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Arts / Garrison to host music on Up Helly Aa day

Lerwick Up Helly Aa 2019. Photo: Hans J Marter/Shetland News

TRADITIONAL and folk music will be on offer in the Garrison Theatre on Up Helly Aa day as part of Shetland Arts’ Fiery Sessions gig.

Skelburn, High Level Hot Club, George Spence and Haltadans will perform from 12pm to 3pm, with the event hosted by Lewie Peterson.

Skelburn feature Darren Jamieson (fiddle), Fraser Jamieson (guitar), Paul Hunter (banjo) and Nathan Grains (mandolin) and they are described as favourites at the Shetland Accordion and Fiddle Festival.

Young swing jazz quartet High Level Hot Club have supported Rose Room, while they also played at Mareel’s Hogmanay event. They feature Lulu Johnson, Daisy Anderson, Artur Vavilov (guitars) and Tabitha Johnson (bass).

George Spence, meanwhile, is the winner of Shetland Young Fiddler of the Year.

Folk group Haltadans feature Maurice Henderson, Ewen Thomson, Lois Nicol, Grant Nicol and John Clark.

The junior jarl squad is also due to make an appearance at the Garrison.

Programme Manager at Shetland Arts Tim Matthew said: “We’ve been hosting Fiery Sessions at the Garrison Theatre for many years now, and the musical offering gets stronger year on year.

“This year, we’re delighted to be supporting Skelburn and High Level Hot Club as they continue to develop their music careers.”

Tickets are available via the Shetland Arts box office.