Sound of Shetland
04 September, 2019
18.00 - 19.00
Mareel, Lerwick
Shetland Arts

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Evocative of a night round the peat fire, experience a true Shetland welcome with a medley of music, dialect and food. Let us introduce you to a traditional celebration, as seen in homes and village halls all over the isles, with a combination of homemade soup, bannocks and foot tapping traditional music.

Like Shetland’s knitwear, our music has been influenced by a unique history, blending Scottish and Nordic heritage in a vibrant living tradition. From reels to airs, renowned fiddle player Kirsten Hendry, who regularly performs with Hjaltibonhoga at the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo and recent inductee to the Traditional Music Hall of Fame, will take the audience on a journey through the music that is the backdrop to everyday life in Shetland.

The concert will be presented in a traditional village hall layout in Mareel’s purpose built auditorium, situated right on the edge of the North Sea, with a Shetland ‘supper’ of soup and bannocks. Seated café-style, you will be served on arrival and have an opportunity to learn a little about what makes these islands special, while enjoying a truly local experience.