Orkney Folk Festival named Event of the Year

We’re delighted to share that Orkney Folk Festival won Event of the Year at the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards in Dundee this weekend.

Our volunteer board and committee are thrilled to receive this recognition, and to round off a special year celebrating our 40th anniversary with you all.

To even be nominated among such a diverse range of events was a huge achievement, so we were over the moon to be an award winner on the night. Thank you to everyone who voted for us.

As our festival producer, Craig Corse, said on Saturday, this award isn’t just for us.

We couldn’t make the festival happen without our generous sponsors and supporters, the hundreds of volunteers who join us to deliver events, the Orkney community who welcome festival visitors and take part in the fun, and our brilliant audiences who have contributed to two record breaking years in 2022 and 2023.

A huge thank you to you all for making the festival what it is. We’ll look forward to seeing you for another weekend of fantastic music between 23 and 26 May 2024.