Virtual Fiddlers’ Rally

Our annual Fiddlers’ Rally has been a cornerstone of the festival programme since our very first in 1983 – and 2021 is no exception!

For nearly four decades, the Fiddlers’ Rally has brought together a great many musicians from throughout Orkney and further afield, for massed performances of traditional tunes, led by the West Mainland Strathspey and Reel Society.

This year we are very excited to be hosting a virtual Fiddlers’ Rally, and invite musicians from anywhere in the world to join in!

We’ve recorded guide tracks to six sets of tunes – all you need to do is record yourself playing along to them and we’ll piece them all together in one big virtual Rally, which will be shown during the Virtually Orkney Folk Festival weekend!

Guide tracks are available here (these are not searchable on YouTube, you must click through this link to access), along with a few instructions (in the description of the videos) on how to record and submit your contributions. Sheet music is also available here.

Please note that we need to receive all recordings by Friday 21 May.

Enjoy the tunes!