

Performed by Kevin P Gilday, this show splices theatre, stand-up and contemporary spoken word into one unique experience as it looks at what it means to be working-class in modern Britain.

The show is based off Kevin’s upbringing in Glasgow and his move from a working-class childhood to being middle-class in adulthood.

Tickets cost and £12 plus a small fee are available at the HAC’s website:

Fara at The Village Hall, West Kilbride – March 10

Acclaimed folk group Fara are coming to West Kilbride to showcase their musical talents and give Ayrshire a taste of Orkney’s traditional music.

The band has played around the world and in various festivals across their decade long career.

Tickets cost £15 and can be purchased by calling the Village Hall on 01294 829590 or online via Eventbrite:

Steamin’ Linda at Harleys, Ayr – March 10

The Ayrshire based three-piece will be performing covers of hit rock songs at their next gig in Harleys.

Entry is free and no tickets are required.

The Splinters at The Black Bull Inn, Dalry – March 11

Performing “old wave, new wave, punked up pop”, The Splinters will be taking to the stage in Dalry this week to play some upbeat tunes.

The free gig is part of the pub’s new weekend gig slots.

Sound Chaser at The Gaiety’s Studio Theatre, Ayr – March 11

Jazz act Sound Chaser will be performing music by artists such as Marco Valle, Hoagy Carmichael and Henry Mancini.

Comprised of saxophone, guitar, bass and drums, the group showcase classic jazz pieces and highlight hidden gems.

Costing £12-14, tickets are available

Brookfield Knights Presents: Cua at the Harbour Arts Centre, Irvine - March 12

Acclaimed Irish folk band Cua are visiting Irvine as part of their latest tour.

The group’s live shows have been given stellar reviews by respected critics with music writer Marc Higgins calling the trio “spellbinding.”

Tickets cost £12.50 plus a small booking fee and are available on the HAC website:

Sister Act at the Palace Theatre, Kilmarnock – March 14-18

Following a 1970s Philadelphia night club singer who witnesses a murder and is forced to take refuge in a convent, this comedy musical is based on the hit Whoopi Goldberg movie of the same name.

The Kilmarnock Amateur Operatic Society production stars a great pool of local talent and is sure to be a hit for fans of musicals and the movie alike.

Tickets cost £18-20 and are available here:

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