Aly Bain and Phil Cunningam will be hosting an event in Paisley Abbey on Friday the 16th September. Tickets can be booked www.tickets-scotland.com see the following information below on Aly & Phil. or go to their website http://www.philandaly.com/
Aly Bain is Scotland’s supreme traditional style fiddler. His playing is unique – driving, impassioned and pure – with vibrant, unmistakable tone that has earned him a following of ardent fans throughout the world. Born in Lerwick, Shetland in 1946 Aly began playing the fiddle at the age of eleven. In his early twenties, Aly headed to mainland Scotland. His dramatic playing, with great tone and technical ability brought early recognition as an outstanding musician of the folk music revival, and almost overnight, raised the level of expectation for music lovers throughout the country.
The Scottish Cycling Championships in Paisley were excellent, the action on the circuit was intense and an excellent days competition took place. We have lots more photos online at www.facebook.com/paisleyscotland or click here for our photos from todays Paisley Event which was another cracker to the towns event calendar. Read more
The Annual Wallace Day parade which starts from Ludovic Square in Johnstone right up to the William Wallace memorial in Elderslie is always an excellent event in the Renfrewshire Calendar.
Here is a video of the parade which took place on Saturday the 20th of August 2011. Read more
Summer African Cultural Event 2011
Renfrewshire Effort To Empower Minorities (REEM) had organized a fun-filled event on 19/08/2011 in the Paisley Town Hall. Gates opened at 3p.m till 11p.m.
There was dance and music performances, a fashion show, lots of food and drinks as well as a variety of kids activities such as face painting and a kids dance competition.
Everything was FREE to all. Good to see so many people who attended. Read more
Danny Lennon got his wish and must be in the running for manager of the month after his St Mirren side bounced back from a slim defeat last week to come from behind at Easter Road.
Gary O’Connor had put Hibs ahead in the 24th minute with a powerful shot across the St Mirren goal leaving Samson helpless. St Mirren fortunately got back into the match in the 41st minute due to an unfortunate error by Calum Booth. Ex Cardiff and Rangers striker Stephen Thompson slotted the ball home after Jeroen Tesselaar had raced in on goal and slipped the ball into ‘Thommo’s’ path.
Worse was to come for the hosts when Palsson dwelled on the ball and was robbed of possession by Tesselaar who threaded the ball through to the other Thomson running from midfield, who’s finishing was clinical.
Hibs seemed stunned to go in at half time behind and in the 2nd half relied on Ivan Sproule too much. St Mirren continued the game in the second half just as positively as they had finished the first half with Gary Teale pushing up beside Thompson in attack.
The Saints did tire towards the end of the game but Hibs could not capitalise on this and St Mirren return to Paisley with 3 points in the bag which, come end of the season, may prove valuable.
Hibernian 1-2 St Mirren FT (HT 1-2) O’Connor 25; Thompson 42: Thomson 45+1
Here are a few images from today’s Fire Engine Rally held in Paisley town centre.
For more events in the Paisley schedule please check our up to date events listing which can be found by clicking here
Saints make the trip to Edinburgh to face Hibernian hoping to make amends for last weeks last minute loss. Hugh Murray, Aaron Mooy and Darren McGregor still on the sidelines along with Nigel Hasselbaink who is suspended for this game.
Saints played a midweek closed doors friendly with Hamilton to get the fitness levels up for some of the fringe players which Saints won 4-3 McShane(3) and Carey being the scorers.
2 possible new signings in training with Saints also Chris Doig(ex under 21 internationalist) & Ilias Haddad(ex team mate of our own Jeroen Tesselaar) both hoping to fill the gap that Darren McGregors injury has created. Read more
Here is a video on youtube from the PACE SummerFest 2011 Flashmob at Braehead shopping centre, they put on an excellent day of shows. There will be another video sent to us soon.
One of our visitors John MacIntyre sent us in his video of the first section of Aircraft Carrier made at BAE systems on the River Clyde sails down the Clyde on a huge Barge under the Erskine Bridge. Read more