ONE of the freshest-sounding groups to have emerged on Scotland's folk scene of late will be headlining a show at a North Yorkshire village hall later this month.

The group has only been writing and recording together since 2014. But the quartet – fiddlers Kristan Harvey, Jeana Leslie and Catriona Price, alongside pianist Jennifer Austin – have been honing their sound ever since they grew up together in the Orkney Islands.

Following their 2016 debut album Cross The Line, the group launched its second album, Times From Times Fall, at the end of last year, which is a celebration of their homeland packed with self-composed tunes and songs primarily drawn from the words of Orcadian poets.

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, led to a nomination for the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards’ Horizon Award. Fara also performed at 2017’s prestigious event in the Royal Albert Hall, to a rapturous response.

Having a laugh on stage with audiences will always be a key component of what Fara do as a band, and Times From Times Fall showcases their fun and serious sides.

The 50-minute LP is evidence that Fara is set to become an enduring name in Scottish folk circles.

The group performs at the Hutton Rudby Village Hall on Saturday, May 25, at 8pm. For tickets, which cost £12, call Janet Fawcett on 01642 701586 or at