Inge to present music inspired by Fair Isle marine heritage
Posted by Lisa Ward on May 6th, 2014
Musician and singer Inge Thomson will be back in Shetland later this month for a trio of concerts showcasing compositions based on the “fishing hands” around her native Fair Isle.
The collection of songs and instrumental pieces was commissioned by the Fair Isle Marine Environment and Tourism Initiative (FIMETI). It is to be performed and… Read the rest...
Posted by Emily Sharp on August 24th, 2011
Wordplay 2011, the tenth Book Festival is run by Shetland Arts Development Agency. The festival will be held in
Islesburgh Community Centre, in Lerwick and will feature a stunning cast of writers, comedians, journalists, broadcasters, visual artists, no less than three makers (poet laureates) and at least one CBE. It will run from 6.30pm on… Read the rest...
White Below, a collection of short stories and poems by Shetland writers
Posted by Emily Sharp on May 7th, 2010
White Below, published by Hansel Cooperative Press, is a collection of short stories and poems by six Shetland writers. As the title suggests, the writing focuses on Shetland’s fishing culture, and the writers involved have used conversations with fishermen, gutters and their families, to develop new works with a common theme.
Laureen Johnson, who researched… Read the rest...
Shetland Rhythms – Stanza 2010
Posted by Emily Sharp on March 17th, 2010
Stanza is a world renowned poetry festival that takes place in St Andrews in Fife, annually in March. This year it will feature Nobel Literature Prize winner, Seamus Heaney. On Saturday 20th March, at 2.15pm in the Byre Theatre, there will be an event entitled Rhythms of Shetland.
The event, already sold out, will feature… Read the rest...
Lise Sinclair’s Empty Ocean on Radio 3 – 23/1/10
Posted by Bryan Peterson on January 19th, 2010
On Saturday 23rd January at 21:30 Radio 3 are to re-broadcast Jessica Isaac’s programme made in Fair Isle in May 2009 inspired by the song “Empty Ocean” by Fair Isle singer Lise Sinclair which she recorded with composer Damian Montagu from London. The song is based on a poem by Shetland’s Paulo Dante, “The Halibut… Read the rest...