Date and Time: Friday, May 4, 7:30pm
Venue: UVM Recital Hall
Address: 384 South Prospect Street, Burlington, VT 05405
Presented in support and cooperation with Young Tradition Vermont
In April of 2017, Lane Director Natalie Neuert was invited to a gathering of musicians and presenters in Scotland. After seeing 23 bands in five days, there were three or four groups that she knew would be perfect for the Lane audience. Fara is four young women (three fiddles and piano) from the Orkney Islands who have been friends and made music together since childhood. Their fiery sound is balanced by gorgeous harmonizing vocals, and their songs are a mix of traditional and trad-influenced original writing. All musicians with serious chops, they hold degrees from The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Strathclyde University, The Royal Northern College of Music, and The Royal Academy of Music. They have all since established themselves in the Scottish music scene winning prestigious prizes including the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award and BBC Radio Scotland’s Young Traditional Musicians of the Year. This will be their first U.S. tour.