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The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (RCS) is all set to play a wonderful concert, entitled Odyssey, at Mareel on Tuesday 2 April at 7pm. This concert is presented in association with Shetland Arts.

The RCS includes some of Scotland’s finest traditional musicians, from the length and breadth of the country, all studying on the BA Scottish Music course in Glasgow. From the gracious notes on the pipes, to the respectable resonance of the fiddles, the RCS creates a beautiful music at every concert.

All in their third year of study, this 7 piece band has extraordinary range and variety. Combining styles together from the Isles of Shetland and Lewis, and mainland corners of the North, East, South and West, to produce some ritzy, innovative and unique music.

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The RCS ensemble

Shetland Arts’ Marketing Officer , Lisa Ward, said: “It’s a real honour to welcome the RCS to Mareel and Shetland for this unique concert. Traditional music is always popular in Shetland and I would encourage anyone involved in the local scene to come along to this concert and enjoy some of the finest trad music Scotland has to offer.”

This ensemble of the RSC have a huge number of prestigious achievements to their names, including multi gold medalist of the National Mod 2011, winner of the World Pipe Band Championships 2011, plus many other renowned awards. They have also performed in such prestigious venues as the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall and the Royal Albert Hall, as well as playing alongside some of today’s greatest Scottish musicians, including Phil Cunningham, Aly Bain, and Dougie MacLean.

The concert is on Tuesday 2 April and doors are at 7pm. Tickets cost £10 / £8 and are available from Shetland Box Office in Mareel & Islesburgh, over the phone on 01595 745 555, or online here.

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