Orkney Accordion & Fiddle club have been meeting and playing together since the late 1970’s. Originally formed by members including Alfie Eunson and David Linklater the group welcomes Accordionists and Fiddlers to play traditional music in an informal and friendly atmosphere.
They meet every Wednesday evening* year round at 7.30pm until around 9.30pm. Visitors and listeners are welcome every week and once a month (usually the last Wednesday in the month) between April and September they hold an Open Night featuring special guest performers. The Open Nights are held at The King Street Halls, King Street, Kirkwall, tickets are available on the door (see local press for further details.)
Their regular weekly practices are held at The Reel, 6 Broad Street, Kirkwall. Listeners and players are advised to use the side door, car park entrance during the off peak season.
* it is advisable to confirm by calling The Reel in advance (particularly during holidays) to avoid disappointment.
Contact The Reel (01856 87 1000)
Questions regarding the Accordion & Fiddle Club can also directed to:
Bert Baikie (Secretary) 01856 877369 or Jim Marwick (Chairman) 01856 874474
C/o The Reel, 6 Broad Street, KIRKWALL, KW15 1NX
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