7 MAGFEST goes West

, 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


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


Location Map

Skaill House

Bay of Skaill KW16 3LR

Driving Directions

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Hear my Music: Sounds of Surroundings

11:00 - 00:00 , Kirkwall

MAGFEST goes West

17:30 - 21:30 , Sandwick

What Like? - Johnsmas Foy, Kirkwall

17:30 - 18:30 , Kirkwall

Remains to be Seen - Johnsmas Foy Stromness

17:30 - 18:30 , Stromness

MAGFEST goes West

17:30 - 21:30 , Sandwick

Revue Z

21:30 - 22:30 , Kirkwall

MAGFEST goes West

17:30 - 21:30 , Sandwick

Michael Butten

15:30 - 16:40 , Birsay

Red Note Ensemble in Rousay

19:30 - 21:00 , Rousay

Danish Sinfonietta in 'The Hup'

19:30 - 21:15 , St Margaret's Hope

Zoƫ Martlew

21:15 - 23:00 , Skaill, Sandwick

Michael Butten in Westray

, Westray

Launch Party

, Kirkwall

MAGFEST goes West

17:30 - 21:30 , Sandwick

The Alehouse Sessions

21:30 - 23:00 , Stromness

Tall Ship Tunes

17:30 - 18:30 , Kirkwall Pier

Wrap Party

, Kirkwall

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