Wrigley and The Reel Life Foundation Registered Scottish Charity SCO48216

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Orkney Traditional Music Project



Have raised £24741.17

for local charities over the last eight years

Including 2018  Concerts which  raised  £3420.99.

Wrigley The Reel Life Foundation SCO48216

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Orkney is an archipelago of approximately 70 islands, (of which 20 are inhabited), situated 10 miles off the north coast of Scotland. The city of Kirkwall is the capital and lies at 58.9847°N, 2.9622°W.

Most of the 21,000 strong population live on the largest island, The Mainland, though many of the inner and outer islands of Orkney also support thriving communities, each with its own distinct identity.

Links between the various islands are maintained by air services from Kirkwall or by ferries from Kirkwall, Tingwall, Stromness and Houton.


Find out more about our forthcoming events highlighting Orcadian Traditional Musicians and performers and supporting local charities.


Reel Life Foundation supports the passion, creativity and commitment to the unique and distinctive musical traditions of Orkney.

We would be delighted for anyone with an interest in Orkney music to join us, so please get in touch if you would like to get involved!

Or fill in our survey about our musical community in Orkney, you can win a tune written by Karen Tweed just for you!

Our competition has been won by Mr Robert Baikie.and he will be able to have a tune written especially for him by Karen Tweed. Congratulations Bert!

The Reel Life Foundation

The Reel Life Foundation is a charity founded in Autumn 2017 to support and promote  the distinctive musical traditions of Orkney, Scotland.


We were awarded our Calor Community grant for the Music Instrument bank! Thank you all so much for voting and sharing.

We launched our Orkney Instrument Bank with a well attended “Come and Try” event at The Reel Winter School on Monday, October 15th at 1:30 - 2:30pm.

Where anyone could drop in and try instrument suits  and talk to the friendly tutors.

Instrument Bank

The Reel Life Foundation Winter School Lottery has now been drawn. A very big thank you to all of you that supported this and for the most generous donations.The Winners are as follows

Mike Nelson .....Orkney Table lamp and beautiful hand painted shade by Karen Tweed.

Karen Griffiths .....Wrigley Sister's goody bag.

Sarah Rendall .....1 very large bottle of Vodka.