Filska are a young talented group from Shetland. The band comprises of three girls and one guy, and they are all multi talented and play at least two instruments each. The instrumental tunes are full of style, and the songs are fantastic.
As you can tell, I really like them, and I hope you all will too!
Filska - A Thousand Miles Away
Available on Bandcamp:
- Jenna Reid: (fiddle/accordion/vocals)
- Gemma Wilson: (fiddle/vocals)
- Bethany Reid: (piano/fiddle/vocals)
- Andrew Tulloch (guitar/vocals)
And were joined by:
- Mark Hodgson (double bass; all tracks except 9 & 11)
- Martin O’Neill (bodhran; track 1)
- String Quartet (track 9): Vicky Fifield (violin), Emma Smith (violin), Vicky Matthews (cello), and, Beth Symmons (double bass)
Tune & song composer information from Mainly Norfolk (https://mainlynorfolk.info/folk/records/jennaandbethanyreid.html):
- Tracks 1ac, 2c, & 7a: Irish trad.
- Track 1b: Scottish trad.
- Track 2a: Bethany Reid
- Track 2b: Iain Hardy
- Track 3: Andrew Tulloch
- Tracks 4ab, & 11: Shetland trad.
- Tracks 4cd, 5, 7b, 8c, & 9: Jenna Reid
- Tracks 6 & 8a: Joyce Reid
- Track 7c: Neil Adams
- Track 8b: Gemma Wilson
- Tracks 8cd: Willie Hunter Jnr
- Track 10a: Sandy Mathers
- Track 10b: James Scott Skinner
- Track 10c: Margaret Scollay