A Shetlander who genuinely needs no introduction. Internationally the most prominent artist ever to emerge from the islands' much-lauded music community - and still setting benchmarks after all these years!!
Previously the front-lady of Goya Dress, Astrid has more recently been forging a very successful solo career for herself. Her releases include the 2011 album Pulse and the 2015 album We Go To Dream.
Bongshang are one of Shetland’s most innovative bands, blending astral fiddle soundscapes, blissful banjo cadences and a pulsating rhythm section to deliver their characteristically eclectic compositions.
Chris Stout (fiddle) and Catriona McKay (Scottish harp) have been hailed as a “musical collaboration made in heaven”. A hugely innovative duo who continually challenge existing boundaries of traditional music.
Shetland’s internationally renowned fiddle band who redefine the term "traditional". Their performance style has been compared to “....playing likes angels and devils at once”.
Filska’s worldwide reputation is built on Shetland’s fiddle playing tradition – with wonderful songs for good measure too. 'Filska' is local dialect meaning 'high spirited'. No more need be said!
Shetland fiddle driven line-up, backed by a multi punch-packing rhythm section. Repertoire drawn from Shetland tradition as well as Nordic and Celtic influences.
Legends on the international folk scene, Hom Bru have been entertaining audiences with their own brand of music (and humour) for over 30 years, and they show no signs of stopping!
Hailing from the remote island of Fair Isle, Inge explores innovative vocal harmonies and multi-instrumental textures. Although best known for her work with the Karine Polwart Trio, Inge has been involved in several multi-cultural projects.
A hugely acclaimed sisters pairing and group, they recently released their emotive album ‘Escape’ - music inspired by the famed ‘Shetland Bus’ operation between Shetland and Norway during WWII.
A writer and singer of contemporary songs, Malachy has released four albums and an EP to date, and has performed in venues across the UK.
Hailing from Unst (Shetland’s, and therefore the UK’s, most northerly island), Steven is one of Shetland’s foremost composers, as well as being a wonderful fiddle player in his own right.