Fiddle

Plenty of entrants for 40th young fiddler competition

MORE than 70 musicians have entered this year’s Shetland Young Fiddler of the Year competition. The event will take place at Mareel in Lerwick on 22/23 April, and tickets are due to go on sale today (Friday). The competition will celebrate its 40th anniversary, with Margaret Robertson winning the inaugural event back in 1982. This […] Shetland News …


Musical heritage in ‘safe hands’ as young fiddlers impress

SHETLAND’s homegrown musical talent was recognised this weekend as the Young Fiddler of the Year competition made its welcome return at Mareel. Fifteen year old Magnus Williamson from Whalsay was declared the Shetland Young Fiddler of the Year 2021, taking home the Frank Jamieson Memorial Trophy after winning both the senior open and senior traditional […] Shetland News …


Vicky goes solo in style with new EP ‘Atlaness’

SHETLANDER Vicky Gray has long been known for her prowess as a graceful fiddle player steeped in the traditions of her home islands – and after many years of performing in bands this week she is stepping out of the shadows and unveiling her stylish debut EP as a solo artist. Atlaness is a concise piece […] Shetland News …