An original song written by Freda Leask

Lead Vocals - Freda Leask

Backing Vocals - Donna Smith & Joyce Wark

Lead Guitar - Kris Drever

Acoustic Guitar - Freda Leask

Upright Bass -  Seth Travins 

Percussion - Tim Matthew

Produced by Kris Drever, Tim Matthew and Freda Leask

Recorded at Mareel Recording Studio, Shetland Islands

Photography by Joe Leask & Jonathan Kerr

Artwork - Freda Leask 


GHOST NOTES © Freda Leask

Colours move in a midnight sky

The dawn of a northern night

I used to fly, now its not for me

Fly with the fickle wind 

To restless heights where dreams begin

Only to realise

Only to see


Colours dance in a midnight sky

Stage lights and dreams gone wild

I used to try, now its not that way 

Take my dream beyond the night

Where silent echoes harmonise 

And voices on the wind can rise

And hear Your ghost noes play 


Colours fade in that midnight sky

Stage lights have dimmed your eyes

I hope you realise

Go play your ghost notes well

I'm not a fickle friend 

I'm here until the end 

Oh I hope you realise

Go play your ghost notes well

Play your ghost notes well

NEW RELEASE - Ghost Notes

Official Video 
'Ghost Notes'
Filmed by Joe Leask
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Spectacular images of the Northern Lights/Aurora Borealis or 'Mirrie Dancers' as they are known in Shetland.

All the footage is filmed by Freda's son Joe, around the small Shetland village of Quarff where she lives.


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 15th August 2022

Mareel, Lerwick, Shetland

Supporting :aura Cortese and the Dance Cards


14th August 2022

With Jennifer McCormick

Supporting Laura Cortese and the Dance Cards 


28th May 2022

Relay for Life 


April/May 2022

Shetland Folk Festival 


13th Feb 2022

'Love Does' event

Garrison Theatre 




Celtic Connections  
22 January 2022
Royal Concert Hall Glasgow
Shetland 550: Norn Voices

Children in Need
Radio Shetland 
19th November 2021

Lie o da laand Radio Shetland 
6th October  2021
Come for a coastal walk on the Shetland island of Yell and hear stories and songs along the way 
Available to stream from Radio Shetland's Facebook page

Hogmanay 2021

Streaming from Mareel


2020 Gigs cancelled

Music Night PInk Hall 

With Gregg Arthur & Alex Fenton 

Feb 2020

Music Night

Dunrossness Church/

With Gregg Arthur & Alex Fenton 

Jan 2020

Grand Aald Opry @Mareel, Shetland

With The Tennessee Wannabees

Nov 2019

Pitt Lane Sessions

With Cameron Johnston

18 Nov 2019

Shetland Mini-Winter Tour 2022

With Hjaltadans & Herkja

Sun 17th Nov - Bigton

Sat 16th Nov - Burravoe

Fri 15th Nov - Skeld 

Songwriters @The String

With Arthur Nicholson & Seth Travins