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Between Islands to celebrate musical links between Orkney, Shetland and Outer Hebrides

The musical connections between three of Scotland’s island groups – Orkney, Shetland and the Outer Hebrides – are to be celebrated at this year’s Orkney Folk Festival, with two collaborative concerts featuring celebrated musicians and singers from each of the areas. 

Leading western Isles vocalists Julie Fowlis and Kathleen MacInnes will appear alongside Shetland’s Jenny Keldie and Orcadian duo Saltfishforty – Douglas Montgomery and Brian Cromarty – in two unique productions over the festival weekend.

The five musicians will present a Between Islands concert on Friday, May 24, in the Stromness Town Hall. They, and the theme of connections between island groups, will then form the basis of the 2019 incarnation of the festival’s highly successful Gathering...

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Listen to the 2019 Spotify playlist

You can now browse the festival line-up on Spotify, and get to know the artists appearing at the Orkney Folk Festival in May....

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Festival Patronage now available

Patronage for the 2019 Orkney Folk Festival is now available to purchase.

For just £20, Festival Patrons receive discounted ferry travel to Orkney...

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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...

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