Fara (SCO)

The Fara group come from Kirkwall in Orkney and began life in 2014 as a quintet. Today, Fara is a quartet: three female violinists, Kristan Harvey, Jeana Leslie and Catriona Price, and pianist Rory Matheson, who is from the north western coast of Scotland. Fara’s is a fresh musical take on Scots folk music, and Orkney music in particular. The musicians grew up with their traditional music and studied at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and The Royal Academy of Music among other places. Fara have, in their brief career, made a distinct mark on the Scottish folk music scene and have won prizes like the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award and BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year. The music is traditional tunes from Orkney and new, original compositions by the band. Fara played at Tønder Festival in 2015 and 2017.

Friday 20th August at 7:30 pm
Schweizerhalle – Tønder Kulturhus

Programme:
Fara
Sharon Shannon

Doors open one hour before concert starts.
Tickets here.