Hosted by the West Mainland Strathspey and Reel Society, the annual Fiddlers’ Rally brings together a great number of musicians from throughout Orkney and further afield, for massed performances of traditional tunes.
A staple of the Orkney Folk Festival programme since our very first, in 1983, the Rally – held each year on the festival’s Sunday afternoon – is a very popular event, for both participants and audiences – and is quite a sight to behold.
It is open to all who want to participate (not just fiddlers) from an intermediate level or greater. If you fancy taking part, download the sheet music here – so that you can familiarise yourself with the sets, ahead of a rehearsal on Sunday morning, and you’re set. Please note that you must attend this rehearsal in order to participate.