Date:Tue 18 Feb
Time:8pm
Venue:J2
Price:£18.50 adv

Following their debut release Cross the Line in 2016, Orcadian folk Quartet FARA are touring the UK with material from their second album, Times from Times Fall. Comprised entirely of self-penned songs and instrumental tracks, FARA will celebrate the community which inspired them to become musicians - an album rooted in the spirit of the Orkney Isles and its people, it combines the unique Orkney fiddle tradition with contemporary and original songs and tunes. 

With the mission of creating something entirely new and collaborative, the four members of FARA have co-written many of the melodies on the album, blending all four distinctively different musical voices together, whilst also celebrating the unity of their musical beginnings. The songs incorporate words by Orcadian poets: George McKay Brown, Edwin Muir and Christina Costie, as well as one original and one traditional text. The Orcadian imagery running through these songs, alongside new melodies brimming with the islands’ tradition whilst also pointing in new directions, celebrates the ever-expanding Orcadian folk tradition. Fara’s new album is set to excite and delight.

I doubt if there’s another band that produce such complex and engaging fiddle music,  along with equally complex and engaging song …. Fara have all the ingredients for a  perfect album, and Times from Times Fall is the proof.  - Folk Radio UK

Invigorating variation… engaging harmonies… This album is a masterly balance of  reflection and celebration.
★★★★★ fRoots 
 
Surely one of the most consistently impressive albums of the year.
★★★★★  RNR Magazine 
 
Stunning quartet
★★★★ Songlines 

Doors price. T.B.C.

Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult.

Bar and box office open 1 hour before events start time.

All prices shown include booking fees.

Recommended

Grace Petrie

Tue 05 May

Grace Petrie delivers an alternative, folk, and comedic take on life, love and politics.

Recommended

Sam Sweeney

Mon 11 May

Following on from the critical acclaim of The Unfinished Violin, Sam Sweeney will be releasing a new album in May 2020 with an accompanying tour.