Arts / More acts announced for Hogmanay show

THE FULL line-up for Mareel’s Hogmanay bash has been announced – with local acts set to mingle with visiting artists.

A number of musicians will perform at a variety concert in the venue ahead of a set from previously announced headliners Kinnaris Quintet.

Kinnaris Quintet is the headline act for Mareel’s Hogmanay bash.

High Level Hot Club, which formed out of music lessons at the town centre shop, will take to the stage to play swing jazz.


The young group feature Lulu Johnson, Daisy Anderson, Artur Vavilov (guitars) and Tabitha Johnson (bass).

Shetland Mandolin Band founder Jenny Henry will team up local musician Lewie Peterson, with Laura Beth Salter and Jenn Butterworth (Kinnaris Quintet) and multi-instrumentalist Calum MacCrimmon (Breabach) set to join in on the fun too.

Sauerkraut Seth and the Plantiecrubs, meanwhile, will bring some jazz and blues to the mix.

Having recently moved from Brooklyn to Lerwick, Seth is known as the bassist in Americana ragtime and blues band The Wiyos, who played the Shetland Folk Festival in 2010.


Seth will make his debut on the Mareel stage with a few familiar faces: Tim Matthew (fiddle), Gary Smith (upright bass) and Isaac Webb (drums and cymbals).

New local trad quartet CRAC will also join the line-up, with the group featuring Ryan Couper, Adam Johnson, Callum Watt and Callum Nicolson.

In addition to Kinnaris Quintet playing the main event, there will be DJs and a dance band performing too.

Shetland Arts’ Hogmanay Celebrations will take place on 31 December from 7pm at Mareel, with tickets available to be booked in person at Mareel or at the Shetland Arts outlet at Sumburgh Airport, by phone on 01595 745500, or online at www.shetlandarts.org.

Elsewhere across town on Hogmanay, local act May and Mackie will bring in the bells at the Lerwick Legion, with tickets for that gig on sale soon.