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.
Having been friends since early childhood, the girls grew up under the musical guidance of Douglas Montgomery (The Chair, Saltfishforty) with the three East Mainlanders of the band in fiddle group Hadhirgaan at Kirkwall Grammar School, and Kristan, a West Mainlander, in Jenny Keldie’s Shoramere at Stromness Academy. The four girls then went on to study south, and hold degrees from The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Strathclyde University, The Royal Northern College of Music and The Royal Academy of Music. They have all since established themselves in the Scottish music scene winning prizes along the way which include the 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!
With a debut EP in 2014 they have gone back to the studio and released an new CD ‘Cross The Line’ Which they took on sell out tour UK wide in September !
‘Cross The Line’ Released 2nd October 2016
- 1 . The Dragon
- 2. Shapinsay
- 3. Three Fishers
- 4. Whisky You’re The Devil
- 5. Bright Grey
- 6. Changing Plans
- 7. My Heart’s In The Highlands
- 8. Cheeky Vimto
- 9. Games People Play
- 10. Billy’s Short Leg
- 11. I’ve Endured