The sounds of the Orkney Isles will be ringing around the Colchester Arts Centre next month courtesy of leading Scottish band Fara.

Made up of three fiddle players and a pianist, the band brings together four leading musicians at the forefront of today’s Scottish folk scene – Jennifer Austin, Kristan Harvey, Jeana Leslie and Catriona Price – to produce a fiery sound rooted strongly in their upbringing among the music of Orkney.

Last summer saw Fara storm a residency at France’s Festival Interceltique de Lorient, and delight audiences with hotly anticipated return visits to Tønder Festival in Denmark, and Cambridge Folk Festival, among others.

This February’s tour sees Fara play across the UK, from London to Kinross and everywhere in between.

With the band’s growing international profile, the month will also includes a trip to Kansas City in the USA for a showcase at Folk Alliance International, ahead of a USA tour later this year.

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.

They play the Colchester Arts Centre on Monday, February 12 as part of the weekly Colchester Folk Club. For tickets, call 01206 500900.