When will the programme be published?

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The festival programme will be made available in March. With around 60 acts taking part annually, in 35 events over just four days, and many Orcadian musicians performing in more than one group, it’s a jigsaw that takes some time…

Where is the festival based?

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The Orkney Folk Festival is based in Stromness, in the West Mainland of Orkney. One or two events each year take place in Kirkwall, and we also spread concerts and dances spread throughout the county,  however if you’re looking to be in the heart of the festival over the weekend, Stromness is definitely the place to… Read more »

How big is the festival?

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The festival runs for four days, Thursday to Sunday, hosting around 35 ticketed events (and many more free) featuring something for everyone – concerts, ceilidhs, sessions, workshops and talks. Within these we aim to cater for all tastes – from the acoustic song clubs for the tradition bearers to the more energetic, contemporary dance gigs… Read more »