West End Wurdz in Paisley had an event in the Ashtrees House Hotel. Tracy Patrick, Pauline Vallance, Kathryn Dally and Alan Steel headlined and then there was an open mic. Great afternoon entertainment and a full house. First time I have been in the Hotel and it is a beautiful place just off Paisley High Street.
On Sunday Mo and I visited another hidden gem, the Cathedral of the Isles in Millport. What made it even better was that there was a Recital of pieces by Mozart, Schumann, Chausson and Saint-Saens by Fergus Hetherington ( violin and viola) and Olga Gorelik ( piano). Clearly Millport knows a must-hear performance and Fergus and Olga delighted the large audience. Monday at ‘Book in the West’ there was an event for three poets, Jim Carruth, Betty McKellar and Jack Hastie which had the shop full. Wednesday I was up in Glasgow at the Tron Theatre Bar and read a couple of poems on current themes, the Straus-Kahn controversy and the Scottish Parliament Elections and again there was a good crowd.
There is a range of live performance at the moment of fantastic quality, go out and enjoy it.