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 event’s previous highest figure, set just twelve months ago, with over 6,600 tickets sold in advance of this weekend’s festivities.

This figure marks the second year of substantial audience growth, with 2015 being the first in which the festival exceeded 6,000 tickets.

Of the 35 events on offer, between tonight and Sunday, 22 have already sold out – again, the highest number of advance sell outs ever, across the event’s 34 year history.

The festival board – headed up by artistic director, Bob Gibbon, and chairperson, Elaine Grieve – attribute these sales to a combination...

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New CD release – ‘Fiddle Gathering’

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A number of Orkney’s finest musicians, spanning several generations, feature on our new live CD – Orkney Folk Festival: Fiddle Gathering – released...

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Back in 2014, we were very excited to partner with the Swannay Brewery to create our very own (and very fine) festival beer...

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Ticket Collections


Owing to overwhelming early demand, we will be operating a collection point for prepaid festival tickets this Saturday, May 14.

Folk who have already...

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