Posted by Lisa Ward on November 9th, 2011
Music fans will be treated to performances by some of Shetland’s finest ‘local guitar heroes’ playing at the Lerwick Town Hall on Saturday the 19th of November, as part of Shetland Arts’ annual guitar season in honour of the late Peerie Willie Johnson.
The concert, which starts at 7:30pm, will showcase a profusion of local… Read the rest...
Posted by Shetland Arts on October 6th, 2011
The first concerts in this year’s Peerie Willie Guitar Season
will feature guitarist Simon Thacker leading the Svara Kanti ensemble at concerts in Bigton Hall on Friday 14th October and the Garrison Theatre on Saturday 15th.
There will also be a free masterclass where people can learn about the group’s music and instruments in the… Read the rest...
Posted by Bryan Peterson on December 8th, 2010
Shetland is to host some of the world’s finest young jazz musicians next weekend when the Michael Janisch Quintet make their way north during their Purpose Built tour.
An eclectic mix of everything from Latin and swing to soul, groove and the avant garde can be expected from Janisch’s band at evening concerts… Read the rest...
Posted by Bryan Peterson on November 19th, 2010
Shetland is to welcome guitarist Lulo Reinhardt back for a one-off concert during the Peerie Willie Guitar Season as part of his world tour. The German gypsy jazz musician will this time be taking his 5 piece band, the “Lulo Reinhardt Latin-Swing Project”
The concert will take place at Lerwick Town Hall on… Read the rest...
Posted by Bryan Peterson on November 3rd, 2010
Lulo Reinhardt, who performed solo at last year’s Peerie Willie Guitar Festival, is to make a return visit to Shetland with his band “The Lulo Reinhardt Latin Swing Project” for a one-off performance at the Lerwick Town Hall at 7.30pm on Wed 24th November. The guitarist, grandnephew of the late Django Reinhardt, will be in… Read the rest...
Posted by Bryan Peterson on October 13th, 2010
Lead guitar in 1970s and 80s rock fusion band Soft Machine, long term collaboration with Stéphane Grappelli (following in Django Reinhardt’s footsteps), duos with classical guitarist John Williams, founder of the Zappatistas dedicated to keeping alive the music of Frank Zappa and a long and distinguished career as a leading jazz guitarist are just some… Read the rest...
Posted by Bryan Peterson on September 8th, 2010
Next weekend sees the return of Shetland Arts’ Peerie Willie Guitar Festival, and as always has a healthy dose of jazz guitar in the mix.
Guitar Season 2010
Now in its seventh year, the festival pays homage to Shetland guitarist Peerie Willie Johnson, whose pioneering use of jazz styles are now widespread in Shetland music.… Read the rest...
Posted by Bryan Peterson on August 24th, 2009
As part of this year’s Peerie Willie Guitar Festival
we’ve teamed up with High Level Music to hold Shetland’s first Classic Guitar Show.
The event will take place at Islesburgh Community Centre on Sunday 20th September at 12.00 and will feature displays of rare, historical, unusual and valuable guitars from all over Shetland.
Sunday’s event… Read the rest...