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Fiddle Frenzy 2016 on sale now

Posted by on January 29th, 2016 No Comments
Fiddle Frenzy 2016 on sale now Teaching packages for Shetland Arts’ annual Fiddle Frenzy festival, taking place 31st July – 7th August, will go on sale on Monday 1 February. This year will see the first of a 3 year term for new curators Eunice Henderson & Claire White, both highly respected teachers and performers of Shetland fiddle. Eunice & Claire… Read the rest...

Bumper line up for October

Posted by on September 2nd, 2015 No Comments
Bumper line up for October Shetland Arts has announced a bumper line up of musical acts ranging from Opera to Jazz this October, promising to offer something to tickle every tastebud. The month kicks off with KidO, an interactive opera for children aged between 3 & 4, which uses household objects to demonstrate that, no matter what your age, you… Read the rest...

Acclaimed Kora player Seckou Keita comes to Mareel

Posted by on August 24th, 2015 No Comments
Acclaimed Kora player Seckou Keita comes to Mareel Following the critical acclaim of his award-winning collaborative project with Welsh harpist Catrin Finch, the extraordinary Senegalese kora player Seckou Keita comes to Mareel this October as part of his 2015 UK tour. Variously described as a griot (praise singer), composer, djembe master, virtuoso and pioneer, Seckou is a rare type of musician, seated in… Read the rest...

Fiddle Frenzy Programme Released

Posted by on July 9th, 2015 No Comments
Fiddle Frenzy Programme Released The countdown to Fiddle Frenzy, Shetland Arts’ annual celebration of the Shetland fiddle tradition, is underway with only 3 weeks to go. All tickets are now on sale – for both full week and day packages of workshops, the 7 evening concerts that place across the week, and a special lecture event discussing the… Read the rest...

The Half Frenzy

Posted by on June 30th, 2015 No Comments
The Half Frenzy This Half Frenzy package provides access to all classes and trips. Prices are £350 full price, £275 concession. Concession prices apply to under 16s, those in full time education, seniors and other eligible groups, e.g. individuals with disabilites or carers. Tickets for evening events are available to purchase separately.… Read the rest...

The Full Frenzy

Posted by on June 30th, 2015 No Comments
The Full Frenzy This Full Frenzy package provides access to all classes, trips and ticketed evening events. Prices are £425 full price, £325 concession. Concession prices apply to under 16s, those in full time education, seniors and other eligible groups, e.g. individuals with disabilites or carers. Tickets for evening events are available to purchase separately.  … Read the rest...

If you love music, go and see Lau, by Lewie Peterson

Posted by on June 12th, 2015 No Comments
If you love music, Lewie Peterson reckons you’d better go and see Lau.  Have a look below and see why. When a fiddle player, accordionist and guitarist decided to jam in a kitchen in Edinburgh, few would imagine that a decade later they would become one of the leading lights in the Scottish music scene.… Read the rest...

LAU ON TOUR: Week Two.

Posted by on June 9th, 2015 No Comments
LAU ON TOUR: Week Two. Tim Matthews fills us in on the second installment of Lau’s tour.  This time there’s cake! WEEK TWO: UK Siobhan in the light   Day 1 – Glasgow We all arrive in Newcastle from our various directions: me fresh from a night bouncing across the North Sea, and Lau fresh from their BBC 2 radio… Read the rest...

Meaghan and Amythyst bring a taste of Southern Fried Festival to Shetland

Posted by on June 9th, 2015 No Comments
Meaghan and Amythyst bring a taste of Southern Fried Festival to Shetland Meaghan Blanchard Shetland Audiences will experience a taste of The South next month, when country artists Meaghan Blanchard and Amythyst Kiah play Mareel on 28th July.  The event, which is presented by Shetland Arts, is being run in association with Perth’s Southern Fried Festival. Meaghan Blanchard is a singer-songwriter from Prince Edward Island in Canada.… Read the rest...

NOISE to produce Shetland Opera penned by Chris Stout, Gareth Williams & Sian Evans

Posted by on June 9th, 2015 No Comments
NOISE to produce Shetland Opera penned by Chris Stout, Gareth Williams & Sian Evans Hirda is a new opera for Shetland commissioned and produced by NOISE (New Opera In Scotland Events), supported by Creative Scotland and Shetland Arts. It is a collaboration between Shetland fiddler and composer, Chris Stout, classical composer Gareth Williams, and librettist Sian Evans, a Welsh playwright and linguist. The opera will be premièred in Mareel… Read the rest...