Following their debut release Cross the Line in 2016, 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 celebrates the Orcadian community which inspired three out of four of them to become musicians. Their music is 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, members of the band have co-written many of the melodies on the album, blending all four distinctively different musical voices together, whilst also celebrating 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 live performances take this material to a new level.
Find out more: faramusic.co.uk