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Shetland Songwriting Festival: Lucy Farrell and M G Boulter

September 16, 2022 @ 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM BST


Join Lucy Farrell and M G Boulter for this special one-off gig celebrating all things song, as they delve into their back catalogue and explore the art of songwriting. This gig is the opening concert of the Shetland Songwriting Festival, and we’re so proud to be opening the festival up to audiences around the world!


Odd, unconventional melodies, poetic, sophisticated song-writing and the bewitching clarity of Kent-born, Canada-based Lucy Farrell’s voice are made elegant with sparse, careful accompaniment on tenor guitar and occasionally viola, carving out a unique niche for an artist at the forefront of contemporary English folk music.

Finding an international audience among artists like Julia Jacklin, Emily Portman, The Weather Station, The Unthanks and Eliza Carthy, the 2017 BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Winner Lucy Farrell is not only awarded as a renowned composer and singer, but also as viola/fiddle/tenor guitar-player.

Songs from Lucy’s debut solo album, recorded at Wenlock Abbey in Much Wenlock, are scheduled for release through Hudson records from Autumn 2022.


M G Boulter is a singer and songwriter living on the Thames coast in Essex. His storytelling style of songwriting explores the suburban experience, as well as coastal communities, and has been described as “gorgeous in a word” by Uncut Magazine. His second full-length album, With Wolves the Lamb Will Lie, was listed as one of the ‘Best Folk Albums of 2016’ by the Daily Telegraph.

A sought-after sideman, M G has been a member of Emily Portman’s Coracle Band, Blue Rose Code and Jon Boden’s Remnant Kings. He was a touring member of US groups The Duke and the King and the Simone Felice Group. He has released a number of albums and EPs throughout his career, the latest being Clifftown, which came out on Hudson Records in 2021.


This event will be held live on Zoom, with a remote sound engineer for high-quality sound. Our gigs allow interaction between artists and audiences, so the artist can hear you applaud and you can even have the chance to ask them any burning questions.

Tickets are £16.50, with the option to pay a bit less (£10) or a bit more (£25) depending on what is affordable for you. You only need one ticket per household.


September 16, 2022
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM BST
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