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Northings Review

As the Lovin’ Spoonful’s John Sebastian once observed, reflecting on the travelling musician’s lifestyle, “If you ever wonder why we ride the carousel/We do it for the stories we can tell.”

While “rollercoaster” might be a closer analogy for the Shetland Folk Festival, its worldwide reputation as a source of all-time great, frequently fantastical stories is second to none.


Folk review: Shetland Folk Festival

It's fair to say that Admiral Fallow are one of the hottest (and/or coolest) bands in Scotland right now. 

Already this year they've opened for Snow Patrol at the SECC and sold out their own Celtic Connections show; their feverishly anticipated second album is released this month, promoted by a seven-week UK tour, plus festival dates including the Great Escape and Rock Ness.


Another admirable folk festival

Folk pop supergroup-to-be Admiral Fallow launched another hugely successful Shetland Folk Festival with their big, but not-quite-sell-out concert at Clickimin on Thursday night that brought the isles youth out to join the old folkies that have made the annual shindig their favourite musical fix of the year.


No snow without punch as folk festival lights up Cullivoe

A peerie flurry of snow never put a Shetland show off, did it? It certainly did nothing to dampen the enthusiasm on night two of the Shetland Folk Festival 2012 as far as I could see.


Festival humdinger at Bigton Hall

The Shetland Folk Festival 2012 promises to be another humdinger, judging at least by the concert at Bigton Hall last night.


Shetland Folk Festival launches “The Trad Seeds” Educational Project

The Shetland Folk Festival Society has selected 5 young Shetland musicians to participate in another exciting and innovative Folk Festival collaboration project that will form part of the 32nd annual event, kicking off in two weeks time.