Music

Youngster Ruben pens catchy Christmas song to dance to

A BUDDING young musician and producer from Bigton is providing some much-needed festive cheer in the shape of a Christmas song encouraging folk to dance along.   Ten year old Ruben Ritch has written, recorded, produced and sung (I Hope That We Can) Dance This Christmas and an accompanying video with a host of neighbours […] 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 …


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 …