The Ayrshire Fiddle Orchestra

Afo performs the Scandinavian Reels

...it is like one big family and it is much more than just an orchestra

Ciaran, Orchestra leader 2014

The Ayrshire Fiddle Orchestra is

an Absolutely Fabulous Organisation

providing Fantastic Opportunities and

Amazing Friendly Occasions!

Matthew Taylor

We perform traditional Scottish music to excite, engage and enlighten all ages

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AFO are preparing for their annual exciting Arran weekend! Tickets now available for our concert in Whiting Bay Hall on Saturday 30th April. Priced just £5 from Arran Active or contact us at secretary@fiddleorchestra.com ... See more

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A visit to Westminster to play at the House of Commons Burns Supper ... See more

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Some of the Queen Margaret Academy contingent of AFO entertaining First Minister Nicola Sturgeon earlier this week. ... See more

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AFO in 2016

AFO in 2016

  Happy New Year everyone! 2016 looks to be a great year for the Ayrshire Fiddle Orchestra as plans for the 2017 North America start to unfold. We have lots of concerts and fundraisers lined up for this year and I personally am looking forward to each and every one of them. At our first rehearsal of 2016 we had a few new member and if they are even half as good as the new players that joined in August then the orchestra is set to be even better than before. Looking forward to what the year brings! –... read more
Bagpacking

Bagpacking

Every time at this time of year the orchestra packs its bags and head to the local supermarket to pack some other bags for other people doing their Christmas dinner shopping and New Years shopping. It is always the busiest shopping day for the supermarkets and we are there to lend a hand. We work in shifts throughout the day from 12 till 8 in Morrisons and 10 till 6 in Tesco on two separate days. Many of the players help out on the tills packing bags while other play some great tunes to the shoppers as they arrive to do their shopping. This always has a welcome reception and it brings a little joy to an otherwise boring shopping trip. This is always a great way for the orchestra to raise a little extra money that helps us throughout all of our trips and concerts. So thanks to all that donated, we hope you had a great Christmas and have a Happy New Year!... read more
Concerts at Christmas

Concerts at Christmas

This Christmas time two small groups spent two afternoons visiting the Ayrshire Hospice and the Creggan Bahn Nursing Home in Ayr bring music to the residents and staff at theses establishment. The music went down very well and we even had some residents singing with us during the recognisable Robert Burns’ songs. All of Mr Galbraith’s jokes also went down very well, I think he even learned some new ones from the residents. The wonderful staff at both events provided the players with drink and snacks which really made us feel the Christmas spirit. I hope we are able to go back and play to them again in the future. –... read more
Christmas Concert 2015

Christmas Concert 2015

The biggest night of the year for the orchestra in undoubtably the AFO Christmas Concert. This is the first chance that the new players will play on stage with all the other members of the orchestra. The concert just goes to show all the hard work everyone has put in since starting back in August. After the tour many of the senior members left the orchestra to go on to University, however this has not slowed AFO down at all, as we have been joined by so many new young players. These new members were able to show our audience what they could do with a solo number and I can safely say that in my time in the orchestra I have never heard a new group of players as good as this lot. The concert also featured other groups including Ciaran, Fraser and Ross who debuted Karegia a tune written by Ciaran while on tour. It was a fantastic tune, which had all of the tour players wishing we were back in Africa. Thanks to all who braved the weather and came along for an evening of music. –... read more
Jingle Bells Lyrics

Jingle Bells Lyrics

Jingle Bells Dashing through the snow, In a one horse open sleigh Over the fields we go Laughing all the way. bells on bob tail ring making spirits bright What fun it is to ride and sing A sleighing song tonight Oh jingle bells jingle bells jingle all the way! Oh what fun it is to ride In a one horse open sleigh, Hey! Jingle bells jingle bells Jingle all the way! Oh what fun it is to ride In a one horse open sleigh A day or two ago I thought I’d took a ride And soon Miss Fannie Bright Was Seated by my side The horse was lean and lank Miss fortuned seemed his lot He got into a drifted bank And we all got upset Oh jingle bells jingle bells jingle all the way! Oh what fun it is to ride In a one horse open sleigh, Hey! Jingle bells jingle bells Jingle all the way! Oh what fun it is to ride In a one horse open One horse open One Horse Open... read more

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May 7, 2016
  • Rehearsal
    May 7, 2016 12:45 pm - 3:00 pm

    Location: Kingcase Prestwick


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  • AFO agm
    May 7, 2016 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


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