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Creative Scotland 3 year funding

Posted by on October 29th, 2014 No Comments
Shetland Arts is delighted to announce that Creative Scotland has awarded the organisation £750,000, spread over three years, to support arts activities and development in Shetland. This will represent an increase in Creative Scotland’s current level of core support. Danus Skene, Chair of Shetland Arts, said, “Considering the intense level of competition for funding, this… Read the rest...

Time to Shine Shetland – Youth Arts Strategy

Posted by on January 31st, 2014 No Comments
Time to Shine is a new opportunity for young people in all parts of Shetland to really get involved in the arts activities they want. Time to Shine is being launched by Creative Scotland. Shetland Arts is working with Shetland Islands Council’s Creative Links and Youth Services to make this happen in Shetland. Young people… Read the rest...

Local band up for Scottish Alternative Music Award

Posted by on February 14th, 2012 No Comments
Shetland groove metal band Ten Tonne Dozer have been nominated in the Scottish Alternative Music Award’s ‘metal’ category. If you’d like to lend your support, head over to http://officialsama.co.uk/vote http://www.myspace.com/tentonnedozer https://www.facebook.com/tentonnedozer  … Read the rest...

Shetland Community Orchestra’s first concert on 1st October

Posted by on September 29th, 2011 1 Comment
The Shetland Community Orchestra will be performing their first concert on Saturday 1st October at St Columba’s Kirk in Lerwick. Following initial planning by a small steering committee, the Orchestra was officially launched earlier this year, aided by funding from Scotland’s Islands and Shetland Arts. This will be the first of two concerts planned within… Read the rest...

Mami Shikimori and Masayuki Kino recital on Thurs 22nd

Posted by on September 20th, 2011 No Comments
Mami Shikimori and Masayuki Kino recital on Thurs 22nd Classical music enthusiasts are in for a treat this week as pianist Mami Shikimori and Master Violinist Masayuki Kino return to Shetland to perform a programme of works, including Kreisler, Falla, Khachaturian and Wieniawski. The concert will take place in the Lerwick Town Hall at 7.30pm on Thursday 22nd September. Violinist Masayuki Kino has had… Read the rest...

Craigiebuckler String Ensemble concert 9th September

Posted by on August 31st, 2011 1 Comment
Craigiebuckler String Ensemble concert 9th September On Friday 9th September the Big Kirk in Lerwick opens its doors to the Craigiebuckler String Ensemble who will be performing Strauss Prelude for Sextet from ‘Capriccio’, Vivaldi’s double concerto for two cellos RV 531 in G minor and Brahms Sextet no.2 in G major. The Craigiebuckler String Ensemble was formed in 2010 and brings… Read the rest...

Fiddle Frenzy 2011 kicks off on Sunday

Posted by on August 3rd, 2011 No Comments
Harris Playfair Big Band Sunday 7th Aug sees the start of this year’s Fiddle Frenzy, a marathon seven-day and night music festival and summer school celebrating the contemporary culture of Shetland. ' Harris Playfair Youth Big Band Fiddle Frenzy’s showcase concerts will feature Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham headlining the opening night concert on Sunday 7th August with Bodega,… Read the rest...

Youth Scholarships – Fiddle Frenzy & Harris Playfair Trad Big Band

Posted by on May 26th, 2011 No Comments
Youth Scholarships - Fiddle Frenzy & Harris Playfair Trad Big Band Shetland Arts is offering free scholarship places for young musicians from Scotland’s Islands to visit Shetland and take part in two exiting music events this summer. Scholarship students will participate in The Harris Playfair Youth Trad Big Band Project and Fiddle Frenzy, our renowned fiddle school that comprises a week long programme of tuition from… Read the rest...

Olympic Torch to visit Shetland

Posted by on May 18th, 2011 No Comments
It has today (18 May) been announced that the 2012 Olympic Torch will visit Shetland en-route to the Games in London. The route will include Glasgow, Inverness, Aberdeen, Dundee and Edinburgh together with Shetland, Orkney  and Lewis. The torch is expected in Shetland on Sunday 10th June, day 23 of the relay. More news to… Read the rest...

Nova Scotia Jazz Band in Shetland this weekend (13-14 May)

Posted by on May 10th, 2011 No Comments
- Nova Scotia Jazz Band Guest blog by Jeff Merrifield, Shetland Jazz Club One of the big successes at the last Glasgow Jazz Festival was the performance of the Nova Scotia Jazz Band in the special showcase of Scottish bands. This is an exceptionally good band, primarily for the playing of cornet player Mike Daly, described as ‘the best kept… Read the rest...