Appearing at this year’s festival and click on the highlighted link for more information about the artist or band.
Basco /Blazin’ Fiddles/Blyde Lasses/Boys of the Lough/The Cheechoo Family/The Dirty Beggars/Glenfinnan Ceilidh Band/Gria/The Henry Girls/Kerr Fagan Harbron/Leonard Brown/Martin Donohoe and the Irish Gang/Mike Tickell/New Rope String Band/Rachel Sermanni/Broken Strings/Bruce Mainland/The Chair/Eric Linklater/Fiddletime/Fiona Driver and Graham Simpson/Frank Keenan and Login’s Well/Graham Low and Jack Kirkpatrick/Hadhirgaan/Halina & Aidan/Hullion/Jenny Keldie and Brian Cromarty/Jo Philby Band/Kirkwall City Pipe Band/Kyan/Maggie and James Nicolson/Mira/No Soond/Orkney Accordion and Fiddle Club/Orkney Folk: The Gathering/Orkney Strathspey and Reel Society/Orkney Traditonal Music Project/Ronald Anderson Dance Band/Saltfishforty/Song Shop Choir/Song Shop Trio/Stromness RBL Pipe Band/Stronsay’s Silver Darlings/Three of Bu/West Mainland Strathspey & Reel Society/Wrigley and the Reel
As well as all the concerts with the above artists, there are also Talks and Workshops:
SATURDAY 25 MAY
Talk – Orcadians in the Sub-Arctic: Musical Exchanges with the James Bay Cree
11:00am – Stromness Academy Lecture Theatre, Stromness
Frances Wilkins, an ethnomusicologist and researcher in Scottish and North American musical traditions, will give an introduction to these musical connections collected during fieldwork in the James Bay region.
Sponsor – The Pier Arts Centre
11:00am – Stromness Community Centre, Stromness
Instrument Makers Demonstration
Derek Curtis (flute), Eoin Leonard (bodhran), Colin William Tulloch (violin)
12noon – Stromness Town Hall, Stromness
Guests: Mira (winners 2012)
Sponsor – Northstar New Media –
Artists have already been chosen for this years Open Stage – so why not try for next years festival!
The Winners are invited to The Danny Kyle Open Stage at Celtic Connections 2014.
1:00pm – Stromness Community Centre, Stromness
Clarsach – Ingrid Henderson
Bodhran – Aimee Leonard – SOLD OUT
Accordion – Dougie Hunter
To register, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Attending any of the one-hour sessions costs £10 per person.
Music in St. Magnus
1.00pm – St. Magnus Cathedral, Kirkwall
Orkney Traditional Music Project
The House of Song
2.00pm – Royal Hotel, Stromness
Hosted by Doris Rougvie
Saturday Family Concert
2.00pm – Stromness Academy, Stromness
New Rope String Band
Sponsor – Morrison Construction
3:00pm – Stromness Community Centre, Stromness
Flute – Cathal McConnell
Cree Fiddle – James Cheechoo
Irish Song – The Henry Girls
To register, please email email@example.com Attending any of the one-hour sessions costs £10 per person.
See you all there! Liz Clark.