Concerts

Thursday3rd May
Friday4th May
Saturday5th May
Sunday6th May
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Early Years Session - supported by ESPL Regulatory Consulting - Mareel

This is a private concert/music session for all Shetland nurseries and partner providers, targeted at 3-5 years olds (and eligible two year olds). This year featuring some singing with Siobhan Miller and the very lively band, Baltic Crossing. Please RSVP to Shetland Pre-School Play with numbers attending.

    Sponsored by ESPL Regulatory Consulting

    Opening Concert - Festival Club (Islesburgh)

    Your first chance to see all the visiting bands from this years line-up. A small taster where all the visiting artists will perform one song/set each. Open to non-members too. Free event. PLEASE NOTE - this is a hugely popular event and entry is on a strictly first come first served basis. We do live stream it to room 10 but even that will be over subscribed. If you're one of the lucky ones that gain entry - we do hope you enjoy it.

      Eric Gray Resource Centre Session - supported by ESPL Regulatory Consulting -

      A private invite only session for participants of Eric Gray Resouce Centre, featuring Cajun Country Revival.

        Sponsored by ESPL Regulatory Consulting

        Whiteness & Weisdale Hall

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        Voe Hall

        Voe Hall will sell filled rolls, crisps, nuts an Shetland beers.

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        Gulberwick Hall

        Gulberwick hall will have filled rolls for sale during the evening

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        Festival Club (Islesburgh)SFFS Members Only

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        Friday Afternoon Concert - Festival Club (Islesburgh)SFFS Members Only

        Afternoon Concert

        This is a seated concert of approximately 2 hours, open to Festival members only. Bar facilities available.

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        Bells Brae School - Private ASN Session/Workshop - Supported by EnQuest -

        A private invite only event for participants at the additional support needs departments of Bells Brae and AHS featuring Pete's Posse

          Sponsored by EnQuest on behalf of the Sullom Voe Terminal owners

          Statsraad Lehmkuhl

          A late afternoon session of live music on board this beautiful Tall ship with Norwegian food and refreshments available. Donations at the gate (suggested donation of at least £3 per adult, children free). Please note - this is not a concert with amplified music, with restricted viewing depending on how busy the ship is.

          Siblings Concert - Hillswick Hall

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          Cullivoe HallFerry Crossing Required

          There will be a late night ferry departing Yell at 1am, booking arrangements to be advised

          Spanging Spree - Clickimin Centre

          Our Spangin' Spree event is predominantly a standing gig, where dancing is expected and full use will be made of a our lighting rig, including possible strobe and other effects. Limited bleacher seating will be available at the back of the hall, on a first come first served basis.

          Sponsored by Heineken

          Statsraad Lehmkuhl

          A lunchtime session of live music onboard this beautiful Tall Ship with Norwegian food & refreshments available. Donations at the gate (suggested donation of at least £3 per adult, children free). Please note - this is not a concert with amplified music, with restricted viewing depending on how busy the ship is.

          Saturday Afternoon Concert - Festival Club (Islesburgh)SFFS Members Only

          Afternoon Concert

          This is a seated concert of approximately 2 hours, open to Festival members only. Bar facilities available.

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          Slow Session with Shetland Fiddlers Society - Festival Club (Islesburgh)

          Are you a visitor or Shetlander that loves joining in with sessions but can't quite cope with the speed of some of the frantic late night sessions in the Festival Club? Then please come along to this slower paced session led by Shetland Fiddlers' Society. It will start around 1.30pm in Room 10

            Mandolin Session - Festival Club (Islesburgh)

            Come along to see Shetland Mandolin Band in session, just watch or join in! This will be held in either Room 10 or in the main Foyer upstairs in the Festival Club.

              Mareel

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              Aith Hall

              This concert has been relocated from Vidlin.Aith hall will have soup and sandwiches for £5 at the interval and tea/coffee for £1 .

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              Bressay HallFerry Crossing Required

              There will be a bus meeting the 7pm ferry and transferring passengers to the hall and returning for the 23.45 ferry. Donations welcome

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              Shetland Concert - Festival Club (Islesburgh)SFFS Members Only

              Youth Concert - Festival Club (Islesburgh)Family Concert

              Singing Concert - Shetland Hotel

              Afternoon Concert

              This is a seated concert of approximately 2 hours. Bar facilities available.

              Peerie Spang - MareelFamily Concert

              Afternoon Family Concert

              The Peerie Spang is a standing gig, with lively (and some loud) music for families to dance about to together! As it is targeted at families, all adults must be accompanied by a child!

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              Youth led Session - Festival Club (Islesburgh)

              After the youth concert in the Festival Club, we hope that many of our young players will lead on a session in the Festival foyer. A further celebration as part of the Year of Young People.

                Mareel - Foy

                15 visiting acts will perform 15 minute sets each! This is a seated concert that is scheduled to last approximately 5 hours but can over run due to the nature of the event.

                  Sponsored by Arch Henderson LLP

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                  Shetland Hotel - Foy

                  15 visiting acts will perform 15 minute sets each! This is a seated concert that is scheduled to last approximately 5 hours but can over run due to the nature of the event.

                    Sponsored by Sandwick Baking Co

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                    Clickimin Centre - Foy

                    15 visiting acts will perform 15 minute sets each! This is a seated concert that is scheduled to last approximately 5 hours but can over run due to the nature of the event.

                      Sponsored by Grieg Seafood Shetland Ltd

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                      All workshops are free and are available to festival members only.

                      Ukulele Workshop - BOOSTER UKE (all levels)

                      Saturday 5th May

                      Venue: Festival Club (Islesburgh)

                      Based on James' book of the same name, BOOSTER UKE takes you from "ho-hum" to "big fun" in a relaxed, stress-free way. The secret is Chord Twins, a simple technique that will change the way you play. This is the first time we've had a Ukulele workshop at the Festival - and James Hill is one of the best so don't miss this fantastic opportunity.

                      Irish Fiddle Workshop

                      Sunday 6th May

                      Venue: Festival Club (Islesburgh)

                      Seeing as fiddle player Clare Friel has just become the Young Traditional Musician of the Year at the TG4 Gradam Ceoil Awards in Ireland, we thought it would be great if she and the Friel Sisters could lead on a workshop. Come along and learn some Irish tunes in Room 10

                      Contra Dance Workshop

                      Sunday 6th May

                      Venue: Festival Club (Islesburgh)

                      For a different sort of a dance workshop this year (we usually do Shetland dancing), come along to Room 16 at 2pm on the Sunday and join Pete's Posse from Vermont as they lead on a Contra Dance Workshop. A fantastic opportunity for both Shetlanders and visitors to learn a new type of dancing.

                      SFFS Members Only SFFS Members Only
                      Ferry Crossing Required Ferry Crossing Required