Ardrossan Music Experience // Programme


2019 Programme Details

Current events

Ardrossan Beer and Music Festival, Thursday 27th to Saturday 29th June, 2019. Ardrossan Rugby Club, in association with the Ardrossan Music Experience present a beer festival, live music on the Saturday, hot food stalls, cask ales.

Full 3 day festival details here.

Sound on the Sand. We're back! Saturday 3rd August, 2019 on The Promenade, Ardrossan. Doors open at 12.30pm with tickets priced at only £35 for a full day of fantastic music. Children under 16 are free if accompanied by an adult who has purchased a ticket. Bands confirmed are Hue & Cry, Hipsway, CAEZAR, The Dunwells, Chris Greig & The Merchants and The Best Bad Influence. Read about the bands!

Buy your Sound on the Sand tickets online here.


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The Maltman Big Band

The Maltman Big Band from Glasgow (view their Facebook page) performed on Saturday 18th May in the Civic Centre, Ardrossan.

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AME Songwriting Sessions 2019

Tuesday 12th February, 2019 and every Tuesday after for 8 weeks. These sessions were held in the Civic Centre Lounge, Ardrossan from 7pm to 9pm. The sessions were hosted by the internationally acclaimed singer/songwriter JJ Gilmour supported by Colin Kennedy from the Colin Kennedy Band.

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Live Music Weekend

Friday 8th March 2019 and Saturday 9th March 2019. The venue was the Ardrossan Civic Centre and doors opened at 7pm.
Friday 8th March - Tom McGuire & The Brassholes and The Simon Brett Band.
Saturday 9th March - Colin Kennedy Band and Chris Greig & The Merchants.

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Gig in support of Ardrossan Foodbank

Saturday 24th November, 7.30pm to 11pm in the Ardrossan Indoor Bowling Club. Entry fee was a bag of food containing tinned mince, tinned stew, tinned chicken in white sauce, tinned carrots, tinned corn, tinned potatoes, tinned peas. Live music was from Derek Martin and Chris Greig and The Merchants.

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Tuesday 2nd October, 2018 and every Tuesday after for 8 weeks, finishing on Tuesday 20th November, 2018. These sessions were held in the Civic Centre Lounge, Ardrossan from 7pm to 9pm. The sessions were led by the internationally acclaimed singer/songwriter JJ Gilmour supported by Colin Kennedy from the Colin Kennedy Band.

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Gig in support of Ardrossan Foodbank

Saturday 15th September, 7.30pm to 11pm in the Ardrossan Indoor Bowling Club. Entry fee was a bag of tinned food containing mince, stew, vegetables etc. Live music was from the internationally acclaimed singer/songwriter JJ Gilmour and The Simon Brett Band.

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Ardrossan Music Experience 2018

The fabulous Hipsway headlined AME2018 on Saturday 21st July. Opening act was the Colin Kennedy Band. Read about Hipsway and the Colin Kennedy Band.

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We held a Food Bank Gig at the Ardrossan Indoor Bowling Club on Saturday 17th March, 2018, 7.30pm to 11pm. Entry fee was a bag of food containing tinned meat, UHT milk, breakfast cereals and fruit juice. Live music from The Colin Kennedy Band, with support from Sean Kennedy and Band. View the poster here for full information.

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Songwriting Sessions with JJ Gilmour (former Silencers frontman) - started Tuesday 23rd January, 7pm to 9pm in the Ardrossan Civic Centre, then every Tuesday for 7 weeks. View the poster here for full information.

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The McDougalls Singalong Show, a free musical mayhem event for all the family took place at the Ardrossan Civic Centre, Glasgow Street on Saturday 27th January, 3pm-4pm. Thanks to everyone who came along for a great day.

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We held a Food Bank Gig on Friday 1st December at Ardrossan Indoor Bowling Club. Entry was a bag of food.

Rif Raf and JJ Gilmour and Band were the acts. Thanks to everyone who donated and came along on the evening.

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Thanks to everyone who helped make the Sound on the Sand event such a great success. View some tweets and a video from the day. The official Sound on the Sand 2017 video - watch it here!

Here's a list of the bands that appeared at this event.

- The Skids

Other bands included

  • The Pale Kids (opening act)
  • Foggy City Orphan
  • Losing Ground
  • Simon Brett Band
  • Lemonhaze
  • The Colin Kennedy Band
  • Adam Holmes & The Embers
  • JJ Gilmour & Band

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AME 2018

Saturday 21st July, 2018

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The Bands

Hipsway

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The Colin Kennedy Band

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Ardrossan Civic Centre

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