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Carol Laula and friends celebrate Paisley

Paisley’s daughter in music returns with some special friends to celebrate all that is Paisley in a must-see, unique performance specially commissioned for this year’s Spree, to mark the town’s bid for UK City of Culture 2021 status.

One of Scotland’s finest exports, singer-songwriter Carol Laula first captivated the media and her audience in 1990, when her independent single Standing Proud was chosen to represent Glasgow in its year of culture. She launched her eighth album this year, The Bones of It, on Vertical Records.

Carol will curate an evening filled with a rich array of songs old and new featuring ex-River City star Tom Urie, David Scott (The Pearlfishers, BMX Bandits) and special performances from Mark and Claire Rafferty, relatives of the legendary Gerry Rafferty.

Paisley’s leading theatre company PACE and St Mirren Football Club will also play roles in this collaborative affair.
To boot, Laula’s core backing band also boasts a wealth of Scottish talent, including Brian Docherty (The Wayne Devro Set); with Marco Rea and Stuart Kidd (The Wellgreen).

The Spree, Paisley's National Festival, takes place from 14-22 October. Tickets and information are available online from thespree.co.uk; from the Renfrewshire Arts and Museums Box Office on 0300 300 1210; and in person from Paisley Arts Centre and the InCube Shop at 9b Gilmour Street.