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Entertainment / No folk festival fun for tall ship

Staatsraat Lehmkuhl had to return to Bergen for repairs

Statsraad Lehmkuhl during her brief visit to Lerwick on Friday. Photo Austin TaylorStatsraad Lehmkuhl. Photo: Austin Taylor

THE NORWEGIAN tall ship Statsraad Lehmkuhl will no longer feature at this weekend’s Shetland Folk Festival after she headed back to Bergen for emergency repairs.

The tall ship was due to host live music on Friday and Saturday but damage sustained a few days ago has cut short her visit to Shetland after she had arrived in Lerwick at the weekend.

Organisers of the folk festival said the Statsraad Lehmkuhl should return for the 40th Shetland Folk Festival next year.

Some of the live music on the Friday afternoon has been rescheduled to the festival club foyer in Islesburgh Community Centre between 4pm and 5.15pm, with local acts Plagiarism and Beltane Ree due to perform for members.

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