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:
- Download the sheet music here, to familiarise yourself with the tunes
- 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.
- You’re all set. Enjoy!