Discover the magic and music of Italy’s most intriguing island: Sardinia. This hour long concert from versatile singer/guitarist Elena Piras contrasts her native music with that of Bulgaria and Scotland.
Elena will be headlining the Jazz and World Sounds Shetland's Cabaret and Jazz Christmas Buffet with Mahogany!
Elena will be supporting Eddie Reader
Elena will be preforming at the Living Lerwick's Fair Isle Festival. This will coincide with the arrival of the Queen's Baton in preparation for the commonwealth games. For more information, please visit: http://www.livinglerwick.co.uk/events/fair-isle-festival/
Elena will be supporting Ross Ainslie and Jarlath Henderson.
Bio: Sardinian-born Elena inherited her father’s love of singing, particularly folk music, from a very early age. As a young child she sang in church choirs and later even appeared weekly on local Italian TV. By the time she was a teenager Elena was an experienced artist performing for large audiences...See Full Bio
“With hints of Joni Mitchell and allusions to Shepherd sighs, Elena successfully drew together these unrelated musical connotations in a refreshingly organic, personal one-hour set, which constituted the second part of the evening. ... The first-rate bill I witnessed was utterly inspiring and professional yet comfortably informal, from start to finish. A musical, cultural and all-round educational evening and a credible publicity for why everybody should visit Sardinia - if this taster were anything to go by.”