A long time coming… Lau returning in 2019

Already nine years since they last appeared in Orkney, Lau are set to make a triumphant return to the folk festival in 2019.

Whilst rooted in tradition, it’s safe to say that Lau have pushed the boundaries of modern folk music like few others; theirs has a bold, free-thinking, visionary sense of creativity and adventure that reshapes and thrillingly reimagines the conventional parameters of a trio.

Kris Drever (vocals, guitar), Martin Green (accordion, wurlitzer, keys, electronics) and Aidan O’Rourke (fiddle) effortlessly bridge the seemingly diametrically opposed worlds of acoustic folk and post-rock electronics in an enthralling live show that has earned them the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards’ Best Band title no less than four times, alongside a forest’s worth of ecstatic, five-star reviews.