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As part of the Oot & Aboot programme, Shetland Arts’ popular Open Mic event is going on tour, visiting Sandwick, Fetlar and Walls. The evenings will be hosted by Adam Guest and will feature local musicians Jenny Sturgeon, Shetland Mandolin Band and Hersel.

The ice is broken by a concert, then after the interval the stage will be open for anyone in the audience who wishes to take part, so bring along any instrument, including your voice!

Hersel is a new women's contemporary choir comprising six Shetland based musicians.
Jenny Sturgeon is a folk singer-songwriter and traditional musician from Scotland now based in Shetland.

Shetland Mandolin Band is a lively collection of players of all ages and abilities.

Tim Matthew, Shetland Arts’ Programme Manager says, this is a “great opportunity for Shetland Arts to engage with rural communities and support local talent, and provides a platform for local musicians in the form of the open mic, as well as touring more established acts”

Friday 13th September – Carnegie Hall, Sandwick – 7.30pm (Shetland Mandolin Band & Hersel)

Saturday 14th September – Fetlar Hall – 7.30pm (Shetland Mandolin Band & Hersel)

Saturday 28th September – Walls Regatta Club – 7.30pm (Jenny Sturgeon & Hersel)

Tickets are £7/£5 and available in person from Mareel, by phone on 01595 745500, or online at

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