18th November 2018
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Young promoters hold fund-raiser

Shetland Young Promoter’s Group (SYPG) will hold a fund-raising variety night in the South Nesting Public Hall on Saturday 11th of April.

The event will allow the SYPG to further the work of promoting young musicians and bands and giving the youth of Shetland greater access to well produced music events.

The evening, to be compered by Scalloway School teacher Patrick Robertson, will start with a concert followed by supper and a dance.

Concert performers include Shetland Senior Young Musician of the year Erin Sandison, Shetland Schools Music festival award winning group Norman & The Folding Deckchairs, Kollifirbolli and The Bryan McCaffrey Experience.

A sketch by Margaret Jean Robertson will add variety to the proceedings.

The dance will feature young bands Brack da Bröd and Four Piece Suite culminating with Rachel Anne Williamson and Friends.

Chairman Ryan Stevenson said: “We aim to promote young bands in all areas of music and we think the best way to introduce new dance bands is to give them a chance to play.”

SYPG committee member Harley Gear said: “We’d like to thank all the local businesses who generously donated prizes for the raffle. We’re really grateful for all the help we’re getting from everyone.”

Bryan Peterson, Shetland Arts music development officer, added: “It’s great to see the young promoters putting such effort into supporting the young performers and their local communities. Many of the promoters themselves are top class musicians, such as SYPG vice chair Lana Thomson, a Schools Music Festival award winner and finalist in the Young Musician of the Year competition. The SYPG gives them a chance to gain experience of the organisational side of events, which really complements their performance skills.”

The variety night will be held in the South Nesting Hall on Saturday 11th of April starting at 7pm. Tickets cost £8 for adults and £5 for children (under 16s) and are available from the Shetland Box Office, Islesburgh Community Centre, Lerwick (01595) 745555 and the Robertson and Read shop, South Nesting (01595) 890374.