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Apr 27, 2017

He's known for his fiddling prowess – but there are more strings to Aly Bain's bow.

Thor Holt speaks to Aly about the good things in life: food, travel and music.

From sharing a dressing room with former miners' leader Arthur Scargill to where to get the best steak in the USA, Aly shares some of his memories.

Find yourself a spare half hour, sit back and enjoy this conversation with one of Shetland's best musicians.

http://www.philandaly.com/

Apr 27, 2017

Thor Holt speaks to Louise Johnson of @shetlandfolk festival with some tips for anyone heading to the festival for the first time.

Visit: www.shetlandfolkfestival.com 

Apr 20, 2017

Fast-rising rockers Hunter & the Bear are heading to the isles in May as part of a national tour.

The group tipped as this year’s “ones to watch” is credited with pioneering a resurgence in rock and roll and they will perform at Lerwick British Legion on Friday 26th May on the back of the release of the self-titled debut album.

Hunter & the Bear’s combination of melodic sensibility with riff-laden tunes has been quoted as representing “the very best of guitar driven music today”.

From quality airtime on the BBC and national commercial radio, to an enviable slot supporting Eric Clapton on his recent arena tour, the band’s deft employment of rock riff’s and melodic song craft has seen them championed by some of the biggest names in rock, including Clapton himself.

The four-piece are said to generate a momentous buzz wherever they tour,
performing at increasingly large venues and festivals throughout the UK, Europe and beyond.

Band member Will Irvine talks to Thor Holt about the band, its name and the upcoming tour.

Apr 17, 2017

Today's guest is Lord Norman Lamont of Lerwick. Lord Lamont served in multiple Conservative Governments under Margaret Thatcher. 

He speaks to host Thor Holt about an official visit to Sullom Voe, his memories of Shetland and his father who was a surgeon in the isles.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Apr 17, 2017

Marketing advisor and coach Megan Burns from Unst speaks about her life in Glasgow, growing up in Shetland and travelling across America.

 

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