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Shetland Arts has announced that packages for its annual fiddle festival, Fiddle Frenzy, running this year from 2 – 9 August will go on sale on Monday 2 February.

The fiddle tutors for this year have also been confirmed. They are: Jenna and Bethany Reid (who are also curators of the festival), Claire White,

Fiddle Frenzy 2014
Gemma Donald, Eunice Henderson, Jenny Keldie, Cathy Geldard, Kirsten Hendry, Alan Gifford, and Andrew Gifford. Creative Fringe classes will be curated by local Amy Fisher and Ana Arnett.

Shetland Arts Marketing Officer, Lisa Ward said: “Fiddle Frenzy is a fantastic opportunity to learn the secrets of Shetland Fiddle from a range of experienced tutors, explore the thriving musical traditions of our beautiful islands, or simply be part of our Festival Week which is packed with a range of Frenzy Fringe options and Evening Concerts. The festival attracts all ages, and people from all over the world, from as far afield as USA, Canada and Australia, and demand for packages is always high. We recommend early booking to avoid disappointment.”

Two package options are offered: The Full Frenzy (access to all classes, optional sight-seeing tours, and tickets to all evening concerts and events), and The Half Frenzy (access to all classes and optional sight-seeing tours).

Packages for Fiddle Frenzy cost £400/£300 (for the Full Frenzy) or £325/£250 (for the Half Frenzy) and go on sale on Monday 2 February. Booking is via Shetland Box Office in Mareel & Islesburgh, over the phone on 01595 745 555, or online at shetlandboxoffice.org or mareel.org. More info can be found at shetlandarts.org/fiddlefrenzy.

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