Greg McCarron
9th June, 2022

The Shetland Film Archive is thrilled to have worked with Shetland Arts on a double film feature which is being screened at Mareel over the summer months. The films will take viewers on a journey through the history of Shetland music in Sounds of Shetland, followed by a glimpse into life in Shetland through rarely seen archive footage in Shetland through the Years.

The short films were made locally, featuring the music of Hjaltibonhoga, Shetland’s fiddlers of the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, and unique archive footage from the Shetland Film Archive.

Hjaltibonhoga means ‘Shetland, my spiritual home’. Hjaltibonhoga encourage and promote traditional Shetland music, ensuring these cultural identities are shared internationally and passing on skills and traditions across the generations.

The Shetland Film Archive is a volunteer-led charitable organisation which aims to collect, digitise and preserve moving image material relating to Shetland, for future generations to learn from and enjoy.

Sights & Sounds of Shetland screens from 1.30 - 2.30pm every day Mareel is open, from 06 April - 28 August.

Watch the trailer for 'Sights and Sounds of Shetland.'

Book tickets on the Shetland Arts website.

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