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KimRead MoreJune 2, 2010

We have just been told that a friend in Fetlar, Kim, has recently been very successful in a UK songwriting competition with four prizes! Congratulations Kim! A fantastic achievement and we are looking forward to more of your music. Andy Ross Creative Director ASF Shetland and GlobalYell Music What i...

Relay for LifeRead MoreMay 30, 2010

Tonight, I was part of a group that sang for the Relay for Life  charity walk/ run in Lerwick. The Relay is a Cancer Research UK fund-raiser and Shetland is very proud o be part of that, although it was sad to see how many people are no longer with us due to the disease. For the survivors and the ...

SWRI choir at Variations on a ThemeRead MoreMay 26, 2010

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The SWRI choir has performed tonight at the Variations on a Theme event in the Trondra Hall. A fantastic night made even better with fantastic singing. It has really been a pleasure working with the group and I think we are onto something special! For another chance to see the choir in action, come ...

Creative Community WorkshopsRead MoreMay 24, 2010

We have recently begun to plan a series of community workshops to be run in the North Isles. The first of these is Making a crystal bracelet, (see poster below). The community workshops are going to be on a variety of techniques and use a variety of media. For the summer and autumn, we have a good ...

St Magnus KirkRead MoreMay 22, 2010

You may remember that, a few months ago, I posted some pictures of wonderful fabrics and vestments from St Magnus in Lerwick. Today I went in to see the renovations and the church is looking amazing. Some of the original wall painting has been restored and the windows have been renovated and repaire...

Singing SaturdaysRead MoreMay 22, 2010

The Singing Saturdays group is really doing well with our songs for the Hamefarin'. Join us on June 20th 2010 for a concert of vocal music from choirs across the isles. Room 16, Islesburgh, Lerwick, 7 pm start....

Fever! Scottish OperaRead MoreMay 20, 2010

The schools in Shetland are rehearsing and preparing for performances of Fever, written and devised by Scottish Opera. Today I spent the morning with the Central Mainland schools, going through the music and helping them to prepare for the performance. It was a fantastic opportunity and thanks to th...

Vunk Fest 2010Read MoreMay 14, 2010

If you have not seen the new Pop-Up shop for Vunk Fest in Lerwick, you will have missed a real treat. Dynamic graphics, music, photographs and more, all for the "alternative" crowd. Check out the Facebook site for the not-for-profit festival http://en-gb.facebook.com/event.php?eid=385380662088....

Weaving forumsRead MoreMay 13, 2010

We are members of two forums on the internet, WeaveTech and weavers-spinners-uk. They are very useful ways for us to learn about what is happening and we have met a lot of interesting people and had a lot of really interesting discussions. Both these groups can be found on yahoo....

Lin Marsh - acting and singingRead MoreMay 13, 2010

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The Lin Marsh event in July is approaching. Lin is a musician with an international reputation for her exciting and innovative work with young people and communities. She also has Shetland family connections with Mid Yell, and we are really pleased that she will be working with us in July on our Isl...