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 du Nord!

Renowned the world over, the multi award winning and highly acclaimed band is a leading force in Québec’s progressive francophone folk movement.  The group’s vast repertoire draws from both traditional sources and original compositions, while enhancing its hard-driving soulful music with a broad range of global influences, whilst rooted in the Celtic diaspora.

An enthralling live quintet, Le Vent du Nord continually push the envelope and explore new sounds with stunning vocal arrangements, instrumental textures and an astoundingly tight interplay which they’ve built their legend on. Their five voices unite, alongside bouzouki, fiddle,...

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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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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...

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Caledonia’s Dougie MacLean to perform at 2018 festival

“Scotland’s pre-eminent singer-songwriter and a national musical treasure” (SingOut USA), Dougie MacLean will return to the Orkney Folk Festival in May 2018.

Originally famed for...

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