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Fara

Orkney Folk Festival Spotlight

Scotland Unwrapped

Sat 17 Feb
Folk

Fara

Orkney Folk Festival Spotlight

Scotland Unwrapped

Kings Place welcomes back Orcadian fiddlers and vocalists FARA as part of its Scotland Unwrapped Orkney Folk Festival Spotlight, to once again showcase their enthralling mix of vocals, woven fiddle harmonies and energetic closers.


Fusing the talents of three fine Orcadian fiddlers and vocalists – Jeana Leslie, Catriona Price and Kristan Harvey – alongside stand-out Highland pianist and newest member Rory Matheson, FARA have firmly secured their foothold at the forefront of the Scottish folk scene since taking 2014’s Orkney Folk Festival by storm.

Their unique mix of spell-binding vocals, intricately woven fiddle harmonies and energetic closers, combined with an obvious kinship born in childhood, is sure to delight and entertain audiences wherever they go. Shortlisted in 2015’s Scots Trad Music Awards for Up and Coming Act of the Year, the band performed a triumphant set at the 2017 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards at the Albert Hall as Horizon Award nominees and have gone on to win a German Critics’ Choice Award and a Live Act of the Year nomination at 2019’s Scots Trad Music Awards. They continue to tour internationally, with sell-out performances at festivals across Europe, Australia and North America, as well as a tour of Asia due in 2023.

See all Orkney Folk Festival Spotlight events here.

This event will last approximately 1 hour, without an interval.

Reviews

‘Torch-bearers of a freshly reinvigorated tradition. . . one of the most exciting Scottish folk discoveries in recent years’ AllMusic 

‘Gifted, imaginative, complex and engaging. . . a sound that just exudes joy’ FRUK

‘Bring contemporary fiddle music to new heights. . . enthralling vocal arrangements’ Scotsman


Orkney Folk Festival 

Amongst Scotland’s longest established folk festivals, the Orkney Folk Festival has been a world- renowned stage for over four decades, proudly showcasing the islands’ famed home-grown talent and local folk scene alongside leading artists from around the globe – See more about Orkney Folk Festival.

Date:Sat 17 Feb
Start time:2pm (Doors: 1.30pm)
Venue:Hall Two

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