Sproule gig moved from music venue to Garrison
Tonight’s concert by American country artiste Devon Sproule has been switched from Mareel to the Garrison Theatre after more hiccups with the opening of the controversial music venue.
Support acts are Chloe Robertson and Sheila Duncan and some tickets are still available from the Shetland Box Office.
Promoter Neil Riddell said: “The original tickets are valid and the doors open at 7.30pm as planned. We can only apologise for all the confusion and the last-minute change of venue, but Devon and her band are still very much looking forward to playing for everyone.”
If people want a refund they can claim it beforehand by contacting Shetland Box Office.
Meanwhile, Shetland Arts has booked two performances by well-known Welsh singer Cerys Matthews in December.
The former Catatonia frontwoman will play at the music venue on Thursday 20th December at 5.45pm and 8.30pm, with tickets now on sale through the Shetland Box Office.
The “Cerys by Candlelight” tour is being billed as “a festive feast of music, poetry and the purely unexpected that makes each and every Cerys Matthews live show a unique experience”.
Matthews has come a long way since her big 1990s hits with Catatonia and her talents have emerged in her successful solo albums, ranging from Cock A Hoop, recorded in Nashville in 2003, through to 2009’s Don’t Look Down and the more recent Explorer (2011).
A Shetland Arts spokeswoman said: “She will also have a new album Baby, It’s Cold Outside, featuring 15 winter favourites, sung with great gusto and humour, two qualities that no doubt Cerys will be looking for when she visits Mareel in Shetland.
“There will be candles and songs so familiar that you will have little option but to sing along (with a sheet in your hand). It will be winter warming magic, and the perfect way to start your Christmas holidays with all the family.”
Tickets are £23.50 (£20 for under-14s for the 5.45pm concert) and can be booked via Shetland Box Office at Islesburgh Community Centre on (01595) 745555, or online at www.shetlandboxoffice.org.