Folk & Folklore timetable 

(to find out locations, check the Folk & Folklore map)

Friday 22nd April

Orkney Ferries depart Kirkwall 0950; arrive Sanday 1115

Sanday Bus from ferry terminal; 'phone to book on 01857-600-344

1200 - 1600  The Sanday Experience - an all-inclusive (lunch, presentation, minibus tour & tea) introduction to the island. 'Phone to book on 01857-600-769/331

Orkney Ferries depart Sanday 1815; arrive Kirkwall 1940

1600-1800 Open Studios - Bill McArthur at Lettan 

Opportunities for evening meal at local hostelries before the Show

1900 - 2030 School production: 'The Hogboon of Hellihow'

Saturday 23rd April

Orkney Ferries depart Kirkwall 0700; arrive Sanday 0925

1000-1100 Open Studios - Dominique Cameron at Sandquoy 

1100 - c. 1200 South Ronaldsay Boys' Ploughing Match demonstration at Catasand

c. 1200 - c. 1300 Ploughing Match parade and display of regalia at the School

1200 - 1400 Opportunities for lunch at local hostelries 

1400 - 1500 Spring Fair of Sanday Crafts & Produce at Community School Hall, and display of South Ronaldsay Ploughing match regalia and Sanday's model yachts in the Community School Library. Also DVDs of South Ronaldsay Ploughing match, and 'Tilly the Trow' animation by Sanday School's pupils. 

1515 - c.1600 Folk stories (Lilian Harcus, May Allan, Graham Clarke) and folk songs (Sarah-Jane Gibbon & Emily Turton) in the Community Schoolroom alongside the Hall

1645 - c.1730 A short race of Model Yachts at Roos Loch

1800 Opportunities for a meal at local hostelries 

Orkney Ferries depart Sanday 1815; arrive Kirkwall 1940

1930 - 2100 Traditional Dancing in Sanday Community School Hall

from 2130 The Young Westray Band will be performing at Kettletoft Hotel

Sunday 24th April

0900 - c. 1030 Lighthouse visit ('Phone to book on 01857-600-341)


1000-1100 See a working model of Garside Railway station c. 1962 at Sandgarth, close to Millhouse


1030-1130 Open Studios - Ruth Brough at Millhouse 

Opportunities for lunch at local hostelries from 12 noon 

1300 - 1400 at the Belsair -  Lunchtime talk about Walter Traill Dennison, Sanday's 19th-Century folklorist by Orkney author & folklorist Tom Muir; followed by excerpts from 'Sanday Voices'  presented by Andrew Thompson, co-ordinator of the island's Oral History project

1430 - 1700 at the Community School Hall.......

1430 - 1530 -  'Whassigo' contest - Orkney v. Sanday chaired by Radio personality Harvey Johnston. This light-hearted word-game will be recorded by Radio Orkney for possible future broadcast, so probably not recommended for the youngest children. The Orkney Mainland team challenges Sanday's experts Eileen Cooper, David Rendall and Andrew Skea.

1530 - 1600 - Refreshment interval

1600 - 1700 - Sanday Fiddle Club Concert 

Orkney Ferries depart Sanday 1755; arrive Kirkwall 1940


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