Fara brings together four emerging musicians at the forefront of today’s young Scottish folk scene, Jennifer Austin, Kristan Harvey, Jeana Leslie and Catriona Price’s three fiddles and a piano, to produce a fiery sound rooted strongly in their upbringing among the music of Orkney.
|Saturday 25th May 2019 8:00pm||Fara brings together four leading musicians at the forefront of today’s Scottish folk scene – Jennifer Austin, Kristan Harvey, Jeana Leslie and Catriona Price’s three fiddles and a piano – to produce a fiery sound rooted strongly in their upbringing among the music of Orkney.|
Following a nomination for Up And Coming Act of the Year at the Scots Trad Music Awards in 2015, the success of their debut album Cross The Line in 2016, lead to a nomination for the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards’ Horizon Award. Fara also performed at 2017’s prestigious event in the Royal Albert Hall, to a rapturous response.
Hutton Rudby Village Hall
|Wednesday 29th May 2019 7:30pm||Following their debut release Cross the Line in 2016, Orcadian folk Quartet FARA are touring the UK to coincide with the October 2018 release of their second album, Times from Times Fall. Comprised entirely of self-penned songs and instrumental tracks, FARA will celebrate the community which inspired them to become musicians - an album rooted in the spirit of the Orkney Isles and its people. The songs incorporate words by Orcadian poets: George McKay Brown, Edwin Muir and Christina Costie, whilst also pointing in new directions to celebrate the ever-expanding Orcadian folk tradition.|
The Universal Hall
|Thursday 30th May 2019 8:00pm||FARA visit The Lemon Tree in May 2019 to launch their latest album 'Times From Times Fall'.|
With the mission of creating something entirely new and collaborative, the four members of FARA have co‐written many of the melodies on the album, blending all four distinctively different musical voices together, whilst also celebrating the unity of their musical beginnings. The songs incorporate words by Orcadian poets: George McKay Brown, Edwin Muir and Christina Costie, as well as one original and one traditional text. The Orcadian imagery running through these songs, alongside new melodies brimming with the islands’ tradition whilst also pointing in new directions, celebrates the ever‐expanding Orcadian folk tradition. Fara’s new album is set to excite and delight.
The Lemon Tree
|Friday 31st May 2019 9:15pm||Zoa Festival|
|Friday 19th July 2019 4:30pm||Hebcelt Festival|
|Saturday 27th July 2019 7:30pm||Speyfest|
|Friday 6th September 2019 7:30pm||Tickets on sale - August 2019|
Kelso Folk Festival
|Sunday 8th September 2019 7:30pm||Swanage Folk Festival|
|Thursday 12th September 2019 1:00pm||The Opening Ceremony Day of The 2019 Solheim Cup is set to kick off the biennial event in style with a festival of live music, entertainment and family activities on Thursday 12 September.|
Tickets for the Opening Ceremony Day are just £10 per adult and free for those aged 16 and under, and the aim is to make the event accessible and appealing to people of all ages and backgrounds, from golf fanatics to those who have never previously been to a sports event.
As well as the exciting build-up to Scotland’s biggest sporting spectacle of 2019, there will be a host of off-course entertainment in the Spectator Village. Orcadian folk quartet FARA, the all-female contemporary Highland dancing group Flings and Things and Morrison’s Academy Pipe Band are the live acts already confirmed, and more names and celebrities will be announced in due course.
Opening Ceremony Day - Solheim Cup
|Friday 13th September 2019 7:30pm||FARA played at the hotel in December 2018...Anyone I came into contact with I said "you need to see this band, if you miss them you'll be mad with yourself!". And so it proved. Also, everyone who was there raved about the musicianship and the energy of these four hugely talented ladies. This set will be very different from the Christmas one. Expect selections from the band's two albums and, as always, something unexpected!|
The Woodside Hotel