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Four Men and a Dog barking back to Orkney!

Celebrating their 30th year on the road in 2019, Four Men and a Dogare making a very welcome return to the Orkney Folk Festival in 2019!

Now safely in the rank of legendary, the band formed in 1990 to play at Murphy’s Bar in Dungiven, County Derry, before stealing the show at the Belfast Folk Festival later that year, with a high octane approach that combines energetic traditional dance tunes cross-fertilised with influences from rock, jazz, blues, swing, salsa, polka and even rap.

Founding members Donal Murphy (accordion), Gerry O’Connor (banjo, fiddle) and Gino Lupari (bodhran, bones, vocals) are joined by long-term collaborators Kevin Doherty (guitar, vocals) and Stephen Hayden (fiddle) in a fiery union, certain to...

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Next into the festival punch… The Poozies!

Pioneers and trail-blazers, The Poozies have been pushing boundaries and exploring the musical landscape for over 25 years – and are making a welcome...

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A long time coming… Lau returning in 2019

Already nine years since they last appeared in Orkney, Lau are set to make a triumphant return to the folk festival in 2019.

Whilst rooted...

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Cara Dillon returning in 2019

Our first artist announced for the 2019 festival, is the utterly sublime Cara Dillon.

Boasting “quite possibly the world’s most beautiful female voice” (MOJO...

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