Posts Tagged ‘music’

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...

Gutters Gaet Sessions: The Donald Anderson Band

Posted by on June 9th, 2015 No Comments
Gutters Gaet Sessions: The Donald Anderson Band The Donald Anderson Band, one of Shetland’s best kept secrets is to launch Shetland Arts new Gutters Gaet Sessions at Mareel Cafe Bar this coming Sunday afternoon June 14th from 1:30 to 3:30.  The local band who are made up of well-known musician’s guitarist Alan Mackay, bassist Rick Nickerson and drummer Duncan Kidson provide a… 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...

Newly released single ‘Bonfire’ by Eve Maguire

Posted by on May 21st, 2015 No Comments
Newly released single 'Bonfire' by Eve Maguire                   Battery Park Records, the student run record label based in Mareel, is geared up for its third online release. Eve Maguire, a Shetland based singer-songwriter, has released her new track called “Bonfire” which is now available on Battery Park’s Bandcamp page for 80p at batteryparkrecords.bandcamp.com The… Read the rest...

Lau on Tour – Week One

Posted by on May 21st, 2015 No Comments
Lau on Tour - Week One First week of the Lau Springtime tour saw us heading off to the continent. We loaded up the van in Edinburgh and caught the Newcastle-Amsterdam ferry. Plenty to do on this boat with casino, restaurants, live band and a pop quiz. The lively sea made for some good dance floor antics but we contented ourselves… Read the rest...

Battlefield Band to play Mareel in August

Posted by on July 2nd, 2014 No Comments
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...

Yves Lambert Trio to play Mareel in June

Posted by on January 28th, 2014 No Comments
Yves Lambert Trio to play Mareel in June Shetland Arts will present The Yves Lambert Trio live at Mareel on Wednesday 11 June. Yves Lambert Trio After 26 years as a member of La Bottine souriante, and having created the Bébert Orchestra in 2004, Yves Lambert, with his partners Olivier Rondeau and Tommy Gauthier, has since 2010 presented a trio with a new… Read the rest...

Young local composer to release computer-composed classical music CD

Posted by on June 20th, 2012 1 Comment
Young local composer to release computer-composed classical music CD Young local musician and Shetland College NC Music student, Eamonn Watt, will be releasing his debut album of computer-composed orchestral and piano music, entitled Virtually Conducted 1: Bonhoga, at Bonhoga Gallery on 27 June, 7.30pm – 9.30pm. Eamonn, from Sandwick, has been playing drums in local bands for a number of years but also, more… Read the rest...

Shetland Arts launches ‘Creative List’

Posted by on June 12th, 2012 No Comments
Shetland Arts launches 'Creative List' Shetland Arts is delighted to announce the launch of the Creative List: an online resource for creative Shetlanders to promote their work, build networks with each other, and provide a point of contact and information for those wishing to enquire about commissions, purchases, education and/or other opportunities. The List allows users to create profiles describing… Read the rest...

Shetland Arts announces Fiddle Frenzy headline acts

Posted by on June 12th, 2012 No Comments
Shetland Arts announces Fiddle Frenzy headline acts Shetland Arts is pleased to announce the headline acts for Fiddle Frenzy 2012. The week will kick off in style on Sunday 5th August with a performance by the Harris Playfair Big Band, this will be the culmination of 6 days intensive workshops with young Shetland Musicians led by the innovative Harris Playfair. Traditional themes… Read the rest...