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FARA

About

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.

Albums

Other Bits

Gigs

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Friday 19th July 2019 4:30pmHebcelt Festival
Stornoway
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Saturday 27th July 2019 7:30pmSpeyfest
Fochabers
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Friday 6th September 2019 7:30pmTickets on sale - August 2019
Kelso Folk Festival
Kelso
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Saturday 7th September 2019 7:30pmFollowing their debut release Cross the Line in 2016, Orcadian folk Quartet FARA are
touring the UK with material from 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, it combines the unique Orkney fiddle tradition with contemporary
and original songs and tunes.
CatStrand
New Galloway
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Sunday 8th September 2019 7:30pmSwanage Folk Festival
Swanage
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Thursday 12th September 2019 1:00pmThe 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
Gleneagles
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Friday 13th September 2019 7:30pmFARA 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
Aberdour
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Friday 25th October 2019 7:00pmOran Mor
Glasgow
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Wednesday 30th October 2019 7:30pmNominated for the 2017 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards' Horizon Award, Fara brings together four young Orcadian musicians at the forefront of today’s Scottish folk scene.

Jennifer Austin, Kristan Harvey, Jeana Leslie and Catriona Price’s three fiddles and piano produce a fiery sound, rooted strongly in their upbringing amongst the traditional music of Orkney.

Following their debut release 'Cross the Line' in 2016, the Orcadian folk quartet are touring the UK with material from 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, it combines the unique Orkney fiddle tradition with contemporary and original songs and tunes.

I doubt if there’s another band that produce such complex and engaging fiddle music, along with equally complex and engaging song... Fara have all the ingredients for a perfect album, and Times from Times Fall is the proof. - Folk Radio UK

The Apex
Bury Saint Edmunds
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Friday 6th December 2019 8:00pmFARA will present a unique night of Christmas cheer this December at the Barn. A medley of Christmas music, some original song and tunes with a Christmas twist will provide audiences with a lot to celebrate this coming festival season.

“Torch bearers of a freshly reinvigorated tradition”
AllMusic

“Superb an sensitive musicianship, and charming vocal harmonies. A delight.”
**** Songlines
Christmas Tour
Banchory-devenick
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