We are an amateur orchestra based in the beautiful South West of Scotland and hope our website inspires you to attend one of our fabulous concerts in the near future.


Centenary Programme 2021-22

We were delighted to welcome an audience back to the town hall for our Christmas concert in December 2021. The programme included the usual festive favourites as well as the Prelude from Grieg’s Holberg Suite and Gabriel’s Oboe by Ennio Morricone.

Our Spring concert this year was held on Sunday 20th March at 7:30 p.m.

This concert continued our centenary celebrations and we have enjoyed rehearsing together again over the past few months in preparation for our special event. 

Our Spring programme included Ballet Egyptien, by Luigini, which was first performed by the orchestra in its inaugural concert in 1921. We also featured Rachmaninov’s magnificent second symphony.



We look forward to seeing you soon.


John took up the baton with the ASO for the 1992/93 season.

He studied French Horn and pianoforte at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama where he worked under a number of eminent conductors.

His early orchestral experience was further enhanced while as a member of the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland.


Kathleen has played the violin since the age of 9, studying under both Wallace Galbraith and Warren Jacobs.

She has been a member of and has toured extensively with The National Youth Orchestra of Scotland, Strathclyde Schools Symphony Orchestra, The National Youth String Orchestra of Scotland and was a founder member of The Ayrshire Fiddle Orchestra.


The members of the Orchestra are mainly amateur players, though our number includes many who earn a living from music. We have members from a wide range of ages and from all walks of life. Players come from all over Ayrshire and beyond.

Ayrshire Symphony Orchestra is currently at full capacity. Anyone wishing to join the orchestra should in the first instance send their CV to our Secretary, Louise Barrett.