Festival Programme now available

The 2018 festival programme is now available – view here.

The 36th Orkney Folk Festival comprises 35 ticketed concerts, as well as a few free events, workshops and innumerable pub sessions, across May 24-27. Some 49 artists, totalling around 200 musicians, will perform over the weekend, with visitors from as far afield as Quebec and Newfoundland in Canada, to Melbourne, Australia, welcomed to Orkney by the isles’ own thriving folk scene – which itself accounts for around two thirds of the line-up.

Tickets go on sale at 10am on Saturday 28 April, with a week’s advance access available to Festival Patrons, from Saturday 21st. For further information, or...

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Programme complete… check out our Spotify for a taster!

That’s the 2018 programme away to the printers: 49 artists, more than 200 musicians, 35 ticketed events (plus countless pub sessions)… one unforgettable weekend, heading...

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Le Vent du Nord returning to Orkney Folk Festival

We are delighted to present a surprise late addition to the festival programme – the return of the phenomenal Québécois group, Le Vent...

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2018 Festival Patronage now available

We’re pleased to report that Patronage for the 2018 festival is now available to purchase. For more information on the benefits, and to...

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