Area: Orkney

The Category Orkney is a subset of Highlands and Islands. Look at that broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Orkney which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.


In contrast, the following Entities do not (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Mayfield Singers


Category Orkney
! Orkney KEY
VISITS (to Website)15
VIEWS (of Record)27

Meet 'every Wednesday of each month (Sept - April)'.



* Orkney Accordion and Fiddle Club
VISITS (to Website)162
VIEWS (of Record)465

Orkney Arts Forum supports the development of arts and culture within Orkney. The forum consists of representatives from artforms including music, visual arts, literature, drama, dance, storytelling, craft, architecture and new media, and film as well as key organisations and community groups. The forum meets quarterly to discuss the priorities for the arts in Orkney and acts as a consultation group for the arts development service within Orkney Islands Council.’

* Orkney Arts Forum
VISITS (to Website)41
VIEWS (of Record)114

'Orkney is a group of around 70 islands, situated just off the northern coast of Scotland. The festival is based in Stromness, in Orkney’s West Mainland, where around two thirds of all events take place. Other venues and locations vary year to year.' Held Late May.

Category Folk Festivals
* Orkney Folk Festival
VISITS (to Website)526
VIEWS (of Record)337

‘Traditional accordion and fiddle music has always been popular in Orkney, with musical talent and tunes passing from one generation to the next. The project helps to encourage and inspire involvement in traditional music, with a group of approximately 90 children and adults benefiting from weekly tuition. We would be delighted for anyone with an interest in music to take part, so please get in touch if you would like to get involved!‘

* Orkney Traditional Music Project
VISITS (to Website)176
VIEWS (of Record)391

'Orkney's midsummer celebration of the arts. Founded in 1977 by a group including the late Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, the Festival has grown from small beginnings into one of Britain's most highly regarded and adventurous arts events.' Held Mid June.

Category Arts Festivals
* St Magnus International Festival
VISITS (to Website)246
VIEWS (of Record)360

‘On the 23rd November 1919, a pipe band was formed to parade through the streets of Kirkwall to commemorate the Armistice of 1918. Appearing only in civilian clothes, this was the first public appearance of what was to become the Kirkwall City Pipe Band (KCPB). One hundred years later, Kirkwall City is now a thriving and sociable band of around 70 pipers and drummers, including both learners as well as established players, with members ranging from their teens to their 70s.’

Category Pipe Bands
+ Kirkwall City Pipe Band
VISITS (to Website)252
VIEWS (of Record)226

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