Great Gigs Lined up for 2013 in Mareel
03 January 2013
Shetland Arts is delighted to present a string of excellent
gigs in Mareel in the first half of 2013, including DJ Tam Coyle at
the first ever Up Helly Aa Hop in Mareel, former Runrig frontman
Donnie Munro in March, ska-band The Beat in April, Idlewild
frontman Roddy Woomble in May, Catriona MacDonald's new group Vamm
also in May, and "hypno-folkadelic" group Shooglenifty in
Coyle kept local crowds dancing into the
small hours at the Tall Ships in Lerwick last year, and returns to
DJ at the first ever Up Helly Aa Hop in Mareel on Wednesday 20
January. With the assistance of one of the noisiest and liveliest
crowds he's ever encountered, he aims to keep the party going with
a set to be enjoyed by everyone from 18 to 81. This is an 18+ event
and tickets cost £20.
Former Runrig frontman Donnie Munro has
enjoyed considerable success as a solo artist and writer, recently
embarking on a series of acoustic shows where he has taken the
opportunity to revisit a wide range of material spanning his career
with Runrig and with his own band. Shetland Arts is delighted to
welcome such a talented musician to Mareel for a no-doubt memorable
performance on Friday 29 March. Tickets cost £18 and all are
welcome to attend.
One of the biggest bands of the
2-Tone movement, The
Beat play with the sole aim of connecting with
and entertaining their appreciative audience
with their relentless energy and world class musicianship. Ska is
very popular in Shetland and The Beat are sure to entertain a very
large and very happy audience in Mareel on Saturday 6 April.
Tickets cost £18 and all are welcome to attend.
Familiar to thousands of music fans as
the front man of the Scottish rock band Idlewild, Roddy Woomble is
also a celebrated solo songwriter and performer, and played a sold
out gig with Idlewild at the North Star in Shetland in 2002. Roddy
is returning to Shetland on Monday 13 May for a performance
featuring songs from his new album, both his previous solo albums,
and several Idlewild numbers. Tickets cost £16 and all are welcome
Newly formed in 2012, Vamm is made up of
Shetland born Catriona MacDonald (of Blazin' Fiddles), Perthshire's
Patsy Reid (founding member of Breabach) and Norwegian Marit Falt.
The group seamlessly creates a dynamic yet intimate sound that will
take your breath away. This must-see concert in Mareel is open to
all and tickets cost £16.
is one of Scotland's most unique musical exports, playing an
infectious blend of Celtic traditional music and dance grooves that
band members describe as "hypno-folkadelic ambient trad." They are
sure to provide a night in Mareel to remember on Saturday 1 June -
so get your dancing shoes on and come along! Tickets cost £16 and
the gig is open to all.
Shetland Arts' Marketing Officer, Lisa
Ward, said: "We are absolutely delighted to announce such a
fantastic line-up of gigs in Mareel in the first half of 2013.
We're still busy filling up our calendar for the year and will be
announcing even more great events in the new year, but being able
to confirm these acts now is an excellent Christmas present for
everyone! We'd also like to say thank you to Davie Gardner for his
hard work in securing these world-class acts for performances which
are sure-to-be unforgettable."
Tickets for all these events are now on on sale via Shetland
Box Office in Mareel and Islesburgh, over the phone on 01595 745
555, or online at www.mareel.org or www.shetlandboxoffice.org.
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