If you fancy brushing up your skills on the fiddle, accordion or guitar, or dabbling in some Orkney song, ukulele or Cape Breton Step Dance – we’ve a workshop for you.

On Saturday 24th May, we’ve six classes taking place in the Stromness Community Centre, where you can pick up some tips from masters of their trade. Entry is just £5 (paid on the day), but numbers are limited – email info@orkneyfolkfestival.com ...

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Fiddlers’ Rally


If you’ve a hankering for taking to the stage, but don’t fancy the spotlight of the Open Stage, the Fiddlers’ Rally on Sunday afternoon may well be for you....

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Open Stage now welcoming applications

Entries are now being sought for the 2014 Orkney Folk Festival Open Stage competition.  Now in its ninth year, the Open Stage offers its champions the opportunity to perform at the following year’s festival as a billed artist, so...

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Lowland Linties

We are very sorry to report that, due to unforeseen circumstances, the Lowland Linties will no longer be appearing at this year’s festival. We are in the process of lining up a fitting replacement, and look forward to welcoming...

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