Battlefield Band to play Mareel in August
Posted by Lisa Ward on July 2nd, 2014
Shetland Arts has announced that it will present Battlefield Band live @ Mareel on Wednesday 27 August.
The band’s seamless fusion of the ancient and contemporary has continually evolved over the decades, confirming their position as vital composers and interpreters at the forefront of a living tradition.
Named after the Glasgow suburb of Battlefield, where… Read the rest...
‘Auld Enemies’ poetry event @ Mareel this month
Posted by Lisa Ward on July 1st, 2014
On Monday 14 July at 7pm Shetland Arts will present Auld Enemies, a transnational collaborative poetry event, in Mareel’s Green Room. The event will see poets work in rolling pairs to produce original works for readings across the breadth of Scotland.
Each event across Scotland features numerous pairs of writers from the region who present… Read the rest...
Interview with Ari Shapiro, NPR international correspondent, in Mareel Cafe Bar
Posted by Lisa Ward on June 20th, 2014
Ari Shapiro is an NPR international correspondent based in London. An award-winning journalist, his reporting covers a wide range of topics and can be heard on all of NPR’s national news programs, including Morning Edition and All Things Considered.
Ari Shapiro working in Mareel Cafe Bar
Prior to his current post, Shapiro reported from the… Read the rest...
Shetland Jazz Festival 2014
Posted by Lynda Anderson on May 27th, 2014
Flying in for a Festival
Some really great jazz musicians are flying in and out, from and to many parts of the world to take part in the 3rd Shetland Jazz Festival. Ace clarinet and saxophone player Gilad Atzmon is coming here straight from a prestigious gig in Athens, the all-star Brian Kellock Trio members… Read the rest...
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...