Parliamentary congratulations on Trad Awards nominations

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has raised a motion in the Scottish Parliament congratulating both the Orkney Folk Festival and The Reel on our current Scots Trad Music Awards nominations, for Event and Venue of the Year, respectively. Many humbled thanks from all at the festival to Liam and his team!

Voting is open until Friday 18 November, right here… http://bit.ly/1PxljmK

Here’s the motion’s full text:

“That the Parliament congratulates the Orkney Folk Festival and The Reel on being shortlisted for the 2016 MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards; understands that Hands Up for Trad will be handing out awards at a ceremony in December 2016; recognises that the awards are an extremely prestigious part of...

Read More »

MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards nomination!

We’re delighted to report that the festival has been nominated as Event of the Year at the MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards!


Read More »

See you next year!

Phew…  35 gigs, 55 acts, around 7,000 tickets sold, hunners of pub sessions, and well over 100 volunteers. Safe to say the 2016...

Read More »

Another record-breaker!

With the festival beginning tonight (Thursday) we are once again toasting a record-breaking year!

Sales for the festival’s 34th outing have already surpassed the...

Read More »