LERWICK restaurant and venue The String is set to bow out in style later this month with a series of gigs featuring local and visiting acts.
There will be four days of events in a row from 26-29 March on what will be its final weekend trading.
On 26 March Idlewild frontman Roddy Woomble will play a solo show with support act Arthur Nicholson, which is already sold out.
The following night Hannah Fisher and Sorren Maclean will head north for a gig, with Skelburn and High Level Hot Club in support.
Orcadian Kris Drever will return to Shetland for a show on 28 March, supported by Scott Moncrieff and Kirmirren.
On Sunday 29 March local folksters Vair, Margaret Robertson and Karen Tweed will perform two shows – one in the afternoon and another in the evening.
Before that DJs Lyall Halcrow, Jamie Hatchbar and Brendan Hall will host a free club night on 21 March.
The directors of The String announced last month that they would cease trading due to economic challenges and work-life balance.
Food service, which is already reduced, will end after 14 March.
Director Neil Riddell said: “In many ways we’re sad to be calling it a day, but we are determined to go out on a positive note.
“We’re thrilled that so many great musicians, both visiting and local, have agreed at pretty short notice to come and do what they do best.”
Tickets for the events are available online.
Become a supporter of Shetland News
Shetland News is asking its many readers to consider start paying for their dose of the latest local news delivered straight to their PC, tablet or mobile phone.
Journalism comes at a price and because that price is not being paid in today’s rapidly changing media world, most publishers - national and local - struggle financially despite very healthy audience figures.
Most online publishers have started charging for access to their websites, others have chosen a different route. Shetland News currently has over 500 supporters who are all making small voluntary financial contributions. All funds go towards covering our cost and improving the service further.
Your contribution will ensure Shetland News can: -
- Bring you the headlines as they happen;
- Stay editorially independent;
- Give a voice to the community;
- Grow site traffic further;
- Research and publish more in-depth news, including more Shetland Lives features.
If you appreciate what we do and feel strongly about impartial local journalism, then please become a supporter of Shetland News by either making a single payment or monthly subscription.
Support us from as little as £3 per month – it only takes a minute to sign up. Thank you.Support Shetland News