, Start Time: 17:30, End Time: 21:30 Skaill House Bay of Skaill, Sandwick KW16 3LR
MAGFEST returns with an outdoor concert of music from Lithuania and Orkney in the grounds of one of Orkney's most historic houses, sited at the heart of the World Heritage Site on Orkney's Atlantic Coast.
MagFest goes West opens with a set from Hadhirgaan, Orkney’s ongoing and ever-changing band of young traditional musicians from Kirkwall Grammar School whose performances are renowned for their toe-tapping youthful exhuberance.
From Lithuania this wonderfully eccentric ensemble brings together two accordions, percussion and traditional reedpipe. Whether it be a jazz standard, Argentine tango or painfully familiar classics they bring a riotously colourful style to bear using jazz, traditional, pop and classical influences in a heady mix. Each concert of Subtilu-Z is a synonym for excellent music, good mood and impeccable style.
The Chair on-stage is an experience that will have even the most reserved audience beating a path to the dance floor. Melodies from their native Orkney are mashed up with blues, dub and klezmer in an 8-piece riot of fiddles, banjos, accordions and drums. Collectively, the sound approaches the energy levels of a rock gig, yet remains acoustic at heart. The Chair, a must-see festival band, were voted Band of the Year at the 2008 Scots Trad Music Awards.
Entry to all MagFest performances at Skaill House £15; Concessions £13
Bay of Skaill KW16 3LR
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