Musicians during Sessions and Sail 2019
Orkney © Barry Nisbet

Sessions and Sail 2022 - May 22-28 Orkney

From £1065 per adult

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May — June

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Join us aboard the tallship Lady of Avenel as we sail through the islands of Orkney on a musical voyage of discovery. All welcome - from beginner to expert players; no sailing experience required.

Join us aboard the tallship Lady of Avenel Sailing as we sail through the islands of Orkney on a musical voyage of discovery.

Led by Shetland fiddler and tall ship captain Barry Nisbet, we will sail from Stromness to islands steeped in neolithic and viking history - Westray, Stronsay, Egilsay , Shapinsay.

The voyage will culminate in Stromness where the 2022 Orkney Folk Festival will be ramping up.

Music tutors will sail with us, to keep the tunes flowing and to offer any musical help and advice you may need.

We will be joined along the way by top Orkney traditional musicians who will lead us in workshops and masterclasses, and in sessions alongside the communities in the islands we visit.

Feel the breeze in the sails and be inspired to take your own music to a new level. Visit our website or email to sign up!

No sailing experience required; all welcome.

Fair winds and fine tunes!

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  • £1065 Per Adult
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Sessions and Sail

A project run by Shetland musician and tall ship captain Barry Nisbet since 2018, Sessions and Sail is a voyage, a floating festival of Scotland's traditional music, communities and the sea. Taking place aboard the 31 metre tall ship 'Lady of Avenel', and the 18 metre herring drifter 'Swan', these sailing voyages are aimed at music lovers and players of all abilities. Featuring workshops, music sessions both onboard and ashore, local scenery, stories and history, in 2022 Sessions and Sail voyages will visit Shetland, Orkney and the Hebrides as well as a voyage to Donegal.

Opening times

24 hours

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