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Arts / Faroese country singer returns for two concerts

Hallur Joensen (left) on a previous visit to Shetland. Photo: BBC Radio Shetland.

AN AWARD-winning country musician from Faroe is set to return to Shetland for a couple of concerts this weekend.

Hallur Joensen will perform at the Rankin Lounge in Aith on Friday night (16 September) before taking to the stage at the Shetland Hotel in Lerwick the following day.

Joensen will be joined by Beddi Hansen, who have performed together in Shetland on numerous occasions.

Both concerts are being promoted by the Shetland Country Music Club, and local musicians will be on hand to perform too.

Joensen first visited Shetland in 2012 to attend a Thomas Fraser festival, where he was invited to take to the stage.

The musician and Hansen were due to perform in Shetland in 2020 for a charity gig but this was cancelled due to the Covid pandemic.

Joensen was introduced to music as a youngster “at the knee of his late father, who was a country music lover and a huge Hank Williams fan”.

He has since performed with the likes of Charley Pride, Bellamy Brothers, Bobby Bare and Kris Kristofferson.

Tickets for both concerts can be bought from High Level Music or on the door on the night, subject to availability.

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