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Virtual Fiddlers’ Rally!

Our annual Fiddlers’ Rally has been a cornerstone of the festival programme since our very first in 1983 – and this year is no exception!

For nearly four decades, the Fiddlers’ Rally has brought together a great many musicians from throughout Orkney and further afield, for massed performances of traditional tunes, led by the West Mainland Strathspey and Reel Society.

This year we are very excited to be hosting a virtual Fiddlers’ Rally, and invite musicians from anywhere in the world to join in!

We’ve recorded guide tracks to six sets of tunes – all you need to do is record yourself playing along to them by next Sunday (16 May), and we’ll piece them all together in...

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Announcing: Virtually Orkney Folk Festival 2021!

Presenting a brand new, never-seen-before digital programme, 2021’s Virtually Orkney Folk Festival will feature exclusive performances from an international bill of leading folk...

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Orkney Folk Festival 2021

The 2021 Orkney Folk Festival, due to take place over May 27-30, is once again set to be a digital event, as a...

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New Merchandise!

We’re delighted to unveil some new merchandise items – on sale now in the festival shop!

New for 2020, we have hand-blown glass bottles...

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