Second Kettle show

LEADING Scottish children’s entertainers The Singing Kettle are laying on a second concert in Shetland after all 750 tickets for their only concert in the isles were sold out in just 90 minutes.

The show has been booked as part of the 30th anniversary of the Shetland Folk Festival between 29 April and 2 May.


The Singing Kettle’s second show will be at the 280 seat Garrison Theatre on Wednesday 28 April, starting at 5pm.

Tickets for the show are priced at £10 for all and will go on sale between 10am and 12noon on Saturday 13 March at the Shetland Folk Festival offices at 5 Burns Lane, in Lerwick, or via the ticket line 01595 69 63 49 during those hours

Davie Henderson, of the folk festival organisers, said the queue for the first concert had stretched down Burns Lane and up Commercial Street to Malcolmson’s Bakery before the doors opened at 10am.

Last night (Wednesday) he said he was delighted that The Singing Kettle had been able to re-arrange their commitment to play a second concert in Lerwick.


“We knew that the Singing Kettle would be popular, but have to admit to being rather overwhelmed at the speed the tickets sold out.

“This second showing will hopefully result in another 280 happy smiling faces, which is obviously satisfying from an organiser’s perspective.”

Both shows will be titled ‘The Singing Kettle’s Silly Songs’ and audience members are being encouraged to wear something in their favourite colour.

Bursting with superb singalong songs like “Shove Yer Granny”, “Music Man and Woman”, “Apples and Bananas” along with loads of audience participation, ticket holders can expect a fun-filled, action packed experience.

Tickets for the other festival concerts will go on sale for festival members from mid-March and then to everyone else from the 2 April.