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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 writing the much-loved anthem, Caledonia – MacLean has, over his 40-year career, developed a unique blend of lyrical, roots based songwriting and instrumental composition.

He has built a phenomenal international reputation as songwriter, composer and extraordinary performer, which has led to concerts and festivals all over the world, whilst his performance during the Closing Ceremony of the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow (alongside Kylie Minogue and Lulu) was viewed by a television audience of over a billion people worldwide.

MacLean’s songs have been covered by hosts of diverse artists, including Paolo Nutini, Amy MacDonald,...

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Six of the world’s finest fiddlers, String Sisters heading to O.F.F. 2018

Featuring six of the world’s top fiddlers, from Shetland, Ireland, Norway, Sweden and the USA, the phenomenal String Sisters will appear at the 2018...

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Newfoundland’s The Once to appear in 2018

Multi-award winning indie folk trio, The Once, from Newfoundland, will appear at the 2018 Orkney Folk Festival

Renowned for haunting interpretations of traditional music...

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Duncan Chisholm heading to Orkney Folk Festival 2018

Our first artist announced for the 2018 festival is the incomparable Duncan Chisholm.

One of the most accomplished and authentic interpreters of traditional Highland...

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