Freda & Sheila
Two of Shetland’s most well-known singer songwriters are teaming up this year to form a new dynamic musical partnership. Both have performed extensively in their own right as soloists and as part of their own bands: ‘The Sheila Henderson Band’ and ‘Shoormal,’
Keen collaborators, together Freda and Sheila have recently been involved in ‘The Shetland Collective’ alongside a who’s who of high-calibre Shetland musicians. They have shared the stage with American premiere fiddling talent, Bruce Molsky and joined forces with Canada’s fantastic gospel group, The Sojourners.
Singing together has evolved naturally over the years, initially backstage at impromptu sessions, but now the two distinctive voices and individual styles are combining to bring something fresh yet familiar. Drawing on folk/roots/country influences and interests, the duo will perform a mixture of their own original material and covers, with a strong emphasis on vocal harmony
Sheila and Freda are joined this year by the hugely talented Gary Smith (Bass) and Lana Fraser (Accordion and Piano) to complete their line-up.