We're delighted to announce a new tutor to join this year’s Folk Frenzy summer school lineup, local pianist and winner of the BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year 2023, Amy Laurenson.

She joins the festival alongside fellow tutors Jenna Reid and Andrew Gifford. Antti Jarvela was also due to join the festival but unfortunately has had to pull out due to unforeseen circumstances.

Originally from Shetland, Amy is currently based in Glasgow. Rooted in the traditional music of Shetland, Amy explores the music of her homeland alongside traditional and folk music from Scotland, Ireland and Scandinavia. Growing up surrounded by classical music, she has developed a unique style which fuses traditional, classical and jazz elements. Having graduated from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland with a First-Class Honours degree in Traditional Music, Amy is passionate about exploring and redefining the piano as a solo instrument while challenging its more prominent role as an accompanying instrument.

Folk Frenzy is a week of workshops, concerts, sessions and masterclasses on Lerwick's beautiful historic waterfront, and this year will once again be curated by renowned Shetland fiddler, Kevin Henderson.

Frenzy Passes are on sale now and allow the holder access to all events in the programme.

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