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Winners are announced for MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards 2017

A full list of winners is available on the Hands Up For Trad website The MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards celebrated their 15th year in style (Saturday 2nd December) by bringing the biggest and best names in trad to a glitzy award ceremony in Paisley. Broadcast live on BBC ALBA, BBC Ra
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Paisley pupils connect with Indian counterparts through Digital Tapestry project

School pupils from Paisley and India have bridged the 4,000 plus miles between them to create unique artwork based on their shared lives. The Paisley and Jodhpur Digital Tapestry brought together 100 young people from two continents, who exchanged photographs on image sharing website
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MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards shortlist unveiled

Shortlisted nominations for the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards 2017 have been announced today (Tuesday 7th November). Heralded as the most prestigious award ceremony in the traditional music calendar, the winners will be revealed during a glitzy award ceremony on Saturday 2nd Decembe
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More than 10,000 people attend Spree festival events

More than 10,000 people attended events related to this year’s Spree festival – with homegrown musical megastar Paolo Nutini topping a list of sold-out shows and entertainment. The sixth edition of the town’s flagship cultural event – which closes tonight (TUES) R
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Paolo Nutini wows Paisley crowd with stunning homecoming show

Paisley’s homegrown musical megastar Paolo Nutini tonight played a triumphant homecoming charity gig in the stunning setting of the town’s 850-year-old Abbey. The eagerly-anticipated and exclusive event was rapturously received by the 550 fans lucky enough to be there – after more tha
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This weekend (20-22 October) at The Spree

It’s not just about Paolo, you know? This might be our biggest weekend ever at The Spree and, as well as a certain Homecoming charity concert in the Abbey, there’s absolutely loads happening across town… The Spree Friday 20 October Danny Kyle Open Stage – Spieg
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Dougie MacLean meets The Men’s Shed

    Local organisations from across Renfrewshire have enjoyed performances by some of the top names at this year’s Spree festival thanks to a community tickets scheme. The Men’s Shed is among the local groups to benefit with a visit to the Dougie MacLean gig at the Spiegelte
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Frightened Rabbit and RSNO wow Paisley Abbey crowd

Frightened Rabbit wowed the crowd in the spectacular surroundings of Paisley Abbey last night (Tuesday 17 October) with a unique collaboration with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. The Scots rockers teamed up with the orchestra for the one off show as part of Paisley’s national
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Artists greet Spree festival goers with colourful large scale art project

Local artists are putting their own stamp on the Spree Festival with a project to decorate the famous Spiegeltent venue. Sign writers and a graffiti artist are working on a series of hoardings at County Square. Rachel Millar, whose signage work has been championed by Paisley star Paol
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