Barry Nisbet combines a resonating vocal with spine tingling acoustic guitar and fiddle’ . . . ‘A Bright Ray of Sunshine is magnificent! ★★★★★”

— Bryony Hegarty - R2 Magazine, May-June 2018

Bio

Barry Nisbet is a songwriter, musician, and sailor from Cullivoe, in Shetland. 

As one of the Cullivoe Fiddlers, Barry plays a unique regional style of Shetland fiddle music; as a Captain of tall ships such as Søren Larsen, he has sailed through the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, taking inspiration from the wind and the stars.  

As a member of Shetland band 'Rack n Ruin', Dundee-based Americana group 'Wire and Wool', and French group 'Tildon Krautz', he has performed at numerous festivals and events in Shetland, Scotland and mainland Europe. He gained a Dundee Musicians Award in 2016, and produced an album of his solo music, ‘A Bright Ray of Sunshine’, in 2018. 

Barry conceived and runs the 'Sessions and Sail' voyages, bringing groups of musicians together for workshops, sessions and cultural exchanges aboard the tall ship 'Lady of Avenel'.

Press Photos

Siobhan Diamond Photography

Siobhan Diamond Photography

Siobhan Diamond Photography

Siobhan Diamond Photography

Paul Jennings Photography

Paul Jennings Photography

Sample Track - 'Borderland'

Sample Video - 'come in the summertime'

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Full-resolution photographs

B+W, w fiddle by wheel. 2022 Photo credit: Paul Jennings. Full permission granted to use this image with credit. 767 KB
On Glenlee Deck, 2022 Photo credit: Paul Jennings. Full permission granted to use this image with credit. 1.13 MB
W Guitar at Clarke's gig. 2018 Photo credit Siobhan DIamond. Full permission granted to use this image with credit. 1.55 MB
W Fiddle at Clarke's gig, 2018 Photo credit Siobhan DIamond. Full permission granted to use this image with credit. 1.84 MB
BN by deckhouse, 2022 Photo credit: Paul Jennings. Full permission granted to use this image with credit. 1.03 MB
By jibboom 2022 Photo credit: Paul Jennings. Full permission to use this image with credit. 1.08 MB
Cover art - The Springbank Voyage Hi-res 3k download of the cover design by Mick Peter 6.11 MB