Arts / Young promoters to return with varied gig at Mareel

Haltadans performing with Kevin Henderson at the 2022 Shetland Folk Festival. Photo: Chris Brown

THE SHETLAND Young Promoters Group has reformed after the Covid pandemic and is putting on its first event in four years later this month.

The group, which gives young folk experience in hosting events, is putting on a concert of a variety of music at Mareel on 30 March. Tickets available now priced at £5.

Established local acts such as Haltadans, Delorean, Oot O Tune and Eamonn Watt will take to the stage, whilst the gig will also see the debut of newly formed teenage bands playing a mixture of music ranging from jazz to metal.

The group is made up of members between the ages of 14-25.

One of the performers in the event and a long-time member of the group, Eamonn Watt, said he was delighted to see the group reform.

“It is absolutely brilliant to see the young promoters back in action and putting on events for young people after all the lockdown restrictions,” he said.


“These events have always been a brilliant start for young musicians and bands who wish to experience the feeling of playing live music on stage and putting on a great show.

“As a young promoter of ten years from 2009 to 2019, all the events have been a fantastic experience and a guaranteed good time for all. Come on down and support your young music scene!”

The group itself said it is dedicated to giving young people a chance to get involved in getting a say in what happens in Shetland’s cultural landscape.

Tickets are available via the Shetland Arts box office.

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