Arts / Evelyn Glennie leads list of Mareel autumn shows

Evelyn Glennie. Photo: Caroline Purday

RENOWNED multi-instrumentalist Dame Evelyn Glennie will head to Shetland to play a concert at Mareel later this month as the venue gets set to host a number of seated shows over the coming weeks.

She will perform at the venue on Monday 25 October at 7.30pm.

Dame Evelyn Glennie is described as the world’s premier solo percussionist, performing worldwide with the greatest orchestras, conductors and artists.


A double Grammy award winner and BAFTA nominee, Glennie is also a composer for film, theatre and television.

She is currently forming The Evelyn Glennie Collection with a vision to open a centre that embodies her mission to ‘Teach the World to Listen’.

Shetland Arts will also be screening a retrospective of documentary Touch the Sound (2004) on Sunday 17 October at 2pm.

Meanwhile JUNO award-winners The East Pointers are set to play Mareel on Wednesday 17 November.

The trio are said to be redefining the “ever-evolving genre of modern folk with pop hooks, deep acoustic groove, trance-like trad breakdowns and three-part harmonies”.

The East Pointers.

Their debut album Secret Victory won the 2017 JUNO Award for Traditional Album of the Year, and the group has previously performed at the Shetland Folk Festival.

Doug Allan.

Shetland Arts is also hosting Doug Allan again on 25 November as he looks back over his successes and setbacks during 35 years of natural history film making.

The show is also Doug’s perspective on climate change and its impacts on the world’s wild places.

Before all that, folk festival favourites Rose Room will perform at Mareel in a Ragged Wood show on 5 November.

The Scottish group are described as playing “classy vintage swing and gypsy jazz…that combines brilliant musicianship and warm personality”.

Tickets for Rose Room and Doug Allan are on sale today.

Tickets for Evelyn Glennie go on sale on Wednesday (6 October), with East Pointers going on sale on 8 October.