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The 2008 Mauchline Holy Fair took place on Saturday 24th May.
For a flavour of what happened - and perhaps see yourself 'as ithers see' you - see below.

                                      

            

Estimated attendance 20,000
people throughout the day.

             Headline Act was:- Eddi Reader and her full Band.

Eddi Reader explains:- "I sang My Love's Like a Red, Red Rose to a bunch of 'worse for the drink' people in a bar in Glasgow one cold January night and I felt something happening between me and the words and the people listening, something profoundly moving. After all my travels singing songs to people, I recognised this as being a vein of emotional gold as yet unmined ... I began to be spooked by him and started on a journey to find him, Robert, the guy from Ayrshire that I would have drunk with, walked with and probably got into trouble with. I wanted to show him off to everyone, sit folk down and say 'no! no! listen, listen, really listen, listen to this...'"

Also appearing were:-








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"I'm going to Mauchline Holy Fair,
To spend an hour in daffin:
Gin ye'll go there, yon runkled pair,
We will get famous laughin"


from The Holy Fair Robert Burns 1786

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