FARA
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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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Tuesday 4th September 2018 7:30pmFara 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.

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Anna MacDonald is a singer and songwriter of folk songs that show her celtic roots. A multi-instrumentalist she is able to play the piano, guitar and clarsach which she beautifully intertwines with both English and Gaelic songs.
The Slaughtered Lamb
London
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Wednesday 5th September 2018 7:30pmFara 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.
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Allison Sleator is a contemporary and folk singer. She has performed and collaborated with legendary figures such as Ireland's well-known producer, composer and renowned bouzouki player, Donal Lunny, founder of historic bands such as Moving Hearts, Planxty and The Bothy Band, singer songwriter Declan O'Rourke and world renowned Irish band The Chieftains, among others.
The Slaughtered Lamb
London
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Thursday 6th September 2018 8:00pmMusic Room Liverpool
Liverpool
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Wednesday 12th September 2018 7:00pmOran Mor
Glasgow
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Friday 14th September 2018 8:00pmCeòl Cholasa (Colonsay Festival, Scotland) - please ignore the Canadian location!)
Colonsay
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Saturday 15th September 2018 8:00pmCeòl Cholasa (Colonsay Festival, Scotland) - please ignore the Canadian location!)
Ceòl Cholasa (Colonsay Festival, Scotland)
Colonsay
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Saturday 20th October 2018 7:30pmFinalists in the BBC Radio 2 Folk awards 2017 as best newcomers, FARA brings together four emerging musicians at the forefront of today's young Scottish folk scene. The three fiddlers and a pianist - Jennifer Austin, Kristan Harvey, Jeana Leslie and Catriona Price - produce a fiery sound rooted strongly in their upbringing among the scenery, history and music of Orkney.

Having been friends since early childhood, the young women grew up under the musical guidance of Douglas Montgomery (The Chair, Saltfishforty). They have since established themselves in the Scottish music scene winning prizes along the way including the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award, BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year and Deutsche Bank Award in Performance and Composition.

Fara are certainly a quartet to watch ... superb and sensitive musicianship and charming vocal harmonies. A delight. - Songlines magazine

Watch Fara's mesmerising BBC Folk Awards performance at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04z5fmj.
Town Hall
Masham
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Friday 26th October 2018 7:30pmDoors 7.30pm, onstage 8pm.
This young 4-piece Orcadian band have been causing massive ripples of appreciation since they burst onto the scene by reaching the finals of both the Scots Trad Music, and BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards in 2017.
Baptist Church
Westbourne
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