NETTLEHAM VILLAGE HALL LN2 2SS
         FARA SUNDAY 18 FEBRUARY 2024
DOORS OPEN 7.00pm for 7.30pm  TICKETS £14 
01522 535770 watkins.folk@gmail.com BAR Parking


Saturday 3 February Celtic Connections, Saturday 17 February Kings Place for a spotlight on the Orkney Folk Festival and Sunday night at Nettlehamlive...we are so proud to be part of Fara's February 2024 UK tour.

We saw them at for the first time at Gainsborough Arts Centre eighteen months ago.  We thoroughly enjoyed them as did some nettleham live afficiados who were in their audience that night.

This is a four piece Orkney band gaining increasing status and recognition in the traditional music world as can be seen by their tour venues and their Biog.

Why did we like them?  There is some very fine fiddle playing indeed and some strong vocals.  Musically they sing some traditional but mostly their own compositions inspired by their beautiful homeland, the sounds of the sea, the winds, the creatures and their love and concern for our fragile biosphere. If you like the sound of fiddles playing together this is the band for you.  If you like evocative and layered Celtic music, this is the band for you. If you like to hear songs of hope for tomorrow, this is the band for you.

For the list of accolades and awards go to faramusic.co.uk  They span from 2017 Radio 2 Folk Awards held at the Royal Albert Hall to Live Act of the year in 2019 (and the Belhaven Bursary) at the Scots Trad Music Awards...of course there was then a 'break' for Covid.  And we hear they have recently played for the British Embassy in China.  For 2024 there are further dates and their new CD Energy Islands.

We hope we have demonstrated sufficiently the pedigree of this exciting band to at least tempt you to explore more at faramusic.co.uk ...(and we have just booked three tickets from another person who was in that Gainsborough audience and wants to see them again.......)

Rory Matheson       piano
Kristan Harvey        fiddle and vocals
Jeana Leslie           fiddle and vocals
Catriona Price        fiddle and vocals

Compere:   tbc  
Support:     KATE WITNEY  Special treat here Lincolnshire folks!... and everybody else for that matter.


COMING NEXTKathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman
FRIDAY 22 MARCH 2024