Combining a benignly hedonistic version of Viking berserker spirit with a formidable breadth of musicianship, Orcadian eight-piece The Chair delivers a turbocharged mash-up of folk, blues, rock, dub, klezmer and more. Collectively the sound bursts with the energy of a heavy rock gig—a rampant ruckus of fiddles, banjo, accordion, guitar, bass and drums—yet remains acoustic at heart.

The Chair formed for the renowned Orkney Folk Festival back in 2004, and has been bringing its unique ‘stomp’ frenzy to festival tents and concert halls throughout the UK and Europe ever since.

Posted in Arena, Island Stage, Saturday on Feb 23, 2023