Danish Folk Band Himmerland to Entertain Audiences at Mareel
30 October 2012
Shetland Arts is delighted to welcome
Danish folk band, Himmerland, to Mareel on Thursday 8 November as
part of Mareel's Official Opening Season. Support will be provided
by local group, Mirka, comprised of Danny Garrick, Karis Garrick,
and Lois MacDonald.
Himmerland is a group of five
traveling musicians, each carrying very different life stories and
traditions in their rucksacks. They come from three regions of
Denmark - Bornholm (an island in the Baltic Sea), Copenhagen, and
Northern Jutland - and from Poland and Ghana, in West
They compose original music and
infuse it with all the different traditions of their heritage. They
have played across Europe, Russia, Canada, South America, Australia
and New Zealand, representing a Denmark where people from around
the world can meet, live together and all contribute to a sweetly
simmering cultural melting pot.
Shetland Arts Marketing Officer
Lisa Ward said: "We are very much looking forward to welcoming
Himmerland to Mareel. They are an incredibly unique and dynamic
band that I'm sure will be very much appreciated by Shetland
audiences and folk-fans. We're also very pleased to have Mirka
supporting Himmerland for this event, showcasing local talent
alongside a visiting artist in Mareel."
The concert begins at 7.30pm and tickets cost £12 (£10
concessions). Tickets are available from Shetland Box Office in
Mareel/Islesburgh, over the phone on 01595 745 555, or online at www.shetlandboxoffice.org
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