It’s all about power……
Scottish powerhouse quartet Fara are about to unveil a third studio album fuelled by their native Orkney’s revolutionary role in renewable energy.
Fusing the talents of three fine Orcadian fiddlers and vocalists – Jeana Leslie, Catriona Price and Kristan Harvey – alongside stand-out Highland pianist and newest member Rory Matheson, Fara have firmly secured their foothold at the forefront of the Scottish folk scene.
Their feisty, multi-awarding sound is now encapsulated in the sweeping, passionate 12-track Energy Islands – inspired by Orkney’s pioneering role in renewable energy.
“Lovely new album from Fara all about renewables. I really love the track Merry Dancers”
Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2
Says Catriona: “Having been born and raised among the breathtaking natural beauty of Orkney we wanted to highlight its role in raising awareness and curbing the climate crisis. Incredibly a technical revolution – and an abundance of wind and water in an archipelago of islands closer to the Arctic Circle than London – means the people of Orkney now produce more energy than the National Grid can take.Harnessing that coveted green energy through tides, waves and wind is something that struck Fara as akin to their music. Says Catriona: “To us this feels like a physical manifestation of the energy that traditional music brings to our communities.”
The album will be showcased on tour through September/October 2022.
Tour Dates as follows
FRI, SEP 9 THE BIRKS CINEMA, ABERFELDY
SAT, SEP 10 LOCHWINNOCH GOLF CLUB LOCHWINNOCH
THU, SEP 22 ST MARY & ST FINNAN CHURCH, GLENFINNAN
FRI, SEP 23 KILCHOAN COMMUNITY CENTRE KILCHOAN
SAT, SEP 24 LOCHALINE VILLAGE HALL OBAN
SUN, SEP 25 ROUSAY COMMUNITY SCHOOL ORKNEY
MON, SEP 26 STROMNESS TOWN HALL STROMNESS
TUE, SEP 27 SANDAY JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL ORKNEY
WED, SEP 28 KING STREET HALLS, KIRKWALL
SAT, OCT 1 WEMSFEST CHIDHAM
SUN, OCT 2 WIDCOMBE SOCIAL CLUB, BATH
MON, OCT 3 COLCHESTER ARTS CENTRE COLCHESTER
TUE, OCT 4 THE FLEECE INN BRETFORTON
WED, OCT 5 LIVERPOOL PHILHARMONIC MUSIC ROOM LIVERPOOL
THU, OCT 6 THE MET BURY
FRI, OCT 7 LOW PARKS MUSEUM HAMILTON
WED, OCT 19 SEALL SABHAL MÒR OSTAIG SLEAT
THU, OCT 20 EDEN COURT ONETOUCH THEATRE INVERNESS
FRI, OCT 21 THE TOLBOOTH STIRLING
SAT, OCT 22 LANTERNHOUSE THEATRE CUMBERNAULD