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British Music from the Shetland Folk Festival

For Radio 3's celebration of British music, Mary Ann Kennedy visits the 2013 Shetland Folk Festival. Featuring The Long Notes, Rambling Boys of Pleasure, Leon Hunt and Skerryvore.

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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1 hour

Music Played

  • The Long Notes

    Beoga on Ice / Rockin' the Boat / Quebec Reel

  • The Long Notes

    In The Shadow Of Stromboli / Trip To Trecastle

  • The Leon Hunt N-Tet

    Roll On Down The Road

  • The Leon Hunt N-Tet

    Ground Speed

  • The Leon Hunt N-Tet

    99 Years (and One Dark Day)

  • The Rambling Boys of Pleasure

    Pretty Fair Maid In The Garden

  • The Rambling Boys of Pleasure

    For Rose

  • Skerryvore

    The Showman

  • Skerryvore

    The Ginger Grouse Jigs

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