Part of our series of Live! Folklife Concerts.
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. The four contrasting personalities and individual musical voices in Fara, make for a colorful melting pot of ideas during arranging sessions — each member brings a different musical pallet to the table. But the strong Orkney fiddle tradition that they all grew up with is the glue that binds them together, being at the heart of all of their musical characters. With a mixture of self-penned and traditional Orkney tunes as well as stunning vocals, the young women’s combined musical experiences and friendships produce a diverse, individual sound.