Posts Tagged ‘Guitar Festival’

Local Guitar Heroes concert – 19th Nov at LK Town Hall

Posted by on November 9th, 2011 No Comments
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...

Svara-Kanti opens Peerie Willie Guitar Season

Posted by on October 6th, 2011 No Comments
Svara Kanti 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...

Michael Janisch Quintet – Purpose Built tour – 17 to 19 Dec

Posted by on December 8th, 2010 1 Comment
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. Michael Janisch 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...

Reinhardt returns, this time with his Latin-Swing band

Posted by on November 19th, 2010 No Comments
Lulo Reinhardt 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” Lulo Reinhardt The concert will take place at Lerwick Town Hall on… Read the rest...

Lulo Reinhardt Latin Swing Project concert reminder

Posted by on November 3rd, 2010 No Comments
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...

John Etheridge – Peerie Willie Guitar Season – October dates

Posted by on October 13th, 2010 No Comments
John Etheridge - Peerie Willie Guitar Season - October dates 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...

Peerie Willie Guitar Season 2010

Posted by on September 8th, 2010 No Comments
Ian Bairnson 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...

Shetland Guitar Festival 2009 – dates, venues and artists

Posted by on September 3rd, 2009 1 Comment
Media release: The 2009 Shetland Guitar Festival will take place between Friday 18th and Sunday 20th September with concerts in Unst, Lerwick, Brae and Bigton, educational events in schools throughout Shetland and the Classic Guitar Show and Trade Fair on Sunday 20th in Islesburgh Centre. Known locally as the “Peerie Willie” Guitar Festival, the Shetland… Read the rest...

Shetland’s 1st Classic Guitar Show

Posted by on August 24th, 2009 No Comments
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...