The Chair

Combining a benignly hedonistic version of Viking berserker spirit with a formidable breadth of musicianship, Orcadian eight-piece The Chair deliver a turbocharged mash-up of folk, blues, roc, dub, klezmer and more. Collectively the sound bursts with the energy of a heavy rock gig - a rampant ruckus of fiddles, banjos, accordions and drums - yet remains acoustic at heart.

On home turf at the Orkney Folk Festival, the group formed for the festival over 15 years ago, and has been bringing its unique "stomp" frenzy to festival tents and concert halls throughout the UK and Europe ever since.

Following the release of The Chair's two acclaimed albums - Huinka (2008) and The Road to Hammer Junkie (2013) - their hotly-anticipated third album remains firmly on the horizon...