|Thomas Fraser Concerts|
In musical terms the story of Thomas Fraser is the stuff that myths and legends are made off. A singing fisherman from the island of Burra in Shetland who, almost thirty years after his death, is now a country star in every sense of the word.Now to build even more on that incredible success story we have the live music event(s) that celebrate his life in music and is growing in equally amazing proportions to the story of the man himself.
Starting out as a single memorial concert to celebrate the release of Thomas' first album of home recorded songs - 'Long Gone Lonesome Blues', almost 25 years after his death in 1978, the concert has now grown into a memorial festival running over three days (offically at least)
In addition to many of Thomas' musical friends, there are many local stars who never knew the modest, singing fisherman, but admire his music; not to mention a growing list of international stars now vying for a place on the bill.
Be warned though, this is annually the fastest selling ticket in Shetland so you have to move fast.
Thomas Fraser is, musically and historically, an ever growing phenomenon and now his memorial concert appears about to be set to follow suit.
For full details of Thomas and the memorial concert visit www.thomasfraser.com
Read a review of the 2006 Thomas Fraser Festival courtesy of the Shetland Times - Click Here
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