Hailing from across Shetland, Vair are one of the brightest acts to come onto the Trad scene. The four-piece comprise of some of the Island’s most prodigious talents and offer a mix of traditional and new tunes and songs in their own dynamic style.
The band’s members have already played with different artists at various festivals and events around the country but only got together in 2012 after many enjoyable tunes together at the Shetland Folk Festival over the years.
They made their festival debut there in 2012 to a standing ovation, and have since gone down a storm with audiences at home and beyond, playing with artists such as JP Cormier, Boys of the Lough, Shooglenifty and The Chair. While Shetland has a massive impact on their style, the band also cite Scottish and Irish Trad, American Bluegrass and other genres from around the world as big influences. Their aim is to make music for any occasion, whether that be a blistering spree or something a bit more relaxed and hope to record an album later this year.
Vair are: Ryan Couper (Guitar), Erik Peterson (Percussion, Mandolin and Vocals), Lewie Peterson (Banjo, Mandolin and Vocals) and Jonny Polson (Guitar).