Fiddlers’ Rally

Hosted by the West Mainland Strathspey and Reel Society, the annual Fiddlers’ Rally brings together a great number of musicians from throughout Orkney and further afield, for massed performances of traditional tunes.

A staple of the Orkney Folk Festival programme since our very first, in 1983, the Rally – held each year on the festival’s Sunday afternoon – is a very popular event, for both participants and audiences.

It is open to all who want to participate (not just fiddlers) from an intermediate level upwards. If you fancy taking part:

  1. Download the sheet music here, to familiarise yourself with the tunes
  2. Head along to a rehearsal at 11.30am on Sunday 29th May (ahead of the Rally itself) in the Stromness Academy. Please note that you must attend the rehearsal in order to take part.
  3. You’re all set. Enjoy!