“If you canna dance tae yun, you möst be dead” (Granny Pund)
Fullsceilidh Spelemannslag is a group made up of some of Shetland’s top traditional musicians. They can be heard performing at many of Shetland’s musical events, festivals and sprees that happen throughout the year.
The band members have a passion for both Nordic and Celtic traditions, their own Shetland music and rhubarb.
This is reflected in their repertoire.
Ewen Thomson (Fiddle); Helen Whitham (Fiddle); Lois Nicol (Fiddle); Maurice Henderson (Fiddle / Mandolin / Bass Drone Mandola / Melodeon); Ross Couper (Fiddle); Stewart Grains (Fiddle); Grant Nicol (Guitars / Mandolin / Bass Drone Mandola); John Clark (Bass Guitar); Davie Jamieson (Drums / Percussion / Didgeridoo); Patrick Ross-Smith (Bodhran). Special Guest: Jonathan Ritch (Bass Guitar on Track 3).
Not on the album, but a member nonetheless is Mark Laurenson (fiddle/mandolin).