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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 20th 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.

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.
Tarland Food & Music Festival
Tarland
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Friday 27th September 2019 10:00pmFARA travel to Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, to take part in Contact East 2019.

Fara brings together four 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.

FARA at Contact East
Charlottetown
Friday 25th October 2019 7:00pmOran Mor
Glasgow
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Saturday 26th October 2019 7:30pmThe Orcadian folk quartet returns to play the new self-penned songs and instrumental tracks from the album, Times from Times Fall. The album is rooted in the spirit of the Orkney Isles and its people, and combines the unique Orkney fiddle tradition with original and contemporary 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
Eastgate Theatre & Arts Centre
Peebles
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Tuesday 29th October 2019 8:00pmA return visit for this fantastic act! 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.

Invigorating variation… engaging harmonies… This album is a masterly balance of reflection and celebration. ★★★★★ fRoots

Surely one of the most consistently impressive albums of the year. ★★★★★  RNR Magazine

Stunning quartet ★★★★ Songlines

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 Fleece Inn
Bretforton
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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
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Tuesday 10th December 2019 8:00pmFARA will present a unique night of Christmas cheer in December. A medley of Christmas music, some original song and tunes with a Christmas twist will provide a...
Music Room
Liverpool
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Wednesday 11th December 2019 7:30pmFARA will present a unique night of Christmas cheer in December! A medley of Christmas music; some original songs and tunes with a Christmas twist will provide audiences with a lot to celebrate this coming festive season...

“Torch bearers of a freshly reinvigorated tradition” AllMusic

“Superb an sensitive musicianship, and charming vocal harmonies. A delight.” **** Songlines
FARA - Christmas Tour
Hampshire
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Thursday 12th December 2019 7:00pmOriginally from Orkney but now based in Edinburgh - so that they can capitalise on their worldwide success more easily - this 4-piece 'folk group' bring originality and inventiveness to the stage, and to their recordings. As a result they've won countless awards and on their first visit to the area they received a standing ovation for their Brook Hall show. This show has a tinge of Festive jollity about it.
Licensed Bar, Unreserved Seating.
Hambrook Village Hall
Chidham
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