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Entertainment / Isles musicians to go unplugged

Zdenka is one of the acts on the bill. Photo: Chris Coles.

A SHOWCASE of local music talent is set to be held next weekend – with the show due to be streamed to the world online.

A number of acts such as Forgotten Sons and Jack Sandison will perform at Shetland Unplugged at Mareel in Lerwick on 20 April.

The event is the brainchild of Andrea Fox, a masters degree student at the University of the Highlands and Islands.

“The idea behind Shetland Unplugged is to promote artists from Shetland outside of Shetland,” she said.

Other acts at the show, which will kick off at 6pm, include Zdenka, Gina Paola Ritch with Los Salty Dogs, Crossfire, Keirynn Topp and Eamonn Watt.

The acts will perform largely acoustically, and audience members will be invited to give feedback online and in the venue via forms on the tables which can be anonymously posted to artists at the venue.

An afterparty event will see Delorean and Crossfire take to the place, with a jam session also scheduled.