Wrigley and Kirkwall, Orkney The Reel


6 Broad Street,




KW15 1NX


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Orkney Musical Links

Orkney Music our You Tube Channel

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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Special events

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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.

Orcadian Summer Concerts

 at The Reel

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.

our Community

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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

In an age where handwriting has almost become a forgotten craft, come to these absorbing workshops which will not only help your handwriting but sharpen your observation skills and help you to relax!

- Learn how to write clearly in a variety of styles

- Simple & fun exercises to try

- An introduction to writing, alphabets, paper, ink, pens and their history.

All materials provided.

Dates : Alternate Fridays at 11am- Noon. (starting Fri 13th April - then Fri 24th April and Fri 11th May 2018)

Cost: £24 inclusive (3 workshops).

Venue and information : The Reel, Kirkwall Tel: 01856 871000


The Orkney Sketchbook Society

I LOVE drawing, sketching. collage and cartooning. If you would like to try these out while creating your own sketchbook/illustrated journal come to these fun workshops and learn fun ways to capture a moment today!

- Learn basic drawing techniques

- Learn ways to keep a sketchbook/journal/illustrated memoire

- Learn collage / collecting techniques

- Go out drawing!

- Stay in and draw, scribble and doodle!

All materials provided.

Dates : Alternate Fridays at 11am- Noon. (starting Fri 20th April - then Fri 4th May and Fri 18th May 2018)

Cost: £24 inclusive (3 workshops).

Venue and information : The Reel, Kirkwall Tel: 01856 871000

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