Highly complex and engaging music and song from Orkney-rooted folk group performing with three fiddles and a piano.
Fara brings together four musicians at the forefront of today’s Scottish folk scene. Fiddlers Kristan Harvey, Jeana Leslie and Catriona Price create a fiery sound inspired by the captivating landscapes of the Orkney islands where they grew up. Accompanied by pianist Rory Matheson, originally from Drumbeg in the Highlands and now based in Glasgow, Fara combines traditional Scottish tunes with original compositions and stunning vocals.
Their most recent album Times from Times Fall was produced by acclaimed fiddler Anna Massie and weaves together lively polka tunes and high energy reels in celebration of Orkney’s rich cultural past and breathtaking beauty. The track 7, 8, Nein gives a playful nod to Price’s mother’s German origins and SpeirThoo theWastWind adds stunning musical accompaniment to words by little known Orcadian poet Christina Costie, who drew inspiration from Orkney’s old Norse heritage and often wrote in the local dialect.
Venue: Old College Quad - University of Edinburgh, South Bridge, Edinburgh, EH8 9YL
Our Old College Quad outdoor venue is home to our afternoon chamber music series, a session of traditional Scottish music, five nights of inspirational spoken word and unmissable late night cabaret.
Our outdoor venues are covered, but you should come dressed appropriately for the weather, including suitable footwear for walking across grass.
GOT AN EVENT TO SHARE? It's free to post your events on What's On Edinburgh, click here to find out more!Want to be the first to hear about what's happening in Edinburgh? Just hit 'Like' on our Facebook page, join the What's On Scotland Facebook Group and 'Follow' on our Twitter account and you're all set!
Where possible we will update our listings to notify of cancelled, postponed and rescheduled events, however we STRONGLY ADVISE that you check with the venue/organiser in the first instance for updates.All information (whether in text or photographs) is supplied in good faith but should not be relied upon as being a statement of representation or fact.
Edinburgh Corn Exchange Car Boot Sale Market is open but with strict rules and guidelines. Come and join us for some bargains and for sellers to have a clearout!
Fore! The Fore Play Crazy Golf team have launched another cracking venue to eat, drink, play and up your selfie game in the heart of the Capital!
Meander Apparel Sunday Socials are free weekly bike rides leaving from the George Street store, providing the chance for any casual cyclists to meet new people with common interests.
Let your hair down at the end of the week with fabulous Friday fun at The Stand Comedy Club Edinburgh!