Gig review: Orkney Folk Festival

AFTER the near-total sellout success of its landmark 30th outing last year, Orkney Folk Festival entered its fourth decade in resoundingly fine fettle, reflecting and proudly showcasing the remarkable fecundity of Orkney's wider music scene today.
A variety of recent initiatives have dug deep into local history and traditions, including the Big Orkney Song Project, which collected vocal material directly from oral sources around the islands, a previously somewhat neglected legacy now bearing fruit in new settings and adaptations of this rediscovered material. A similarly dynamic... read more

 
28 May 2013 in Lifestyle, Views: 16
Source: Scotsman
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