23rd Feb, 2020

Scottish folk supergroup Fara are worth the trip to Bretforton to see

Ross Crawford 12th Oct, 2018

WE don’t normally stray far from Redditch but there’s a rare chance to see Scottish folk supergroup Fara at The Fleece Inn, Bretforton near Evesham on Thursday, October 25.

Bringing together four leading musicians at the forefront of today’s Scottish folk scene, Fara’s line-up of Jennifer Austin, Kristan Harvey, Jeana Leslie and Catriona Price brings three fiddles and a piano to the stage resulting in a fiery sound rooted strongly in their upbringing among the music of Orkney.

With vibrant arrangements full of rich harmonies, energetic fiddle playing and driving piano, it promises to be an unforgettable live experience.

Fiddle player Catriona Price said: “We were asked to form in 2014 for the Orkney Folk Festival and we have never looked back!

“That gave us such a great excuse to get the band going, which was something we’d been chatting about for a while.

“We’d all known each other since we were children but coming back together as adults having gone away and each done different things musically has given the band a unique sound – everybody started out in the same way, but now all bring different musical aspects to the table.

“We’re all such brilliant friends and we absolutely love touring – we’re especially looking forward to this tour as we’ll be getting to showcase material from the new album which we hope the local crowds will enjoy.”

The Fleece at Bretforton is renowned as one of the oldest pubs in England with a tasty line in cider.

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