The new decade marked an exciting new chapter for Scotland ’ s fabulous fiddle – led Fara, as founding Orkney frontwomen Jeana Leslie, Catriona Price and Kristan Harvey welcomed young Highland pianist Rory Matheson to the line – up. A 2018 finalist in BBC Radio Scotland ’ s Young Traditional Musician of the Year, Matheson hails from the rich musical heartland of Scotland ’ s north – west coast, where he learned his craft through the world – renowned Fèis Rois youth programme.
Alongside various individual accolade – including the Dewar Arts Award, BBC Young Traditional Musician of the Year and the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award – the band were awarded the German Critic ’ s Choice award in 2017.
With the release of their second album, Times from Times Fall , Fara have con tinued to widen their reach, both artistically and geographically, drawing in strands of classical, Appalachian, jazz and indie – pop influence. Their incredible fiddle style mixed with stunning harmonies and driving piano have steadily multiplied the band ’s fanbase across Europe, Australia and North America.