Shetland Arts are excited to announce the headline act for Shetland Arts’ Hogmanay Celebrations as early-bird tickets for the event go on sale today. Kinnaris Quintet will join a number of acts in a dazzling lineup for the party from 7pm on Hogmanay (Tuesday 31st December). This year’s event will also take the theme of glitter, with the Auditorium and acts destined to dazzle.
The night will begin with a traditional Shetland variety concert, opened by the Kinnaris Quintet with performances by local bands and musicians, followed by supper and the chance to relax in one of the cinema screens, while the stage is re-set for the Kinnaris Quintet to bring in the bells for Hogmanay 2019. Then it’s time to dance the night away with our DJs and dance band!
Having appeared at Shetland Folk Festival, supported Shooglenifty in their gig at Glasgow’s Barrowlands in January and played on BBC Radio Scotland, Kinnaris Quintet are no strangers to music lovers. Bursting onto the scene back in 2017, the five-piece are revelling in the success of their debut album, Free One (2018). Combining Scottish and Irish folk with bluegrass and classical music, their musical style makes for a riotous addition to the evening’s entertainment, as Shetlanders and visitors get set to welcome in the New Year.
All accomplished musicians in their own right, The Kinnaris Quintet are comprised of; Fiona MacAskill (Glasvegas, Niteworks) and Laura Wilkie (Fat Suit, Rachel Sermanni) on fiddles, Aileen (Reid) Gobbi (Salsa Celtica, Glasvegas) on five-string fiddle, Laura-Beth Salter (The Big Folk Weekender, The Shee) on mandolin and Jenn Butterworth (Nominee, Musician of The Year, BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2019) on guitar. Together, their combined energy is a force to be reckoned with.
We’re thrilled to be welcoming Kinnaris Quintet to Mareel as we bring in the bells. This year, the event will take a glitter theme, so we expect to see party-goers in their shiny shoes, sequins and silvery outfits!
The event has again received support through Scotland’s Winter Festivals, a programme designed to celebrate the spirit and fun of Scotland’s winter season with a range of exciting events and activity throughout the country; celebrating heritage and culture through the best of Scottish music, arts, food and drink and entertainment.
Shetland Arts’ Hogmanay Celebrations will take place on Tuesday 31st December from 7pm at Mareel. Early-bird tickets are on sale from today and are priced at £60 for the full ticket, granting you access to all events across the evening and early morning. Early-bird ticket ends at 8am on Friday 11th October. Please note, under 18s must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Tickets can be booked in person at Mareel or at the Shetland Arts outlet at Sumburgh Airport, by phone on 01595 745500, or online here.
Image credits: Somhairle Macdonald