Broken Strings' return to the Orkney Folk Festival in 2013 marks three years since their victory at our very own Open Stage, and since then their fresh, energetic approach to traditional music has seen them firmly established on the Orcadian folk scene.
As the youngest group ever to win a coveted Danny Kyle Award at the Celtic Connections festival, the band has always displayed a musicality well beyond their years. The multi-instrumentalists effortlessly fuse their musical roots and early influences – from the rich Orcadian traditions - with the drive of modern folk to create their unique, full-on yet sympathetic, sound.
Confirming the group’s status as much more than simply “good for their age”, in the past year alone they have been invited to play alongside the Battlefield Band and the Harald Haugaard Quartet, and open Glasgow’s Old Fruitmarket for Irish mavericks Four Men and a Dog. Most recently they have collaborated with local folk singer Jo Philby on her latest album, and performed at Orkney's welcoming ceremony for the Olympic Torch.
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