All-Female Scottish Group to Debut in Calais

Calais Celtic Concerts will present FARA, from the Orkney Islands of Scotland, at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 2 Park St., Calais, Me, Thursday night May 3rd, at 7 p.m. US/ 8 p.m. Canadian time. Doors will open at 6 p.m. EST. Fara, an exciting all female fiddle/piano group, are on their first official US Tour, playing the East Coast in May.

Fara brings together four leading musicians at the forefront of today's Scottish folk scene – Jennifer Austin, Kristan Harvey, Jeana Leslie and Catriona Price – three fiddles and a piano – that produce a firey sound rooted strongly in their upbringing among the music of Orkney. 

Following a nomination for Up And Coming Act of the Year at the Scots Trad Music Awards in 2015, the success of their debut album "Cross The Line" in 2016 lead to a nomination for BBC Radio 2 Folk Award's Horizon Award. Fara also performed at 2017's main event at the Royal Albert Hall to a rapturous response. Also in 2017, Fara won the German Critics Choice Award and were nominated for Folk Band of the Year at the Scots Trad Music Awards.

With vibrant arrangements full of rich harmonies, energetic fiddle playing and driving piano, Fara's music is an exciting experience. With a mixture of self-penned and traditional Orkney tunes as well as stunning vocals, the young women's combined experience and friendships produce an exciting and individual sound. Each member brings a different musical pallet to the table, but the strong fiddle tradition that the four women grew up on together is the glue that binds them and is at the heart of each of their musical characters.

This year will see Fara performing across the UK and Europe and will make debut performances in the US, Canada, Sweden and Germany. Fara's second album is set for release in October 2018.

The Knights of Columbus Hall is located on the corner of Church and Park St, at 2 Park St., Calais, Me. It is across the street from City Hall and Second Baptist Church. Tickets are $20 adult, $5 for 15 yrs and under. Families and kids are encouraged to see this group and the magic of a Calais Celtic Concert. Pre-Show tickets are on sale at Karen's Diner and Korner Pub, downtown Calais. Showtime will be at 7 p.m. US/ 8 p.m. Canadian time. For more info/reservations call 207-214-2067, or see our FB: Calais Celtic Concert Series and LIKE Us!