Mareel Nominated for Venue of the Year at Scots Trad Music Awards
05 November 2013
Mareel has been nominated for Venue of the
Year at this year's Scots Trad Music Awards.
Managed by Shetland Arts Development
Agency, Mareel is the UK's most northerly music, cinema and
creative industries centre. Providing a year round programme of
live music, film, education and other performance events, Mareel is
a hub and a focus for the creative communities not just in Shetland
The shortlists were drawn from hundreds of
public nominations by a panel of music industry experts, who also
help choose the winners, along with the results of an online vote
held over the next few weeks.
Shetland Arts' Director, Gwilym Gibbons,
said: "In Mareel's first year of operations we had over 100
ticketed events in the Main Auditorium, and the whole project has
been going really well. It's also great to be welcoming a nominee
for Best Instrumentalist of the Year, Christ Stout, to Mareel,
nominated for Venue of the Year and shortlisted for Best Building
in Scotland, this week for what's sure to be an unforgettable live
Chris Stout, will be playing a concert in
Mareel this Thursday (7 Nov) with Finlay MacDonald and Ross Martin,
showcasing pieces from their new album The Cauld Wind, which was
also recorded at the studio in Mareel.
Mareel was also shortlisted for the Andrew
Doolan Prize for the Best Building in Scotland, by the Royal
Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS). The winner of this
Prize will be announced on Thursday this week (7 Nov).
Mr Gibbons added: "I'd like to thank the
Shetland Arts' team who worked tirelessly to get Mareel up and
running. It's a testament to their effort, commitment, and
dedication that we've been nominated for Venue of the Year in our
first year of operations. We'd also like to thank everyone who
nominated Mareel, and ask that you please continue to support us
with your votes."
Mareel, designed by Gareth Hoskins
Architects, incorporates: a live performance auditorium, two
cinema screens, rehearsal rooms, a recording studio, education and
training spaces, a digital media production suite, broadcast
facilities and a cafe bar with free, high speed wi-fi internet
Public voting is now open for the Scots Trad Music Awards at