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The Spree: Paisley's National Festival

The Spree is back for a fifth year and it has a bigger and better programme than ever before with acts appearing including Admiral Fallow, Roddy Woomble, Treacherous Orchestra, Skerryvore, Donnie Munro, We Banjo 3, Michael McGoldrick, Ross Ainslie and Jarlath Henderson, The Tannahill Weavers, Eddi Reader, Dick Gaughan, Carol Laula, Mark Lyken and many more...

Tickets are available now from thespree.co.uk or from the festival Box Office (0300 300 1210) and Tickets Scotland (0141 204 5151).

Carol Laula and Friends celebrate Paisley
Friday 14 October, 7pm, Spiegeltent, £12/£10
Featuring Tom Urie, David Scott (The Pearlfishers, BMX Bandits), Mark and Claire Rafferty (relatives of the late, great Gerry Rafferty), PACE Youth Theatre and St Mirren Football Club.

Admiral Fallow plus support
Friday 14 October, 7.30pm, Paisley Town Hall, £14/£12
Our previous headliners (2013) return to Paisley with three stunning albums under their belt.

Best of Scottish Comedy ft Mark Nelson
Friday 14 October, 9.30pm, Spiegeltent, £10/£8
In association with The Stand Comedy Club, four of the best comedians on the Scottish circuit are on their way to Paisley.

Daniel Sloss: So?
Saturday 15 October, 7.15pm, Paisley Arts Centre, £14.50/£11
Don't miss the stunning new show from Scotland's internationally-acclaimed and award-winning comedian.

Michael McGoldrick, We Banjo 3 and Ross & Jarlath
Saturday 15 October, 7.30pm, Spiegeltent, £10/£8
Three of the best acts on the traditional music circuit share a bill for this year's Spree, combining some of the best elements of Scottish and Irish folk.

Sunday Cinema - Where you're meant to be
Sunday 16 October, 1.30pm, Spiegeltent, £5
Scottish cult-pop raconteur Aidan Moffat stars in a funny wee film about music and death. Film showing followed by Q&A with director Paul Fegan.

Spree Sessions: RockUs Community Choir
Sunday 16 October, 7pm, Paisley Abbey, £5
One of the most uplifting experiences you can enjoy as this community choir sings in the stunning surroundings of Paisley Abbey.

Donnie Munro plus support
Sunday 16 October, 7pm, Spiegeltent, £16/£14
Former Runrig frontman Donnie returns with a show revisiting material spanning a glittering career.

Oscillon Response: Mark Lyken
Tuesday 18 October, 7.15pm, Paisley Arts Centre, £5
Composer and filmmaker Mark Lyken interprets Ben F Laposky's pioneering electronic abstractions.

Spree Sessions: Create Paisley with James Grant
Tuesday 18 October, 7.30pm, Spiegeltent, £5
One of the most respected singer-songwriter's in Scotland will curate the exceptional work of a local music initiative.

Scottish Album of the Year Award showcase
Wednesday 19 October, 8pm, Spiegeltent, £8/£6
Featuring past winners Anna Meredith, Kathryn Joseph and RM Hubbert and respected music industry figures in discussion about the business.

Roddy Woomble and Band
Thursday 20 October, 7pm, Paisley Arts Centre, £14/£12
Familiar to thousands as frontman of rock band Idlewild, Roddy is also a celebrated solo songwriter and performer.

Craig Hill - Up and Coming
Thursday 20 October, 7pm, Spiegeltent, £12/£10
Your favourite jet-fuelled kilty pleasure shoots back to The Spree like a rocket full of fun!

Spree Sessions: Feis Phaislig Ceilidh Trail
Friday 21 October, 1.30pm, Spiegeltent, FREE
Young musicians from across Renfrewshire perform traditional music for your entertainment.

A Celebration of Robert Tannahill
Friday 21 October, 7pm, Spiegeltent, £14/£12
The Tannahill Weavers are joined by special guests Eddi Reader and Dick Gaughan to celebrate Paisley's weaver poet.

Best of Scottish Comedy ft Joe Heenan
Friday 21 October, 9.30pm, Spiegeltent, £10/£8
In association with The Stand Comedy Club, four of the best comedians on the Scottish circuit are on their way to Paisley.

Blow Off
Saturday 22 October, 7.15pm, Paisley Arts Centre, £10/£6
Explosive guerilla-gig theatre from Julia Taudevin, "one of the most exciting forces in Scottish theatre" (The Scotsman).

Treacherous Orchestra and Skerryvore
Saturday 22 October, 7.30pm, Paisley Town Hall, £12/£10
Treacherous Orchestra are a joyous 11-piece explosion of instrumental brilliance, rampaging humour and cracking tunes and Skerryvore are a hugely entertaining seven-piece band who have toured the world extensively.