Kate Fletcher and Corwen Broch

Kate and Corwen are Orkney Folk Festival newcomers, having recently made her home here. Rooted in the British folk tradition, yet with a strong Nordic influence, an attraction to the ancient past adds a darker edge to their music, often described as ‘hypno-folk’. Sometimes using long forgotten instruments, they aim to make music that their ancestors would understand and appreciate.

The duo will also host this year's Saturday morning talk:

Bowed lyres: Scandinavia, Shetland and Beyond
Exploring lyres and bowed lyres in historical and modern contexts, with demonstrations on these increasingly popular instruments. Corwen has been instrumental in the revival of the Shetland bowed lyre as a living instrument, and both Corwen and Kate play lyres and bowed lyres in a historical context and as modern folk instruments.