NOW SOLD OUT! Music from Shetland and beyond
Growing up in Shetland surrounded by music, mother & daughter Alison & Yelena Anderson enjoy playing traditional & folk music on the fiddle. Drawing from their Nordic roots and influences from many amazing musicians, including those who have come to Shetland to play at festivals over the years.
Yelena gained the title of The Shetland Young fiddler of the Year in 2022 & won the All Scotland Junior Fiddle Solo Championship in 2021. They both play in various groups including Hjaltibonhoga (the tattoo fiddlers) Alison first played at the Edinburgh Military Tattoo in 2014 & has played there every year since. She has performed with Hjaltibonhoga in Australia, New Zealand, Oslo, Düsseldorf, Sardinia and with other groups also in Norway & Ireland. Yelena played for the first time at the Edinburgh Tattoo at the young age of 11 in 2017 and played again for the following 2 years.
In the summer of 2021 Alison & Yelena had the opportunity to meet up with Graham McDonald, Penicuik’s much loved pianist, while he was visiting Shetland and they enjoyed sharing & playing music together. At this time the idea was born of getting together & having the opportunity to play again by putting on a concert together.
Alison & Yelena are excited to have the opportunity to share their love of music and perform to you with Graham’s wonderful piano accompaniment.