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FARA

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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.

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Friday 29th March 2019 8:30pmFARA brings together four leading musicians within Scotland's folk scene - Jennifer Austin, Kristan Harvey, Jeana Leslie and Catriona Price - to provide a fiery sound rooted strongly in the quartet's upbringing amid the music of Orkney.

Support comes from talented local sisters Kaela & Astryid Jamieson.
The String, Shetland
Lerwick
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Saturday 30th March 2019 8:30pmFara brings together four leading musicians within Scotland's folk scene - Jennifer Austin, Kristan Harvey, Jeana Leslie and Catriona Price - to provide a fiery sound rooted strongly in the quartet's upbringing amid the music of Orkney.

Support comes from talented local sisters Kaela & Astryid Jamieson.
Carnegie Hall, Shetland
Sandwick
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Wednesday 3rd April 2019 7:30pm
*TICKETS NOT ON SALE YET*
We're playing a very special concert in our homeland, Orkney! Special, not only because we'll be launching our second album 'Times From Times Fall', but also because we're going to be joined by young local players from across the island to perform the material with us.

We can't wait!!

*Info on tickets etc coming soon.....
The Orkney Theatre - tickets on sale soon
Kirkwall
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Friday 5th April 2019 7:30pmThe Rotary Club of Tain and Easter Ross are proud to be hosting a concert by folk sensation Fara.

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.

Duthac Centre
Tain
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Saturday 6th April 2019 8:00pm*Tickets on sale soon*

Lineup - Forgaitherin / Anthony Toner / FARA
Glenfarg Folk Feast
Kinross
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Thursday 9th May 2019 7:30pmBOX OFFICE: 01487 814114 / 07709 930398
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Following the success of their debut album Cross the Line, Fara’s second album, Times from Times Fall, celebrates the community which inspired them to become musicians. It’s rooted in the spirit of the Orkney Islands and their people, combining the unique Orkney fiddle tradition with new and original songs and tunes.

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.
Upwood Village Hall
Upwood
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Friday 10th May 2019 8:00pmFollowing the success of their debut album Cross the Line, Fara’s second album, Times from Times Fall, celebrates the community which inspired them to become musicians. It’s rooted in the spirit of the Orkney Islands and their people, combining the unique Orkney fiddle tradition with new and original songs and tunes.

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.
Kings Place
London
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Saturday 11th May 2019 8:00pmFara 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.

The four contrasting personalities and individual musical voices in Fara, make for a colourful melting pot - each member brings a different musical pallet to the table. But the strong Orkney fiddle tradition that the four women grew up on together is the glue that binds them and is at the heart of each of their musical characters.

They hold degrees from The Royal Academy of Music, The Royal Northern College of Music, The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, and Strathclyde University. Their diverse other projects include Blazin' Fiddles, and Jeana Leslie & Siobhan Millerand accolades include BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award and BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year.
The Vyne Theatre (Berkhamsted Arts Centre)
Berkhamsted
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Sunday 12th May 2019 1:00pmFollowing 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.

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 Mackay 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 Big Whistle Festival
Bury
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Monday 13th May 2019 7:45pmFara 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.

Vibrant arrangements full of rich harmonies, energetic fiddle playing and driving piano, with a mixture of self-penned and traditional Orkney tunes as well as stunning vocals. The girls’ combined musical experiences and friendships produce an exciting and individual sound.

Colchester Arts Centre
Colchester
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