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Apr 19, 2018

Shetland folk/rock band The Revellers are approaching their 10-year anniversary.

Singer and guitarist Magnus Bradley talks to podcast host Marjolein about their journey from a cover band to one of Shetland's most popular acts.

He has plenty of stories and some anecdotes from previous gigs. 

Jan 11, 2018

Lewie Peterson, banjo player with  Vair and the Revellers talks to podcast host Marjolein Robertson about their upcoming gig at Celtic Connections.

He also talks about his time at university, involvement in Up-Helly-A' and his journey into music. 

Sep 7, 2017

Shetland born and bred Thomas Jones left the isles to study music and sound production after he finished his education at the Anderson High School.

Since then he has travelled the world working in different productions and tours. 

After returning to Shetland a little over three years ago he has begun working for Shetland Arts as well as taking part in numerous arts projects and the band Big Time Quell.

He speaks to podcast host Marjolein Robertson about these endeavours as well as upcoming music festival extravaganza Bop Stock And Three Smoking Venues.

Aug 24, 2017

The Heavy Metal Buffet podcast began in the summer of 2012.

From its inception five years ago the podcast grew into an online video channel and annual rock festival. Though, this weekend (25th-28th August) will be the last ever Buffet rock festival.

Founder and host Dirk Robertson tells host (and his sister) Marjolein Robertson, all about his background and how much he has enjoyed promoting music in the isles.

Listen on for a potted history of Heavy Metal Buffet. 

Aug 17, 2017

When the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo's Brigadier David Allfrey first visited Shetland he discovered the heart of Shetland's musical heritage – the fiddle.

When he requested a troupe of Shetland fiddlers to perform at the 2014 tattoo Margaret Robertson formed, along with others, Hjaltibonhoga.


Since then Hjaltibonhoga have been invited back time and time again – they are now one of three pillars of the REMT. 

Hear Margaret's story and insights into Hjaltibonhoga's experiences at the military tattoo.

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