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Saturday, 28 May 2011

Orkney Folk Festival

It's the start of the "festival" season in Orkney, beginning as always with the Orkney Folk Festival. Lots of bands from around the UK and further afield performing in different venues from converted churches to pubs. Most of the events are centred around Stromness, on the Orkney Mainland, so the town is quite buzzy this weekend with musicians and visitors alike. Yesterday between concerts musicians congregated outside a local pub and just played awhile......

I'm off to a couple of concerts, one tonight - though the gale blowing outside is not making the prospect of the ferry journey very appealing....sigh... but I'm sure I'll enjoy it once I'm there!  Will report back after the weekend.....


  1. Have a great time, Sian and hope the wind dies down soon for you.

  2. Thanks Maz it was great, another one this afternoon now.....

    Perpetua - It was brilliant - sea was still a little choppy but not too bad - and worth it :-)