BOOK 50 Years of Marymass Festival

The book, 50 Years of Marymass Festival, is now available to PRE-ORDER. It is being printed in limited quantities – our own ‘First Edition’. Please place you orders over the next couple of weeks and then the book will be sent off for printing. It is a large book – about 1 inch thick in old money – with lots of photographs and plenty to read and dip in and out of over time. The club needs pre-payment to be able to pay for the printing, so please order online of you can, or contact Joyce to make other arrangements. Here is the link to order: BOOK 50 Years of Marymass Folk Festival

50 Years of Marymass Folk Festival – A few clips and a preview of the book

On what would have been the weekend of Marymass Folk Festival, were it not for the Covid interruption, here are a few ‘historic’ audio and video clips for you to enjoy – featuring Iain Mackintosh, Adam McNaughtan, The Sands Family, Eric Bogle, Bill Barclay and the 4 A’s. Plus a chance to see some of the content for the book ’50 Years of Marymass Folk Festival, which is now almost ready to go to press. You will be able to order it over the next couple of weeks to get your very own ‘First Edition’. It is a large book, over 350 pages, lots of photographs, many memories and a few things you may be surprised to find out. An absolute bargain at only £20. Order via the Irvine Folk Club website.

THIS VIDEO WILL BE PASSWORD PROTECTED UNTIL 7.30 PM THIS MARYMASS SATURDAY. So look out a bottle, perhaps get some stories on the go, and sit back and enjoy. USE THIS LINK TO SEE THE VIDEO. It lasts around 30 minutes.

Marymass Tickets now on sale, Online

Tickets for Friday and Saturday evening Marymass Festival concerts are now available to purchase Online. FRIDAY 23rd August. 8pm Vineburgh Community Centre – The outstanding Celine Donoghue – fantastic tenor banjo player and fiddler and vocalist – will be joined by Neil Sturgeon on guitar and vocals and Thomas McCabe on Button Box for the opening concert on Friday Night at Vineburgh Community Centre. It would be advised to book a seat – Celine is a firm favourite with Irvine audiences.
SATURDAY 24th August. 7.30pm The Volunteer Rooms The Tannahill Weavers headline the Marymass Saturday Night Concert in the Volunteer Rooms.

To book online

For all info on the 52nd Marymass Folk Festival email phone 01294 551047 mob 07798 572926

The 51st Marymass Folk Festival – Thursday 23rd – Sunday 26th August, 2018

It’s time to start planning for the Marymass Folk Festival, telling your friends, and even booking your tickets. Artists booked so far: Celtic Quines, Siobhan Miller Band, Tom McConville & Andy Watt, Sheena Wellington, Fiona Forbes, Fiona Hunter, Barbara Dymock, Pernille and Stephen Quigg, The Wendy Weatherby Band, John Graham & Jim Jack – plus storytelling sessions for all ages. Festival MCs: Willie Sinclair & Dominic Boyce. Tickets are available from the club, from Joyce Hodge or ONLINE:


THURSDAY 23 August: Celtic Quines in concert with Festival Residents
Vineburgh Community Centre – 8pm to 11pm – Tickets £15
FRIDAY 24 August: Siobhan Miller Band in concert with Festival Residents
Vineburgh Community Centre – 8pm to 11pm – Tickets £15
SATURDAY 25 August: STRONG WOMEN: Sheena Wellington, Fiona Forbes, Fiona Hunter, Barbara Dymock in concert with Festival Residents
Volunteer Rooms, High Street, KA12 0AB – 7.30pm to 12midnight – Tickets £15


Friday Lunchtime Session: The Ship Inn, 12.30 – 2pm
Friday Folk Concert for Senior Citizens: Volunteer Rooms, 2 – 4pm
Friday The Danny Kyle Tea-Time Session: The Ship Inn, 4.30 – 6pm
Saturday The Marymass Saturday Bash: Woodlands Centre, 11.30 – 3pm
Saturday A Session at The Ship: The Ship Inn, 2 – 5pm
Sunday The Marymass Sunday Singaround + World Whammy Diddling and Chuckie-Chucking Championships: Vineburgh Community Centre, 2 – 5pm
Sunday The Big MFF High Tea: Vineburgh Community Centre, 4pm (£5 must be pre-booked 01294 551047 by Friday)
Sunday The Survivors’ Session: The Ship Inn, 7pm onwards

Marymass 50 Concert: The Johnny Silvo Story – The Townhouse, Irvine. Friday 27th October, 7.30pm

The confirmed date for the first of our special Marymass50 Concerts in the Townhouse is FRIDAY 27th October, at 7.30pm. Tickets are £8, available from Joyce at the Folk Club, or on-line. We can now announce that the main ‘storyteller’ for this evening will be Alastair McDonald. Please tell your friends about this concert. It will be a wonderful evening.