Take part in the Fiddlers’ Rally!


If you fancy taking to the stage in this year’s Fiddlers’ Rally, held on Sunday 29 May in the Stromness Academy, you can now download a copy of this year’s sheet music to brush up on the tunes ahead.

Hosted by the West Mainland Strathspey and Reel Society, the Fiddlers’ Rally brings together a great number of musicians from throughout Orkney and further afield, for massed performances of traditional tunes.

A staple of the Orkney Folk Festival programme since our very first, in 1983, the Rally – held annually, on the festival’s Sunday afternoon – is a very popular event, for both participants and audiences, and is quite a sight to behold!


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Enter the Open Stage!


Entry to this year’s Open Stage competition is now open – apply online here!

The Open Stage is – as it says on...

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Programme out now!


The 2016 festival programme is now available – download the brochure PDF here, or view online – detailing...

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Preview the festival on Spotify

To get you in the mood for the festival, you can preview most of the artists appearing, on Spotify.  If you’re already signed up to the site, be sure to follow the playlist and you’ll be kept up to date as we announce new bands. More coming soon!

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