Filskit Fiddles Fae Orkney
(“Filskit, adj: frisky, high-spirited, exuberant; addicted to immoderate hilarity”)
“Torch-bearers of a freshly reinvigorated tradition. . . one of the most exciting Scottish folk
discoveries in recent years” (AllMusic)
Fara brings together four leading musicians at the forefront of today’s young Scottish folk scene. Kristan
Harvey, Jeana Leslie and Catriona Price’s three fiddles combine with Rory Matheson’s piano to produce a
fiery sound rooted strongly in their upbringing among the music of Orkney. With a mixture of self-penned and
traditional Orkney tunes as well as stunning vocals, Fara’s musical experiences and friendships produce an
exciting and individual sound. They were excited to tour Australia for the first time in 2020 and are looking
forward to getting back out on the road in 2021. With vibrant arrangements full of rich harmonies, energetic
fiddle playing and driving piano, audiences are sure to be thrilled too.
When booking tickets, please be aware the box office system is set up to automatically block off seats around each booking, keeping the appropriate distance between customers. If you're booking for a group, please make sure all the people in that group are in the same household (including extended households as defined here). Face coverings must be worn in the auditorium unless you're eating or drinking, and we're requesting that customers take any rubbish out with them at the end of the performance, and put it in the bins provided. The auditorium is thoroughly cleaned between uses, and there is hand sanitiser available throughout the building.
Photo (c) Euan Robertson