Shetland Songwriting Festival: Lucy Farrell and M G Boulter

Lucy Farrell and M G Boulter

Friday 16th September
8pm BST
(doors 7.45pm)

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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!


About Lucy Farrell

Odd, unconventional melodies, poetic, sophisticated song-writing and the bewitching clarity of Kent-born, Canada-based Lucy Farrells 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.


“Splendidly atmospheric” – fRoots

“One of the most refreshing interpreters of traditional song in the UK” – **** Songlines

“Something of a delicacy to be savoured” – **** Northern Sky

“Her gently finger-picked guitar is occasionally swapped in for Viola, adding a warm nuanced tone to the music, along with simple, unfrivolous vocals.”  – NARC Magazine


About M G Boulter

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.


“Brings freshness to songwriting” – The Daily Telegraph

“Highly Recommended” – Independent on Sunday

“Beautiful, intelligent and understated music – This is further proof that Boulter is one of this island’s most talented and underrated songwriters” – R2 Magazine


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Date: 16 September 2022

Start time: 20:00 BST

End time: 22:00 BST