See you in 2019!

Thank you all for a fantastic 36th Orkney Folk Festival!

Once again, the streets of Stromness thronged with visitors from within and outwith Orkney providing the perfect backdrop for the majority of the events of the weekend.

Delivering such a bumper programme of events spread across the county simply does not happen without the many volunteers who, in support of the all-volunteer committee, give so freely and enthusiastically of their time. Without such commitment, staging a festival of this size simply would not be possible. Co-ordinating the inputs of so many is a task in itself and a huge vote of thanks goes to all who played their part so well. Thanks must also go to the...

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Festival Blog – Day 5 (Monday) – Sunday’s Celebrations

It told its own tale on Sunday, in Stromness, that all of the town’s ATMs had been completely emptied of cash, even after...

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Festival Blog – Day 4 – Saturday night in full glory

For bookers and bands alike, there can be efficiencies gained when one musician features in two line-ups – but there can also be...

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Festival Blog – Day 3 – Going the extra mile

Yesterday afternoon’s Orkney Tipple concert at Quoyloo, featuring that inimitable musical chronicler Findlay Napier, wasn’t actually intended as proof that the Folk Festival...

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