2015 Line-up announced!


Enough waiting… here’s your lot for this year. Ooh, it’s a good’un!

Making her long-awaited debut visit to Orkney, Irish accordionist Sharon Shannon will be heading our way, as will Mercury-nominated English singer/songwriter Seth Lakeman who is also set to make his first appearances in the county.

So too are rising stars of the UK country scene, Ward Thomas, who promise to bring us a flavour of Nashville, via the BBC Radio 2 daytime playlist.

Orkney Folk Festival audiences have long had a soft spot for our Canadian cousins, and so this year two groups will be heading across the Atlantic – The Dardanelles, from Newfoundland, and old-time showstoppers Gordie MacKeeman and his Rhythm Boys, from Prince Edward Island.

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The Dardanelles

Owing to unforeseen and unavoidable circumstances, The Dardanelles, from Newfoundland, have unfortunately had to withdraw from performing at this year’s Orkney Folk Festival – and indeed their UK tour as a whole.


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Happy New Year!

Jan FB

Hello – hope this finds you all well in 2015!

In amongst the eighteen leftover puddings and taking down the Christmas decorations, we’ve been busy putting the...

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See you next year!

The 33rd Orkney Folk Festival will take place between May 21-24, 2015. After a brief spell spent recharging over the summer, the committee are now back into programming and planning – and...

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