Posts tagged with folk music

Eric Bogle to pay a final visit

The Shetland Folk Festival Society are hosting a special one off concert on 14th August featuring prolific singer songwriter Eric Bogle and his long-standing sideman and fellow Australian Scot, instru­men­talist John Munro. Born in Peebles, Eric migrated to Australia in 1969 where he still live... Read more...

Stromness folk invasion

There was an official invasion of Shetlanders in Stromness at the weekend – but they were extremely well behaved. No late nights, no tunes, no drinking and just generally no craic.Okay, I’m fibbing! Indeed, you have to admire the Orkney Folk Festival committee for being brave enough to invit... Read more...

Scaldin good trip to Orkney gigs

Popular local band Scaldin Bragg took their distinctive uplifting mix of Irish, country and folk music to a new audience when they performed out of Shetland for the first time at the weekend.They received an enthusiastic welcome in Orkney, playing a storming three-hour set, non-stop, to a very a... Read more...

Musicians chosen for folk project

Shetland Folk Festival Society has selected four young musicians to participate in a trans-Nordic educational project during this year’s festival. The project is bringing together 20 students and five tutors from Finland, Sweden, Norway, Den­mark and Shetland for a week-long exchange of folk m... Read more...

Folk festival secures grant

Shetland Folk Festival Society has received a grant up to £11,088 towards a trans-Nordic educational project as part of this year’s event.The money was awarded by the Shetland LEADER (Liaison Entre Actions de Développement Économique Rurale) local action group.Working in partnership wit... Read more...