Wrigley and Kirkwall, Orkney The Reel


6 Broad Street,




KW15 1NX


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Orkney Accordion and Fiddle Club

Orkney Strathspey and Reel Society

Orcadian Summer Concerts

Orkney Traditional Music Project

Orkney Folk Festival

St Magnus Festival

Orkney Blues Festival

Orkney Jazz festival

Orkney Traditional Dance Festival

Orkney Science Festival

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Local musicians get together for an informal session in the Reel on Saturday evenings throughout the Year.  Bring along an instrument or just sit and enjoy the atmosphere!

Join us in the evening  for a relaxing drink in good company and enjoy local live music. We offer a great selection of local beers, gins and whiskies.

The Reel Music School provides lessons  and classes, on a variety of instruments with our team of experienced tutors to students of all ages and abilities.

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Raised in 2017:   £3684.89

A grand total of  £21353.12

for local charities over the last seven years!!

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The Reel serves as a meeting-place for a number of community and youth music groups, and has become an important social and networking hub for local music & musicians.

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The Wrigley Sisters’ Centre of Music was created by the Internationally renowned Wrigley Sisters, Jennifer and Hazel as a hub for music in Orkney.

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Our annual Winter School and Tradfest takes place again at The Reel in October 2018. Click here for details of this year’s festival.

Rely on The Reel Professional  Sound Services for your Special Event up to 22000 watts of power.

Teaching rooms, practice rooms, and instrument hire are available at the Reel.

Also rooms for meetings, special events and functions


Music SHOP

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Enjoy our great Coffee or Hot Chocolate deluxe and sample our delicious Christmas Menu.

Drop in to The Reel Music Shop and browse our great selection of musical instruments, books CDs and gifts for all ages, The Music shop also provides information and booking for the Music School, tickets to local events and a musical instrument repair service.


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Delicious  coffee and hot chocolate, home bakes and freshly prepared food using local produce.

Enjoy our range of local whiskies, gins, beers and wine in the friendly atmosphere of our cafe/bar. Free fast wifi.

Two new  classes with Karen Tweed starting in April.

Phone  0186871000 or drop in to The Reel Music Shop for information or to book.

‘Improve Your Handwriting’


The Handwriting one is specifically to improve peoples’ handwriting - to be able to write (remember that skill?) more clearly and with more fun in whatever style you prefer - this doesn't need to be calligraphy as such and I will give examples and simple exercises to follow.


I provide all the materials and will also give some insights about writing, alphabets, pens, paper, calligraphy and ink etc as we go along. And some historical information too.


No experience necessary. I hope you'll have a lot of fun.


There are 3 workshops at The Reel, Kirkwall, Orkney on:

Friday 13th April at 11am - 12 noon

Friday 27th April at 11am - 12 noon

Friday 4th May at 10am - 11am


The course (3 workshops and materials) is £24 and you can book by phoning the Reel, in Kirkwall - tel: 01856 871000.


‘The Orkney Sketchbook Society’

This is specifically to introduce people to keeping a sketchbook/journal, tips on drawing and capturing moments, people, places and about recording in text, images and collage etc to make your own ongoing personal book!

We will work in the Reel and also go out drawing (weather permitting) using a variety of materials. This idea was inspired by Therese Hanley in Roscommon, a fine artist and wonderful banjo player. She hopes to set up something similar so who knows? We may get a twin/swap thing going between Orkney and Roscommon in a year or two's time!


I provide all materials (inc a sketchbook) and will also give insights / tips about drawing, cartoons, sketching, pens, collage, paper and ink etc as we go along.


No experience necessary.


There are 3 workshops at The Reel, Kirkwall, Orkney on:

Friday 20th April at 11am - 12.30pm

Friday 4th May at 11am - 12.30pm

Friday 18th May at 11am - 12.30pm


The course (3 workshops and materials) is £24 and you can book by phoning the Reel, in Kirkwall - tel: 01856 871000.

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