Concerts

Thursday27th April
Friday28th April
Saturday29th April
Sunday30th April
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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. Free event.

    Free

    Step Into My Parlour - Mareel

    Step into Michelle’s memorabilia-bedecked living-room for songs, yarns and a complement of Scotland and Ireland's finest musicians. You never know who’ll drop in for a sherry and party-piece! Inspired by discovering her great granny’s scrapbook, former lead vocalist with Cherish the Ladies, will charm and beguile you with tales of pneumonia and cows! This show will be slightly shorter than an average Folk Festival evening concert - two halves with an interval. Cabaret style seating and balcony seating sold separately.

    Tickets:

    Non-Member: £17.00 | Non-Member Concession: £15.00 | Member: £12.00 | Member Concession: £10.00

    Thursday Club Concert - Festival Club (Islesburgh)SFFS Members Only

    A seated concert of approximately 4 hours, open to Festival members only. Bar facilities available.

    Tickets:

    Member: £12.00 | Member Concession: £10.00

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    Aith Concert - Aith Hall

    This is a seated concert of approximately 4 hours with bar facilities available.

    Tickets:

    Non-Member: £17.00 | Non-Member Concession: £15.00 | Member: £12.00 | Member Concession: £10.00

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    Bigton Concert - Bigton Hall

    This is a seated concert of approximately 4 hours with bar facilities available

    Tickets:

    Non-Member: £17.00 | Non-Member Concession: £15.00 | Member: £12.00 | Member Concession: £10.00

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    Brae Concert - Brae Hall

    This is a seated concert of approximately 4 hours with bar facilities available

    Tickets:

    Non-Member: £17.00 | Non-Member Concession: £15.00 | Member: £12.00 | Member Concession: £10.00

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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.

    Tickets:

    Member: £11.00 | Member Concession: £9.00

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    Friday Afternoon Tall Ship Session - Statsraad Lehmkuhl

    An all acoustic affair featuring short sets by visiting and local acts on the Training ship Statsraad Lehmkuhl (docked at Victoria Pier) between 4 and 6pm. Traditional Bergen Soup and Norwegian refreshments will be for sale by the crew. Pay on the day by donation - suggested entry fee of £3 per adult (children free)

    Free

    Friday Evening Concert - Mareel

    A concert of approximately 4 hours with cabaret style seating and balcony seating sold separately. Bar facilities available

    Tickets:

    Non-Member: £17.00 | Non-Member Concession: £15.00 | Member: £12.00 | Member Concession: £10.00

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    Mid Yell Concert - Mid Yell HallFerry Crossing Required

    This is a seated concert of approximately 4 hours with bar facilities available

    Tickets:

    Non-Member: £17.00 | Non-Member Concession: £15.00 | Member: £12.00 | Member Concession: £10.00

    Sandwick Concert - Sandwick Social Club

    This is a seated concert of approximately 4 hours with bar facilities available

    Sponsored by Sandwick Baking Co

    Tickets:

    Non-Member: £17.00 | Non-Member Concession: £15.00 | Member: £12.00 | Member Concession: £10.00

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    Burra Concert - Hamnavoe Hall

    This is a seated concert of approximately 4 hours with bar facilities available

    Tickets:

    Non-Member: £17.00 | Non-Member Concession: £15.00 | Member: £12.00 | Member Concession: £10.00

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    Spangin' 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 serve basis.

    Tickets:

    Non-Member: £19.00 | Non-Member Concession: £17.00 | Member: £14.00 | Member Concession: £12.00

    Saturday Lunchtime Tall Ship Session - Statsraad Lehmkuhl

    An all acoustic affair featuring short sets by visiting and local acts on the Training ship Statsraad Lehmkuhl (docked at Victoria Pier) between 12noon and 2pm - including the famous Military tattoo fiddlers, Hjaltibonhoga. Traditional Bergen Soup and Norwegian refreshments will be for sale by the crew. Pay by donation on the day - suggested entry price of £3 per adult (children free).

    Free

    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.

    Tickets:

    Member: £11.00 | Member Concession: £9.00

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    Saturday Concert - Clickimin Centre

    This is a seated concert of approximately 4 hours with bar facilities available

    Sponsored by RSM

    Tickets:

    Non-Member: £19.00 | Non-Member Concession: £17.00 | Member: £14.00 | Member Concession: £12.00

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    Shetland Showcase Concert - Mareel

    A concert of approximately 4 hours with cabaret style seating and balcony seating sold separately. Bar facilities available

    Sponsored by J.W. Gray & Co

    Tickets:

    Non-Member: £17.00 | Non-Member Concession: £15.00 | Member: £12.00 | Member Concession: £10.00

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

    A seated concert of approximately 4 hours, open to Festival members only. Bar facilities available.

    Tickets:

    Member: £12.00 | Member Concession: £10.00

    Ollaberry Concert - Ollaberry Hall

    This is a seated concert of approximately 4 hours with bar facilities available

    Tickets:

    Non-Member: £17.00 | Non-Member Concession: £15.00 | Member: £12.00 | Member Concession: £10.00

    Scalloway Concert - Scalloway Hall

    This is a seated concert of approximately 4 hours with bar facilities available

    Sponsored by Scalloway Hotel

    Tickets:

    Non-Member: £17.00 | Non-Member Concession: £15.00 | Member: £12.00 | Member Concession: £10.00

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    South Nesting Concert - South Nesting Hall

    This is a seated concert of approximately 4 hours with bar facilities available

    Tickets:

    Non-Member: £17.00 | Non-Member Concession: £15.00 | Member: £12.00 | Member Concession: £10.00

    Sunday Afternoon Concert - Shetland Hotel

    Afternoon Concert

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

    Tickets:

    Non-Member: £14.00 | Non-Member Concession: £12.00 | Member: £11.00 | Member Concession: £9.00

    Peerie Spang - MareelFamily Concert

    Afternoon Family Concert

    The Peerie Spang is a standing gig, with lively (and loud) music for families to dance about to together! This year, there will also be entertainers from the Let's Circus company. As it is targeted at families, all adults must be accompanied by a child!

    Tickets:

    Non-Member: £10.00 | Non-Member Concession: £8.00 | Member: £8.00 | Member Concession: £6.00

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    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

      Tickets:

      Non-Member: £23.00 | Non-Member Concession: £21.00 | Member: £18.00 | Member Concession: £16.00

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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 Hjaltland UK Ltd

        Tickets:

        Non-Member: £23.00 | Non-Member Concession: £21.00 | Member: £18.00 | Member Concession: £16.00

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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 J & I Taxis

          Tickets:

          Non-Member: £23.00 | Non-Member Concession: £21.00 | Member: £18.00 | Member Concession: £16.00

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

          Circus Workshop One

          Saturday 29th Apr

          Venue: Festival Club (Islesburgh)

          Held downstairs in Islesburgh with members of the Let's Circus Company. All ages welcome. Workshop duration about 1 hour

          Irish Song Workshop

          Saturday 29th Apr

          Venue: Festival Club (Islesburgh)

          Held in Room 11 with Michelle Burke. Workshop duration 1 hour

          Shetland Fiddle Workshop

          Saturday 29th Apr

          Venue: Festival Club (Islesburgh)

          Held in Room 11 with Kevin Henderson from Fiddlers' Bid. Workshop duration is 1 hour

          Circus Workshop Two

          Saturday 29th Apr

          Venue: Festival Club (Islesburgh)

          Held downstairs in Islesburgh with members of the Let's Circus Company. All ages welcome Workshop duration about 1 hour

          Youth Session

          Saturday 29th Apr

          Venue: Festival Club (Islesburgh)

          Held in room 10 and led by two fantastic tutors from High Level Music we'd like to invite all young folk festival members to come along with their instruments for a dedicated youth session. This is the first time we've organised such an event and we hope it will be the first of many!

          Shetland Reel Workshop

          Sunday 30th Apr

          Venue: Festival Club (Islesburgh)

          This workshop is inspired by a renewed interest in the Islands in the Shetland Reel which has many variations. We thought it was a good time to provide the opportunity to come along and learn how to dance the reel and perhaps some variations from another part of Shetland. Workshop in Room 16, duration will be approximately 1 hour.

          Vair Album Launch

          Saturday 29th Apr

          Venue: Festival Club (Islesburgh)

          Held in Room 10, we are delighted that one of Shetland's top bands is launching their debut album at the Festival. This session will showcase some of their new tunes/songs performed acoustically and will be the first opportunity to lay you hands on a copy of "A Place in Time"

          SFFS Members Only SFFS Members Only
          Family Concert Family Concert
          Ferry Crossing Required Ferry Crossing Required