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Shetland Folk Festival 2009

YOU KNOW that it’s folk festival time when on making your way home to Shetland you encounter fiddle players on the train from Edinburgh and large instrument-shaped bags at the check-in queue in Aberdeen airport.


Shetland Folk Festival 2009 2

WITH VIRTUALLY all of its 21 main programme concerts sold out – many within days of the box office opening – the 29th Shetland Folk Festival notched up yet another resounding success. Unusually, too, for a Scottish island festival, the vast bulk of those 5000-plus tickets were snapped up by local audiences, for whom the four-day event is primarily laid on.