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The Chair

Orkney Folk Festival Spotlight

Scotland Unwrapped

Sat 17 Feb

The Chair

Orkney Folk Festival Spotlight

Scotland Unwrapped

Having formed to fill a programme gap at the Orkney Folk Festival back in 2004, Orcadian eight-piece The Chair have been bringing their unique “stomp” frenzy to festival tents and concert halls throughout the UK and Europe for the last 20 years – and are now a firm fixture and hot ticket at their home festival.

Combining a benignly hedonistic version of Viking berserker spirit with a formidable breadth of musicianship, The Chair deliver a turbocharged mash-up of folk, blues, roc, dub, klezmer and more. Collectively the sound bursts with the energy of a heavy rock gig – a rampant ruckus of fiddles, banjos, accordions and drums – yet remains acoustic at heart.

The group’s hotly anticipated third album, Orkney Monster was released to wide acclaim in late 2020, following similarly high praise for their debut Huinka (2008) and sophomore release The Road to Hammer Junkie (2013).

Please note this is a standing event.

This event will last approximately 75 minutes, without an interval.


‘… carnivorous energy allied to an endearing sense of merriment … this is a compelling and triumphant release which places The Chair firmly at the vanguard of where-it’s-at.’ The Living Tradition

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.

Date:Sat 17 Feb
Start time:9.15pm (Doors: 8.45pm)
Venue:Hall Two

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