An irrepressible musical juggernaut, Orcadian eight-piece The Chair will have even the most reserved audience beating a path to the dance floor. Orcadian melodies are mashed up with blues, dub and klezmer in a rampant ruckus of fiddles, banjos, accordions and drums. Collectively, the sound bursts with the energy of a rock gig, yet remains acoustic at heart.
Formed to fill a gap in the schedule at 2004 Orkney Folk Festival, the group has been bringing its unique "stomp" frenzy to tents and concert halls the length and breadth of the country ever since. This year heralds the release of The Chair's much anticipated second album, The Road to Hammer Junkie, a much-anticipated follow up to their triumphant debut, Huinka.