Saltfishforty

Douglas Montgomery and Brian Cromarty - jointly known as Orkney power duo, Saltfishforty - have won a devoted following throughout the UK and beyond, brilliantly transcending the duo format’s conventional confines.

Linchpin figures in Orkney’s traditional music, they unite these deep-rooted sources with an exhilarating breadth of influence and expertise, catalysed by a creative empathy born from decades of friendship. The result is a sound of equally thrilling raw attack and multi-dimensional richness.

Across nearly 15 years performing together, Douglas (fiddle/viola) and Brian (songs/guitar/mandola) have delighted audiences at many of the world’s top folk festivals, with their focus on traditional Orkney music boldly cross-fertilised with influences from Americana to East European folk, plus a high-octane whiff of heavy metal.

Their fifth, as yet to be named, album is due for release in spring 2017.


"A footstomping feast of fun...a class act from start to finish"
 The Living Tradition

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