Shetland Arts Presents Hogmanay 2019 - welcome the new year in glittering style with the dazzling Kinnaris Quintet!

"A fearless and unconventional exploration of traditional music as this powerhouse of a band takes Irish, Scottish, and Bluegrass by the hand and spins them into an album as unique and innovative as it is technically dazzling…" (Folk Radio UK)

The night will begin with a traditional Shetland variety concert, opened by the Kinnaris Quintet with performances by the High Level Hot Club; Jenny Henry and Lewie Peterson with Laura Beth Salter, Jenn Butterworth and Calum MacCrimmon; Sauerkraut Seth and the Plantiecrubs and local emerging trad quartet, CRAC

The concert will be followed by supper and the chance to relax in one of the cinema screens to see The Greatest Showman (2017) or Screenplay 2019's Home Made selection while the stage is re-set for the Kinnaris Quintet to bring in the bells for Hogmanay 2019.  Then it’s time to dance the night away with DJs Lyall & Jamie and the Alan Nicolson Dance Band

Having appeared at Shetland Folk Festival, supported Shooglenifty in their gig at Glasgow’s Barrowlands in January and played on BBC Radio Scotland, Kinnaris Quintet are no strangers to music lovers. Bursting onto the scene back in 2017, the five-piece are revelling in the success of their debut album, Free One (2018). Combining Scottish and Irish folk with bluegrass and classical music, their musical style makes for a riotous addition to the evening’s entertainment, as Shetlanders and visitors get set to welcome in the New Year.

 Please note, under 18s must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

 The event has again received support through Scotland’s Winter Festivals, a programme designed to celebrate the spirit and fun of Scotland’s winter season with a range of exciting events and activity throughout the country; celebrating heritage and culture through the best of Scottish music, arts, food and drink and entertainment.

There are three tickets available for this event - variety concert only, bells and dance only or come for the whole evening with our package ticket (for the package put both tickets in your basket, the discount will be applied at checkout). 




19:00 - Doors open! Collect your wristband for the Variety Concert or Whole night from the table at the front door. A cloakroom will be available at the Box Office. Table service will be available with last orders at 21:00.

19:30 - Kinnaris Quintet

19:45 - High Level Hot Club

20:00 - High Level Hot Club play with Kinnaris Quintet

20:25 - Jenny Henry, Lewie Peterson, Laura Beth Salter, Calum MacCrimmon & Jenn Butterworth

20:50 - Sauerkraut Seth and the Planticrubs

21:20 - CRAC



21:00 - Doors open! Collect your wristband for Bells & Dance at the front door. DJs Lyall and Jamie will be spinning in the Cafe Bar, with a range of cocktails available.

21:30 - See The Greatest Showman in Screen 1 (until 23:10) - no ads or trailers.

21:30 - See Homemade shorts from Screenplay 2019 (until 23:09) - no ads or trailers.

22:00 - Soup, bannocks and oatcakes will be serve in the foyer until 23:00.

22:45 - Event bar in foyer will open.

23:15 - Kinnaris Quintet 

23:45 - 00:15 - The bar service will be paused - bring in the bells with us in the Auditorium!

00:15 - Alan Nicolson Dance Band

00:15 - Second screening of The Greatest Showman in Screen 1 (until 01:55) - no ads or trailers.

00:15 - Second screening of Homemade shorts from Screenplay 2019 (until 01:53) - no ads or trailers.

Last orders at 02:30.