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Scottish supergroup Mànran join Tall Ships celebrations

Courtesy of Loganair, award-winning Scottish Supergroup Mànran touched down at Sumburgh airport ahead of their performance on Yell last night as part of this year’s Tall Ships Festival across Shetland.


The band consists of seven musicians who play an original blend of traditional and modern instruments and are known for their energetic live performances. Band members Gary Innes, Ewan Henderson, Ryan Murphy, Mark Scobbie, Aidan Moodie, Kim Carnie, and Marcus Cordock have played in over 30 countries, from the USA to Australia.


It has been 12 years since the tall ships last found themselves in Shetland, and with Mànran’s worldwide appeal and critical acclaim, the band were seen as the perfect candidates to mark this return. Their performance will be part of a selection of sailing, activities, music, and entertainment from the Tall Ships Races’ visit to Shetland.

As part of Loganair’s support of the event, Loganair ensured safe transportation of the band’s instruments, which they played to visitors at Sail Yell 2023.


Sam Talbot, head of marketing and brand, Loganair, said:

“We are committed to supporting Scotland’s Island communities and are pleased to have been able to support this iconic festival by providing travel to these talented Scottish artists.

The return of Shetland’s Tall Ships Festival is important to the rich heritage and culture of the island, and Loganair are proud to help mark such a special event.”


Daniel Lawson, from Shetland Fishermen’s Association, said:

“A community-run event like this can only go ahead with the whole community behind it, and Loganair’s support has been an essential part of bringing Manran to Shetland - and laying on a gig that will be spoken about here for decades to come.”