'Silver Threads' is a unique collection of Folk songs from the historic weaving town of Paisley, covering its heritage,

culture, people and traditions. No collection like this currently exists, and considering the impact of Paisley’s weaving

industry on the world and its famous Paisley pattern, the project aims to create a body of work which will provide a

lasting record of the cultural and social history of the town for future generations.


This involves engagement with the local community to research and arrange traditional folk songs, stories and poems.

In addition new music will be composed exploring the above themes, traditional poetry will be set to music and the resulting material will be professionally recorded and performed live. A limited edition cd will be produced featuring

a specially commissioned illustration and an accompanying booklet and video telling the story of each song.