About the AFO
The AFO is a collection of dedicated young people
who come together to keep alive the traditional music of Scotland
The Orchestra has steadily matured since those early beginnings and now has 130 violinists, cellists, bass players and percussionists from 10 to 18 years old. Scots fiddler, and former member of the orchestra, David Moore is now Musical Director of the AFO.
AFO continues to engage, excite and enlighten about Scots music today
Our two main concerts of the year are held at Ayr Town Hall in June and December. The full Orchestra always performs to a sell-out crowd and the concerts are the best way for parents, friends and family to hear the development in the playing skill of their children.
International Tours have become a regular feature of the Orchestra’s activities with the dual benefit of taking their particular brand of Fiddle playing to a wider audience and introducing the players to cultures and customs around the world
In the Community
Apart from two major concerts in Ayr at Christmas and midsummer, the Orchestra performs regularly throughout Ayrshire and the West of Scotland, giving Charity concerts and providing musical entertainment at a wide range of corporate and civic events.