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.
Nominees, and performers, at the 2017 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, booked as artiste in residence at Festival Interceltique Lorient 2017, and with return visits scheduled to festivals in the UK and Europe including Cambridge Folk Festival and Tønder Festival, Fara has already established their unique place in the folk scene.
‘The Northern Isles and indeed Scotland now have a new fiddle supergroup but this time, with an all female line up. I suspect that stages from near and far will be seeing and hearing a lot from these lasses’ Mhari Pottinger, Shetland Folk Festival
‘Fara, one of the most exciting new bands to come from Scotland in the last few years’ Neil McFadyen, fruk