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Reviews / Big fun at the Peerie Spang as bairns get chance to boogie

Inn Echo performing at the Peerie Spang event at the Clickimin. Photo: Dave Donaldson

THE GROWN-ups have had plenty of fun over the last few days at the Shetland Folk Festival – and on Sunday afternoon it was time for the bairns to have a go.

It is fair to say they took that opportunity with aplomb, with Peerie Spang at the Clickimin bouncing with bopping, boogieing bairns having a right ol’ brilliant time.

The parents also seemed to enjoy the moment, but some were no doubt longing for a lie down after a hefty few days – and ahead of the final night foy revelry to come later on.

It was up to Inn Echo to open the Peerie Spang, with the Prince Edward Island group putting their own spin on traditional music.

This year’s ‘Marmite’ act Gangar were the other act on the bill, whose unique sound of Norwegian folk chucked in a blender with rock, jazz and metal has no doubt made some traditionalists a little uneasy over the weekend.

It was a bold booking by the committee but one to be applauded, and group’s high-energy tomfoolery won over the youngsters, who were already fuelled up with Ribena from the bar.

Although perhaps toning down the volume a little, Gangar still managed to chuck in some guitar-heavy riffs amid the free-roaming fiddle and saxophone – even encouraging the next generation of folk festival-goers to indulge in a bit of gentle headbanging.

As the bairns go to bed the adults will get back on it tonight at the three foy events in Lerwick as the visiting acts perform short sets across the town – but, as usual, tickets have sold out.

The 2024 Peerie Spang. Photo: Dave Donaldson

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