Hugely admired as a solo artist, collaborator, a phenomenal and prolific artist, he’s one of Scotland’s finest and most in demand musicians. Kris Drever has collaborated with Cream’s Jack Bruce, Bela Fleck, Tinariwen, Joan As Police Woman, Jerry Douglas, Danny Thompson, Tim O’Brien, Sarah Jarosz, Rosanne Cash, Roddy Woomble, Eddi Reader to name a few.
His recent single Scapa Flow 1919 was nominated for Best Original Track by BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards whilst his (John Parish produced) album with Lau, Midnight and Closedown was released in 2019 by Reveal Records to wild acclaim including being chosen in The Best Albums of The Year feature by The Guardian.
This event will last approximately 2 hours, including an interval.
‘Kris Drever is a serious talent’ MOJO
‘Utterly stunning’ fROOTS
‘Immense yet ultra-supple sophistication, musicianship of the first order … a breath of fresh air’ Songlines
‘Guitarist with that bravely experimental trio Lau, Kris Drever has all the makings of a solo celebrity.’ The Guardian ★★★★
Orkney Folk Festival
Amongst Scotland’s longest established folk festivals, the Orkney Folk Festival has been a world- renowned stage for over four decades, proudly showcasing the islands’ famed home-grown talent and local folk scene alongside leading artists from around the globe – See more about Orkney Folk Festival.