On the fiddle: award-winning folk musicians to open Music department spring series

Back by popular demand, the Music Department is delighted to welcome the young award-winning exponents of Scottish folk music, Fara, for a full evening concert to launch its spring events on Friday 9 February at 19.30. Book on the Gulbenkian website.

Comprising four emerging young players at the leading edge of the Scottish folk scene, the group has the title of Winners of the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award amongst its many accolades, and after its hugely popular lunchtime concert last year, the group brings part of its 2018 tour to Colyer-Fergusson.

In addition, staff and student instrumentalists are warmly invited to take part in a workshop which the group will lead at 17.30 on the same day, exploring the genre; if you’d like to take part, please do email the Director of Music, Susan Wanless on s.j.wanless@kent.ac.uk!

Details and tickets about the evening concert can be found online here: prepare to be transported to the shores of Orkney as Fara’s latest tour comes to the campus.

Here’s a clip of the group in action.

Find out more about Fara.

Image credit: Fara