See you next year!


Phew…  35 gigs, 55 acts, around 7,000 tickets sold, hunners of pub sessions, and well over 100 volunteers. Safe to say the 2016 was another record-breaking success – thank you all!

We’ll be back next year for the 35th – between May 25-28, 2017 – but in the meantime would very much appreciate if those who attended could take 5-10 minutes to complete this short survey. Your help is of huge assistance to the committee in shaping festivals to come, finding out what you liked and the areas where we can improve.

Thanks in advance, and we’ll hopefully see you at the 35th!

Alan, Alex, Bob, Cate, Colin, Craig, Diane, Eileen, Elaine, Elma, Gavin, Gemma, Judy,...

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Another record-breaker!


With the festival beginning tonight (Thursday) we are once again toasting a record-breaking year!

Sales for the festival’s 34th outing have already surpassed the...

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New CD release – ‘Fiddle Gathering’

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A number of Orkney’s finest musicians, spanning several generations, feature on our new live CD – Orkney Folk Festival: Fiddle Gathering – released...

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Back in 2014, we were very excited to partner with the Swannay Brewery to create our very own (and very fine) festival beer...

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