Shetland Folk Festival Society

Shetland Folk Festival Society
Group Contact: Louise Johnson
Contact's Title: Publicity
Contact Address: 5 Burns Lane
Postcode: ZE1 0EJ
Area: Lerwick & Bressay
Contact Telephone: 01595 694757
Fax No: 01595 695381
Email: email us
Website: visit our website
Date Created:Thu 27/05/2010

The Shetland Folk Festival takes place around late April and/or early May each year, and as the UK's most northerly folk festival, it is regarded a prestigious event for performers, locals and visitors alike.

Organised by a voluntary committee (and run by an even bigger pool of volunteers) the Festival prides itself in reaching out to even the most far flung areas of Shetland. Concerts are organised throughout the isles, consisting of some of the best International, British and Shetland music that the world has to offer. In fact, visiting artistes are regularly dumbfounded by the quantity and quality of local musicians that our remote isles have to offer.  The clubhouse is a hotbed of late night music and dancing throughout the weekend – be prepared for very little sleep!

Updated September 2016