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Arts / Young folk invited to get jamming with pro musicians

Musicians Ben Murray and Renzo Spiteri. Photo: Curious Pilgrims

WORKSHOPS from two professional musicians will be held later this month for Shetland teenagers.

Anyone aged 13 to 18 is welcome to take part in Let’s Jam, regardless of musical knowledge or ability.

Instruments will be provided but youngsters are also welcome to bring their own.

Let’s Jam will aim to provide a safe space for teenagers to experiment creatively without judgement.

Shetland-based percussionist Renzo Spiteri will be joined by singer-songwriter Ben Murray from Newcastle.

Spiteri will likely be a familiar face for many in Shetland’s music scene, but he has also performed all over the world from Belfast to Beijing.

He is now keen to pass his experience on to the younger generation.

Murray has released three albums with his band TARRAS, as well as performing as the Songman in Michael Morpurgo’s play Warhorse.

The sessions, run by Curious Pilgrims and supported by the Shetland Charitable Trust and Shetland Arts, will take place at the Brae Youth Centre on 24 June and Mareel on 25 June.

The workshops are free but spaces are limited so booking is required.

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