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  • HAC 24th August 2018

    Nick Harper

    Son of the legendary Roy Harper, Nick Harper has been described as 'One of the finest guitarists of his generation, his soaring vocal range and propensity for epic song place him somewhere between Rufus Wainwright and Jeff Buckley' (Mojo). A folk troubadour, an acoustic balladeer - with a touch of rock 'n' roll on the side. He's not folk. He's emo skiffle. Pastoral hard rock. Progressive soul, etc etc.......in short, a singer/songwriter who may well be right up ytour street.

     

    Tickets on sale soon.

    Son of the legendary ...
  • HAC 15th September 2018

    Louise Connell

    NEW DATE!

    Louise Connell is a singer-songwriter from Airdrie, near Glasgow. Previously performing and releasing her music under the name REVERIEME, she has earned a considerable reputation as an outstanding songwriter, with a particular knack for framing intelligent, literate lyrics in haunting and beautiful melodies, delivered by “a voice that would melt iron” (Ravechild)


    Her first studio album, Straw Woman (2016), was released to consistent critical acclaim and overwhelmingly positive reviews, and was the featured album of the week on several BBC Radio Scotland programmes as well as receiving general airplay on Radio 2, Radio 6 (Lauren Laverne’s “Headphone Moment”), Radio 4, Virgin Radio and Amazing Radio.


    Recently, her work has come to the attention of legendary artist and designer James Marsh. Famous for his wonderful illustrations for records by Talk Talk, Jamiroquai and many others, James drew inspiration from Louise’s newest songs to create a series of beautiful designs for her forthcoming releases, which will be the first records released under her own name Louise Connell.
    These will be a series of three 6-track EPs, each of which will reflect a slightly differ
    ent aspect of Louise’s writing and performance. The first EP, Squall will be released on October 20th, with parts 2 and 3 (Echo and Rale) following in March and May 2018 respectively.


    Having performed at various festivals during the summer, both solo and with her band (Belladrum, Solas Festival, XpoNorth, Butefest, Jocktoberfest, Parkfest, North Hop etc) as well as a number of live appearances across the UK, Germany and Sweden, Louise and her band recently filmed a very well-received live set for BBC’s The Quay Sessions.
    Inspired by the myriad books, films and records she has devoured throughout her life, Louise Connell creates captivating, haunting songs that offer an intriguing glimpse of an inquisitive mind and a unique view of the world around her, and writes with a depth and intelligence that very few can match.

    NEW DATE! Louise Connell is ...
  • Troon Concert Hall, 21st September 2018

    U2 Baby

    There are tribute acts and there are tribute acts and U2 Baby are the best of all. The stage set, the production, the depth of the back catalogue they dip into, it's as close to Bono, Edge, Adam and Larry as you're ever likely to see in a venue this size. Did someone say Even Better Than The Real Thing? U2 Baby must be seen to be believed, trust us.

    This show is a Freckfest Fundraiser, with all funds raised going towards our big event in 2019. Support local music!

    Tickets available here.

    There are tribute acts ...
  • Troon Concert Hall, 22nd September 2018

    Ultimate Bowie

    Ultimate Bowie is exactly that - a 2 hour + show spanning the big hits and choice album cuts that made David Bowie the undisputed icon that he is. Featuring a chronological run through of all your Bowie favourites, it's the only way to hear these songs exactly as the Thin White Duke himself performed them.

    This show is a Freckfest Fundraiser. All funds from the show will go towards our big event in 2019. Support local music!

    Tickets available here.

    Ultimate Bowie is exactly ...

Dead Hope - Pigs

  • How to Support

    Freckfest is run by a group of dedicated music enthusiasts who aim to bring back a thriving music scene to ...
  • Tickets

    Freckfest tickets can be purchased at the Harbour Arts Centre box office in Irvine or through the Ticketweb website.

Made in Irvine. For Ayrshire.

Freckfest is a charitable organisation, voluntarily run by a small group of music enthusiasts. Named in honour of Willie Freckleton (browse these pages to find out all about him) our main aim is to revive a flagging local music scene.

Whether it's one of our monthly Freckfest Fridays in the intimate settings of the Harbour Arts Centre, a raucous night of ska in Troon Concert Hall or a big gig with a superstar name at the Grand Hall in Kilmarnock, we aim to put on something for everyone. You really should get along to one of our gigs...

To join our mailing list, please send your details to freckfest@gmail.com and we'll make sure you're kept up to date with all of Freckfest's goings on.

Freckfest is a registered Scottish charity: SC044712