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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.

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Saturday 18th January 2020 12:00pmFARA at Celtic Connections
Glasgow
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Monday 10th February 2020 8:00pmFollowing their debut release Cross the Line in 2016, 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 celebrates the Orcadian community which inspired three out of four of them to become musicians. Their music is 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, members of the band have co-written many of the melodies on the album, blending all four distinctively different musical voices together, whilst also celebrating 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 live performances take this material to a new level.
FARA at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh
Edinburgh
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Tuesday 18th February 2020 8:00pmFollowing 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 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.

FARA at Cambridge Junction 2
Cambridge
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Wednesday 19th February 2020 7:30pmFARA bring the spirit of the Orkney Isles and its people to Wiltshire, showcasing the unique fiddle tradition of their home alongside their contemporary and original songs and tunes.

Their latest album Times from Time’s Fall combines their four different musical voices with the words of Orcadian poets. This is timeless music, simultaneously rooted in tradition, always utterly contemporary and looking to the future.
FARA at Wiltshire Music Centre
Bradford-on-avon
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Friday 21st February 2020 8:00pmFara’s second album was released in October 2018 and they played a sell-out gig in Otley in 2017, this second visit is sure to be the same so grab your tickets quick.
FARA at Otley Courthouse
Otley
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Saturday 22nd February 2020 8:00pmComprised 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.

Four distinctively different musical voices together, 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.

FARA at Low Parks Museum, Hamilton
Hamilton
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Tuesday 3rd March 2020 7:00pmFara (Scotland)
Spotted Mallard
Brunswick
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Friday 6th March 2020 12:00pmThe Port Fairy Folk Festival was established in 1977. Since that date it has grown to become one of the most regarded festivals both in Australia and on the international festival network. The festival has won numerous awards and has been inducted into the Australian National Tourism Hall of Fame.

FARA play the festival from March 6th-9th, 2020.
FARA at Port Fairy Folk Festival
Victory Valley
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Saturday 7th March 2020 12:00pmThe Port Fairy Folk Festival was established in 1977. Since that date it has grown to become one of the most regarded festivals both in Australia and on the international festival network. The festival has won numerous awards and has been inducted into the Australian National Tourism Hall of Fame.

FARA play the festival from March 6th-9th, 2020.
FARA at Port Fairy Folk Festival
Victory Valley
Tickets
Sunday 8th March 2020 12:00pmThe Port Fairy Folk Festival was established in 1977. Since that date it has grown to become one of the most regarded festivals both in Australia and on the international festival network. The festival has won numerous awards and has been inducted into the Australian National Tourism Hall of Fame.

FARA play the festival from March 6th-9th, 2020.
FARA at Port Fairy Folk Festival
Victory Valley
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