Twelve more artists announced for Orkney Folk Festival 2018

A further twelve artists have been announced for this year’s Orkney Folk Festival.

Joining the four first names, announced in December – Duncan Chisholm, The Once, String Sisters and Dougie MacLean – are:

Ímar (Scotland, Ireland, Isle of Man), Fara (Orkney), The Maes (Australia), Saltfishforty (Orkney), The Wrigley Sisters (Orkney), Auld Hats New Heids (Scotland), TRIP (Scotland, Ireland, Isle of Man), The Chair (Orkney), Kabantu (England, Scotland, South Africa), Gnoss (Orkney), the Craig Paton Dance Band (Scotland), and Jo Philby (Orkney).

Head to our line-up pages for information, videos and tunes and songs from all of the artists heading our way in May – or just click on their names above.


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