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British Music from the Shetland Folk Festival

Duration:
1 hour
First broadcast:
Sunday 09 June 2013

As part of Radio 3's celebration of British music, Mary Ann Kennedy visits the Shetland Folk Festival, an annual gathering of musicians from all around the British Isles and beyond, performing in venues spread across the UK's most northerly islands. With concert highlights from The Long Notes, whose members come from England, Scotland and Ireland; a session with Ireland's Rambling Boys of Pleasure; a set from English bluegrass banjo virtuoso Leon Hunt; and fast and furious dance tunes from Scotland's Skerryvore.

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9 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
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    The Long Notes Beoga on Ice / Rockin' the Boat / Quebec Reel

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    The Long Notes In The Shadow Of Stromboli / Trip To Trecastle

  • Image for The Leon Hunt N-Tet

    The Leon Hunt N-Tet Roll On Down The Road

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    The Leon Hunt N-Tet Ground Speed

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    The Leon Hunt N-Tet 99 Years (and One Dark Day)

  • Image for The Rambling Boys of Pleasure

    The Rambling Boys of Pleasure Pretty Fair Maid In The Garden

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    The Rambling Boys of Pleasure For Rose

  • Image for Skerryvore

    Skerryvore The Showman

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    Skerryvore The Ginger Grouse Jigs

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