tannahill arts festival

14 – 28 September, 2019

New festival with an exciting and diverse festival

Featuring: Art, Drama, Jazz, Opera, Classical Music, Spoken Word and more.

Building audiences in Paisley and encouraging audiences from further afield to visit Paisley’s historic attractions, places to eat and drink, and of course to see and hear the best in the performing and visual arts drawn to Paisley for this festival.


Some Highlights

the opera tannahill

Community Opera Chorus

Saturday 14th, September, 2019

10am-12pm and 1pm till 4pm Stow Brae Kirk, 82 Causeyside St, Paisley PA1 1YP

How would you like to sing in the chorus of an opera being performed in Paisley Abbey on Sat 28th Sept? If you are free to attend this rehearsal then you can!

The opera is based on the life of Paisley’s poet Robert Tannahill and, if you would like to be involved, please email  for more information

Doyenne Duo recital 

doyenne duo

​Monday 16th, September, 2019

7.30pm The Wynd Centre, 6 School Wynd, Paisley PA1 2DB

A classical duo comprising flute and piano arriving from San Diego in the USA presenting a wide variety of classical music.

“My Scottish Heart” Evelyn Laurie & Friends

evelyn laurie

Wednesday 18th, September, 2019
7.30pm Brew Cafe, 3 County Square, Paisley PA1 1BN
‘My Scottish Heart’ is the premier performance of a set of Scottish traditional songs given a jazz twist by Paisley’s ‘jazz chanteuse’, Evelyn Laurie, and award-winning young pianist, Fergus McCreadie, with double bass and drums also in support.

Robert Tannahill will, of course, be represented!

The venue will be offering light refreshments and BYOB for a small corkage charge.

Or why not sample the range of teas and coffees this relatively new, but already award-winning, local business has to offer.

Shaun Moore’s Spoken Word Night (and Guests) 

spoken word night shaun moore
Friday 20th, September, 2019 
8pm Callum’s Cavern, 66 Old Sneddon St, Paisley PA3 2AP

A night of spoken word poetry with surprise musical guests. This event has a fully licenced bar.

Cleek – the Movie

Sunday 22nd, September, 2019 – 7.30pm

Stow Brae Kirk, 82 Causeyside St, Paisley PA1 1YP

See details

Script to Stage

script to stage tannahill

Wednesday 25 September, 2019

Stow Brae Kirk, 82 Causeyside Street, Paisley PA1 1YP

Script to Stage Renfrewshire presents a night of short plays as part of the Tannahill Arts Festival

Submissions Wanted

Seeking submissions by deadline at midnight on Friday 13th September, 2019

Full details




Iain Matthews at The Doublet Bar
Cleek the movie – Tannahill Arts Festival

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