Folk music

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 …


Couper brothers bring much needed feel-good factor

“HOW cool is this?” beamed Ross Couper as he and brother Ryan took to the Mareel stage on Saturday lunchtime. Midway through Shetland’s first proper-gig-with-a-crowd since March he spoke of it being “such a buzz” to play live again, though it’s fair to say the brothers’ demeanour had already given that away. Their hour-long set, […] Shetland News …


Local musicians philosophical and resilient in the face of Covid-19 havoc

ORDINARILY Shetland’s music community would be looking forward to a host of festive season shindigs to warm the cockles and raise the spirits. There’d be carol concerts, kids’ concerts, a sell-out night with First Foot Soldiers on clue-up Friday, a glitzy Hogmanay gathering at Mareel, a couple of popular tribute acts and maybe even some […] Shetland News …