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Singer Songwriter Night launches seasonal showcase concerts

Posted by on March 19th, 2015 No Comments
Singer Songwriter Night launches seasonal showcase concerts Shetland Arts has announced that in addition to the monthly Singers & Songwriters’ Nights at Mareel, it will present three concerts throughout the year in the Mareel Auditorium showcasing some of the incredible talent the group has to offer. The first of this year’s concerts is on Sunday 19 April and stars Lisa Ward (as… Read the rest...

Artists and Performers invited to showcase their skills in Mareel Cafe Bar

Posted by on March 4th, 2015 No Comments
Artists and Performers invited to showcase their skills in Mareel Cafe Bar Shetland Arts are delighted to announce the launch of two new platforms for local artists, practitioners and performers, Gutters’ Gaet Sessions and The Open Mic Café, to take place in Mareel. The events, designed to provide local people with a chance to develop their performance skills and showcase their artistic abilities, will be free to… Read the rest...

Dean Owens set to play Mareel and Muckle Roe

Posted by on February 27th, 2015 No Comments
Edinburgh based singer / songwriter Dean Owens will return to Shetland in April to play a duo of gigs at Mareel and Muckle Roe. Owens is no stranger to Shetland, his association with the islands having begun several years back when he and his then band The Felsons’ first stormed the Shetland Folk Festival, winning… Read the rest...

Fiddle Frenzy 2015 Packages to go on sale next week

Posted by on January 28th, 2015 No Comments
Shetland Arts has announced that packages for its annual fiddle festival, Fiddle Frenzy, running this year from 2 – 9 August will go on sale on Monday 2 February. The fiddle tutors for this year have also been confirmed. They are: Jenna and Bethany Reid (who are also curators of the festival), Claire White, Gemma… Read the rest...

Northern Lights Ambassadors reveal creative project videos

Posted by on January 6th, 2015 No Comments
The Northern Lights Ambassadors have revealed two videos as part of their creative project inspired by the work of world-famous photojournalist Don McCullin. Funded as part of the ARTIST ROOMS On Tour programme with the support of Arts Council England, the Art Fund and Creative Scotland, the Ambassadors’ work is currently exhibited alongside the ARTIST… Read the rest...

Shetland Arts announces line-up for Fiery Sessions 2015

Posted by on December 22nd, 2014 No Comments
Shetland Arts has announced the line-up for Fiery Sessions, its annual traditional music concerts on Up Helly Aa day. The two concerts will star Eunice Henderson & The South Mainland Young Fiddlers, Eart Kyent, Bryan Gear & Violet Tulloch, and the Loris MacDonald Band. Eunice Henderson & The South Mainland Fiddlers are back for a… Read the rest...

Lau to play Mareel in June as part of European tour

Posted by on December 2nd, 2014 No Comments
Lau will play Mareel on 26 June 2015, presented by Shetland Arts. Tickets go on sale this Friday (5 Dec). Internationally acclaimed modern folk trio Lau has announced a European tour, including a date in Mareel in June, in support of their highly anticipated forthcoming new album (due for release in May 2015 on Reveal… Read the rest...

Full line-up for Shetland International Guitar Festival 2014 announced

Posted by on September 25th, 2014 No Comments
Shetland Arts has announced the line-up for its Shetland Guitar Heroes concert on Saturday 8 November, happening as part of the Shetland International Guitar Festival 2014, which runs from 6-8 November this year. It has also announced the addition of a festival fringe event on Wednesday 5 November: Tommy Emmanuel & Martin Taylor in… Read the rest...

Don McCullin: ARTIST ROOMS On Tour – Young Ambassador Project

Posted by on September 15th, 2014 No Comments
Media release by Patrick Mainland, ARTIST ROOMS On Tour Young Ambassador Over the next three months, a group of Young Ambassadors will be showing off their creative talents as part of a scheme in connection with the ARTIST ROOMS On Tour exhibition, in association with Shetland Arts and Shetland Museum and Archives. They have called… Read the rest...

The Men They Couldn’t Hang live @ Mareel in October

Posted by on September 10th, 2014 No Comments
Shetland Arts has announced that The Men They Couldn’t Hang will play live at Mareel on Saturday 18 October. Formed in 1984, The Men They Couldn’t Hang made their live debut alongside The Pogues – a band to which they have been much likened thanks to their incendiary punk / folk sound. Championed by the… Read the rest...