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Festival 2016 - Fèis 2016

FaraThursday 14th / Friday 15th July



FARA brings together four exceptional and respected young musicians at the forefront of today’s Scottish folk scene. Kristan Harvey, Jeana Leslie and Catriona Price’s dynamic fiddles with Jennifer Austin's driving piano, produce a fiery sound rooted strongly in their upbringing surrounded by the music and traditions of Orkney.

Formed though appearances as 'The Chairettes', an occasional part of big band and Orkney institution, 'The Chair', FARA’s vibrant and inventive arrangements full of rich harmonies, energetic fiddle playing and driving piano ensures their live show is an exciting one. With their mixture of self-penned and traditional tunes, as well as songs with lead vocals from Jeana Leslie and lush four-part harmony vocals, the girls combine musical experiences and friendship to produce an exciting and individual sound, ready to burst onto the folk music scene.