Festival Club Programme

Thursday2nd May
Friday3rd May
Saturday4th May
Sunday5th May

Sessions
Session

Throughout Thursday afternoon there will be sessions led by some of this year's visiting acts and a resident Club band.

    Festival Club Opening

    The 42nd Festival will get underway with the official opening at our Festival Club at Islesburgh Community Centre! Each afternoon of the Festival, members will have access to live programmed music in Room 16 featuring both visiting and local artistes. Thursday afternoon will showcase short sets from some of the acts appearing over the Festival weekend - providing attendees with a flavour of what lies ahead. This is not a ticketed event and afternoon Club programming is included as part of your Festival membership. Numbers will be limited in room 16 and we anticipate this event will be very popular. Please be considerate of this. We request that you do not hold seats for others as it is unfair to those who have queued

      Sessions - Friday
      Session

      Our resident Festival Club musicians will be leading sessions at various points through the afternoon.

        Fiddle Workshop
        Workshop

        Fiddle Workshop led by Ross Couper in Room 10, 12 noon to 1.15pm

          Festival Club - Friday Programme

          Festival Club Live Music Programme Room 16

          Each afternoon of the Festival, members will have access to live programmed music in Room 16 featuring both visiting and local artistes. Friday afternoon will be split into a lunchtime slot of two acts and a late afternoon slot of three acts. This is not a ticketed event or official concerts and afternoon Club programming is included as part of your Festival membership. Numbers will be limited in room 16 and we anticipate many members wishing to take advantage of this live music and hope there is an ongoing flow of members coming and going to enjoy the atmosphere. It would be greatly appreciated if members who have been seated in room 16 for some time give others the opportunity to come in if there are people waiting.
          TIMINGS ARE APPROXIMATE AND MAY BE ALTERED AT ANY TIME

          13.00 Kirsten Adamson & Tanagers
          13.40 Haverin
          ROOM 16 will be closed for sound checks between 14.30 and 15.30
          15.45 Ciaran Ryan Band
          16.30 Deira
          17.15 Tenement Jazz Band

            Jonny on the Spot Cocktails Friday

            Cocktails being served 1-6pm!

              Scandi Sessions
              Session

              Following the popularity of the Scandi Session last year, we're repeating the theme once more - this time led by Ahlberg, Ek & Roswall and Ulrika Boden from Sweden.

                Ross Couper Band ALBUM Launch
                Launch

                We are delighted that Ross Couper and his band are launching their debut album, Homeroad, at this year's Shetland Folk Festival. Head to Room 16 at 12.30pm on Saturday 4th to hear a preview of the sizzling tracks and with opportunities to get some signed copies of the new release.

                Jonny on the Spot Cocktails Saturday

                Being served 1-6pm

                  Asturian Melodies Workshop with Deira
                  Workshop

                  No matter what instrument you play, come along to this 1 hour workshop on Asturian melodies led by visiting folk band Deira.

                  Festival Club - Saturday Programme

                  Festival Club Live Music Programme Room 16

                  Each afternoon of the Festival, members will have access to live programmed music in Room 16 featuring both visiting and local artistes. Friday afternoon will be split into a lunchtime slot of three acts and a late afternoon slot of three acts. This is not a ticketed event or official concerts and afternoon Club programming is included as part of your Festival membership. Numbers will be limited in room 16 and we anticipate many members wishing to take advantage of this live music and hope there is an ongoing flow of members coming and going to enjoy the atmosphere. It would be greatly appreciated if members who have been seated in room 16 for some time give others the opportunity to come in if there are people waiting.
                  TIMINGS ARE APPROXIMATE AND MAY BE ALTERED AT ANY TIME

                  12.30 Ross Couper Band Album Launch
                  14.00 Inn Echo
                  14.50 Haverin
                  15.40 George Spence and Jacob Henderson
                  16.25 Zdenka
                  17.10 Cosmic Country

                    Norwegian Fiddle Traditions Workshop
                    Workshop

                    Come along to the Drama room for 1 hour session all about Norwegian Fiddle Traditions, led by Mattias Thedens.

                      Shetland Fiddlers Session
                      Session

                      The Shetland Fiddlers Society will be leading a session featuring exclusively traditional Shetland tunes. Come along and join in!

                        Adam Guest Band ALBUM launch
                        Launch

                        Delighted to be able to give a Adam Guest (and his band) a Folk Festival album launch too, for Solitude & Grace which was released earlier this year. Hear songs from the new album and the opportunity to get some signed copies!

                        Sunday Singers Session
                        Session

                        We have invited some of the singers from this year's visiting acts to come together and lead a session of songs (oh and find some songs to collaborate on to feature on the Room 16 stage later in the afternoon)

                          Jonny on the Spot Cocktails Sunday

                          Being served 1-5pm

                            Festival Club - Sunday Programme

                            Festival Club Live Music Programme Room 16

                            Each afternoon of the Festival, members will have access to live programmed music in Room 16 featuring both visiting and local artistes. This is not a ticketed event or official concerts and afternoon Club programming is included as part of your Festival membership. Numbers will be limited in room 16 and we anticipate many members wishing to take advantage of this live music and hope there is an ongoing flow of members coming and going to enjoy the atmosphere. It would be greatly appreciated if members who have been seated in room 16 for some time give others the opportunity to come in if there are people waiting.
                            TIMINGS ARE APPROXIMATE AND MAY BE ALTERED AT ANY TIME

                            12.30 Adam Guest Band Album Launch
                            14.00-1700  An afternoon of music where collaboration will be encouraged.  We'll hear from local musicians in Vair , Jjaegg and appearances from some of the other visiting musicians!

                              Youth Session led by Kirrmirren
                              Session

                              A session led by some of the leading young musicians in Shetland - the more the merrier!