“..vibrant arrangements full of rich harmonies, energetic fiddle playing and driving piano, fara’s show was an exhilarating one.” Celtic Music Radio
Fara are exceptionally talented young musicians who are at the forefront of new groups to have emerged from Scotland. Hailing from the Isle of Orkney , where they have known each-other since they were knee high, Kristan Harvey, Jeana Leslie and Catriona Price’s dynamic fiddles combine with Jennifer Austin’s driving piano to produce a fiery sound rooted strongly in their upbringing. With stunning harmonies the band are a vocal and instrumental delight!
“fantastic playing, clearly loving what they are doing. with rapturous audience rapport, what more could you want in a show?” Anna Massie – BBC Radio Scotland
Having been friends for most of their lives, with Mothers who have also been friends for most of their lives! – the girls music is steeped in the historical traditions of the Orkney Isles and the songs combine with the fiddle and piano traditions to create a genuinely moving and yet invigorating performance.
Although young in years, the girls are accomplished musicians who all have degrees in music and amongst them have notched up the following awards: BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award, The BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year, The Deutsche Bank Award in Performance and Composition, and the Danny Kyle Award.
They are currently recording their debut album due for release in April 2016.