Pauline Vallance (Tannahill Songs Workshop) 2pm Tannahill Cottage, Queen Street
Step back in time and join singer, songwriter and clarsach player Pauline Vallance, as she performs the songs of Paisley’s illustrious weaver poet Robert Tannahill, in the beautiful setting of the cottage in which the bard lived all his life. This workshop will also feature original songs by the artist, and audience members will have the opportunity to learn some of Tannahill’s songs. Book tickets here using the button below:
Reely Jiggered 8pm, Superleague, Blackhall Street PA1 1TD
Celebrate a safe return to live music with Reely Jiggered, the band taking folk music to new heights with their unique fusion of folk, funk, rock, pop and jazz. Fresh from headlining international festivals including The Fringe (Edinburgh), Celtival (Italy), Volmarstein (Germany), Musica en Verano (Mexico) and The Lyre (Tokyo), audience members can expect talent, passion and creativity rivalled by few live acts performing today.
Campfire Storytelling Club 2pm St George's Church, Causeyside Street
Join Sue Kirkwood around our special indoor campfire for some traditional storytelling and sing-alongs. Children (and grown-ups!) will love getting creative and making their own stories, exploring fantastical themes and courageous characters! Children aged 3-5 are welcome and parents can join in with the fun or enjoy a nice coffee (we only request that parents remain in the building during the session). Book tickets here using the button below:
Script To Stage Online Event - Live Streamed from Hopscotch Theatre Studio 2.30pm. Just click the button below
Script to Stage introduces new and less experienced writers to the process of development through collaboration, rehearsal and rehearsed reading, as well as helping more experienced writers through the incredible difference it makes when words are brought off the page.
The Well Happy Band 7.30pm The Bungalow Bar, Shuttle Street
The Well Happy band started in 2015 when 2 people with their electro acoustic Ukulele’s chanced their arm and got a last minute gig at The Eden Festival. The Well Happy Band has grown somewhat and played many feel good gigs since then, including The Wickerman Festival, Solfest, The Kelburn Garden Party, Mugstock and the 100 Bands on the Borders Festival. Now a 13 strong piece band of merry folk, The Well Happy Band are bringing original and fresh sound to every gig they play. The band consists of an array of musical instruments, making each song they play sound fantastic! This includes a brass section, percussion section and keyboards. With lots of fun, laughs and audience participation, The Well Happy Band guarantee to get the crowd going with inspiring and up-beat songs about happiness, love, life, laughter and gratitude. And best of all, you’re left with a big smile on your face! Book tickets here using the button below:
Tuesday 28th "The End" - a new play by Karen Herbison 7.30pm The Bungalow Bar, Shuttle Street
Enjoy "A Play, A Pud, A Pint, and Patter" and enjoy Karen's one-act play followed by a Q and A hosted by Script to Stage Renfrewhire. Frankie comes home from yet another overtime shift to care for her elderly and infirm mother. Shifts she takes to delay coming home.
Our conclusions seem initially simple but conversations and unfolding accusations will have us changing our minds and battling with ourselves and friends all the way to the bar and beyond. Book tickets here using the button below:
Thursday 30th Song Recital with Toni James (piano) and Alison McNeil (soprano) 1pm Paisley Abbey
In the first of three incredible concerts held in the majestic setting of Paisley Abbey, you will enjoy a romantic, sensual and passionate programme of music about love performed by two of Scotland’s finest classical musicians, soprano Alison McNeill and pianist Toni James. The audience will experience equal parts fiery passion in the evocative music of Spanish composers Joaquín Rodrigo and Antón García Abril, as well soaring emotional heights of Vincenzo Bellini and Franz Lehár. Book tickets here using the button below:
A musical collaboration from Paisley buddies, Neil Thomson and Evelyn Laurie, Silver Threads brings together a collection of songs about their hometown: some old (Tannahill, MacDonald), some more recently composed (Kyle, McVicar) and some of their own creations. Both singer-songwriters, Evelyn is most often found in a jazz setting, having released two critically acclaimed albums, while Neil is a talented instrumentalist, well known in the traditional music scene and a co-founder of the Crieff Folk Club. Two additional musicians, on guitar and violin, will join them for this performance, which is the first public airing of the set. Book tickets here using the button below:
Luca Manning with Fergus McCreadie Paisley Abbey 8pm
Luca Manning is an individual - an exciting artist with a big voice and a story to tell. Stylistically androgynous in both their music and presentation, Luca continually blurs lines and questions rigidity at every opportunity. Luca’s journey so far has included collaborating with Glasgow nujazz collective corto.alto, performing at the EFG London Jazz Festival Opening Gala ‘Jazz Voice’ and collaborating with dancer, choreographer and all round icon Steph Burrell. “Rising Star” Award Winner at the Scottish Jazz Awards 2018 "Jazz Newcomer of the year" Winner Parliamentary Jazz Awards 2020
Since Fergus burst onto the national scene with his self-released debut album Turas in 2018, Fergus has racked up awards including Album of the Year at the Parliamentary and Scottish Jazz Awards, the shortlist of cross-genre Scottish Album of the Year Award 2019, finalist in the 2018 BBC Jazz Musician of the Year and more recently, in October 2020, he was awarded Best Instrumentalist at the Scottish Jazz Awards. Book tickets here by clicking the button below:
Scottish Textualities (please note this is an ONLINE ONLY event) 7.30pm Live-Streamed from The Gatehouse Coffee Roasters To watch this event please click the button below:
Scottish Textualities is a multi-media collaborative set celebrating Scots language, music, and culture with writer Anne M Scriven, musicians We Three Quinns, and photographer Sam Scriven. Anne is a non-fiction writer whose published works include Learning To Listen: Life and a Nervous Dog, Provenance: Tales of A Bookshop and Cadences: Notes from an Ordinary Life. Anne will be joined by a family of talented musicians, We Three Quinns and Sam Scriven, a freelance videographer and award-winning photographer. Book tickets here by clicking the button below:
Saturday 2nd The Urban Historian - Walking tour ("Radical Paisley Heritage") 1.30pm - 3.30pm Meeting Point: Entrance to Langs Tannery, Seedhill
Stephen, as the Urban Historian, has been delivering short courses in history and family history along with Heritage Walks in Paisley for many years. He graduated from the University of Glasgow with a degree in History, and went on to complete a Masters in Multimedia from the then University of Paisley. Stephen has worked as an archaeologist on many archaeological digs in Paisley, Renfrewshire and beyond, and has taught local history, archaeology and family history at the University of the West of Scotland and the University of Dundee. Stephen is a former chair of Paisley Thread Mill Museum, and a member of the Renfrewshire Local History Forum. In addition to this the Urban Historian has also advised the Renfrewshire Tapestry Group on historical aspects of the old County of Renfrew along with other historical projects for Renfrewshire Council. Stephen has recently been involved in the publication ‘ Conquered by No One: People’s History of the Scots who made the Declaration of Arbroath in 1320’. Stephen wrote a chapter on Walter Stewart, 6th Hugh Steward of Scotland, looking at his life and family history. The book was published In October 2020. Book tickets here by clicking the button below:
Tillie The Naughty Fairy (Book Launch) 3.30pm Starlight Studios, Wellmeadow Street
Join Tillie and her best friend Eddie the stinky elf, as they head out on a magical, interactive, adventure to help Grandpa. In their quest to help, Tillie and Eddie get themselves into all sorts of magical mischief. Can they solve their problems and stay out of trouble? They may need your help along the way to build this story adventure.. Specially developed to support dyslexic readers, Tillie’s adventures are designed to inspire children, and their grown-ups, to get involved and build their own creations. Book tickets here by clicking the button below:
Tanna Slamma Ding Dong This event incorporates the prize giving for The Corbin Miles Memorial Prize 7.30pm Callum's Cavern, Old Sneddon Street
A bright night of spoken word from some of the best performance poets in the land, local voices, and sweet musical interludes. You will not want to miss this raucous and celebratory night. During this event, there will be a prize giving for The Corbin Miles Memorial Prize. Paisley native Corbin Miles worked tirelessly to encourage the arts, especially in young people. Please see www.tannahillarts.com/corbinmiles for details of the prize and whether you may be eligible to apply.