Combining the rich traditional music of Orkney with original compositions, Saltfishforty are Douglas Montgomery (fiddle/viola) and Brian Cromarty (guitar/mandola/vocals). Paving the way for a tidal wave of great things to come, they released their debut album, Goose Music, to critical acclaim in 2003. This was followed by Orkney Twister, in 2005 and then Netherbow in 2010 - both meeting similarly unanimous praise.
In 2004 the duo were nominated in the Up and Coming Artist of the Year category of the Scots Trad Music Awards, firmly establishing their reputation as a fresh and dynamic live act. In high, relentless demand on the Scottish festival scene, they have also performed at festivals in Spain, France, England, Ireland, Belgium, Norway, the USA and Canada, and have made two trips to the Cannes Film Festival.
"...an alchemic blend of superb musicianship and empathy, adding up to a fiery new force" - The Sunday Herald
"an eclectic hybrid of styles and an impressive instrumental combination" - The Scotsman
"A footstomping feast of fun...a class act from start to finish" - The Living Tradition