The Haltadans is an ancient stone circle on the Island of Fetlar where the Trows are known to gather. The two stones in the middle of the circle are said to be a fiddler and his wife who were turned to stone as the Trows danced around them, struck by the first rays of the sun.
This is where the band name comes from, Maurice Henderson on fiddle, an already well known Shetland musician is flanked by demon fiddlers, Lois Nicol and Ewen Thomson . Grant Nicol’s clever use of chords drives the tunes forward with John Clark binding the whole sound together with his solid fretless bass playing. Haltadans have enthralled audiences in Shetland and beyond having successful toured in Denmark and playing the Halkaer Kro Festival in 2016.