Area: Shetland Islands

'Promotes the best in traditional Shetland music, holding events throughout the year, as well as the annual Shetland Accordion & Fiddle Festival usually held Early October.


* Shetland Accordion and Fiddle Club
VISITS (to the Website)189
Also indexedShetland Accordion & Fiddle Festival
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)370
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'Founded in 2006. It brought together the work of two organisations (Shetland Arts Trust and the Islesburgh Trust) whose collective histories provide Shetland Arts with a local, national and international reputation for arts development and delivery, built over 20 years of work and innovation. Today, the purpose of SADA is to place the Arts at the heart of Shetland, to educate, promote, support and develop the practice and enjoyment of the Arts by all ... Mareel is the UK's most northerly music, cinema and creative industries centre, operated by Shetland Arts Development Agency.'

* Shetland Arts
VISITS (to the Website)116
Also indexedMareel
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)316

'The UK's most northerly folk festival, it is regarded as a prestigious event for performers, locals and visitors alike. Organised by a voluntary committee (and run by an even bigger pool of volunteers) the Festival prides itself in reaching out to even the most far flung areas of Shetland. Concerts are organised throughout the Isles, consisting of some of the best International, British and Shetland music that the world has to offer. In fact, visiting artistes are regularly dumbfounded by the quantity and quality of local musicians that our remote isles have to offer.' Held Early May.

Category Folk Festivals
* Shetland Folk Festival
VISITS (to the Website)245
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)282

‘Shetland Arts' Fiddle Frenzy is a fiddle school focused on teaching the unique fiddle traditions of our islands, and to enable visitors the opportunity to immerse themselves in Shetland culture and lifestyle. Around the daily classes, we programme nightly concerts to showcase our local artists, and a festival club to experience a Shetland session. Not forgetting the site seeing tours of course ... After taking a break for 2018, Fiddle Frenzy has been developed into Folk Frenzy, still with a significant fiddle focus but broadening the festival out to include other aspects of folk music and explore how the Shetland Fiddle tradition fits in with the rest of the traditional music scene elsewhere in the world.’ Held Mid July.


Category Shetland Islands
* Shetland Folk Frenzy
VISITS (to the Website)70
Also indexedShetland Fiddle Frenzy
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)141

Organized ‘Jazz and World Sounds’ regular events - including a Jazz Festival. More recently have promoted only occasional happenings.


Category Jazz Clubs
* Shetland JAWS
VISITS (to the Website)128
Also indexedShetland Jazz Club
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)337

Lerwick Brass Band is Britain's most northerly, and Shetland's only, brass band. The Band was founded in 1863, and has gone from strength to strength since ... There are currently 27 members in the band, along with several other occasional members. There are no fees to join or play in the band. If you're keen to join the band, find out more, or just visiting the islands and have an interest in local music, then please come along to a practice. Everyone is welcome, and we have instruments for anyone to borrow.’

+ Lerwick Brass Band
VISITS (to the Website)88
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)203

‘A singing group open to over 16s ... No experience is required, there's no audition process and no need to read music – just pop in and enjoy learning songs, a cup of tea and a chat, while improving your physical and mental health through music!’

Category Community Choirs
+ Shetland Arts’ Wellbeing Choir
VISITS (to the Website)119
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)210

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