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Hope’s Beautiful Daughters

Hope’s Beautiful Daughters

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A new CD bringing together Scottish and Slovenian musicians and storytellers is to be launched in Orkney on 3 September.

‘Hope’s Beautiful Daughters’, in both folk and rock mood, highlights stories of women who overcome […]

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Brian Boru’s March

Brian Boru’s March

Brian Boru’s March, played on the harp by Lesley MacLeod, takes us back 1000 years to a battle which left its mark on northern history – and is featured in several ways in the […]

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Back for the Saturday afternoon Singalong!

Back for the Saturday afternoon Singalong!

Mr Boom’s new CD is special in two ways. First of all, he’s brought it out especially for the Festival, and is indeed calls it ‘Come to the Festival’.
And secondly, he features a […]

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But Oh! the Stars in all their Beauty

But Oh! the Stars in all their Beauty

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The Sunday evening concert featuring the Mayfield Singers and organist George McPhee with guests is always a highlight, and last year it included the premiere of a new piece of music and the first […]

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Kirkwall City Pipe Band

Kirkwall City Pipe Band

Kirkwall City Pipe Band hold their final parade of the season on Broad Street on the Saturday evening of the Festival, which this year will be 7 September.

The sight and sound of the band […]

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Three in a Bar

Three in a Bar

Three in a Bar came together to play at Festival events and in addition provide music at special events such as the North Ronaldsay Harvest Home and Burns Supper.

Here they are with a track […]

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New dance honours great Scot

New dance honours great Scot

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A NEW DANCE WAS LAUNCHED at the Festival to honour one of the greatest Scots of all time – who has had all too little recognition in his own land.

James Clerk Maxwell is to […]

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Maxwell’s Waves and Freeland’s tunes

Maxwell’s Waves and Freeland’s tunes

The music for the new dance Maxwell’s Waves was composed by one of the great figures in Scottish traditional music, Freeland Barbour. The dance made its first public appearance at the Island Ceilidh in […]