SCOTTISH folk group Fara will be making a pit stop at Stirling Tolbooth as part of their UK tour.

With vibrant arrangements full of rich harmonies, energetic fiddle playing and driving piano, Fara’s music is an exciting experience.

A mixture of self-penned and traditional Orkney tunes as well as stunning vocals, the young women’s combined musical experiences and friendships produce an exciting and individual sound.

Fara brings together four emerging musicians at the forefront of today’s young Scottish folk scene - Jennifer Austin, Kristan Harvey, Jeana Leslie and Catriona Price’s three fiddles and a piano - to produce a fiery sound rooted strongly in their upbringing among the music of Orkney.

The band said: "This album is a culmination of our first couple of years together, and our experiences along the way. We’ve all known each other since we were children, but the process of working together as adults has created a real Fara sisterhood, which has quickly become an important part of all of our musical lives.

“The four contrasting personalities and individual musical voices in Fara make for a colourful melting pot of ideas during arranging sessions - each member brings a different musical pallet to the table. But the strong Orkney fiddle tradition that we all grew up with is the glue that binds us together, being at the heart of all of our musical characters."

Fara will be playing at the Tolbooth on February 4.

Other gigs to check out:

Two Door Cinema Club: Barrowlands, Glasgow, February 3-4.

The Brew: Sleazy's, Glasgow, February 4.

Galactic Empire: O2 ABC, Glasgow, February 12.

Busted: O2 Academy, Glasgow, February 26.