Carol Farrar

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Carol Farrar

Carol Farrar is a harpist based in the Niagara Region, Ontario, Canada. She has performed at many different venues in the area, including The Prince of Wales Tea Room, Art by the Falls, The Welland Food Festival, The Regal Beagle Pub, The Sheraton Hotel, The Minolta Tower, Hernder Estate Winery, and many others. Engagements further afield have included the Old Mill in Toronto,, and the Rockton Celtic Festival.

Carol has performed at over 220 weddings in the last 5 years. As a visual artist with a degree in Art and Art History, Carol learned to play the harp later in life.

Carol Farrar own words

"It would be safe to say that I did not choose the harp, but the harp chose me. It all started with a New Year's resolution, one of the few I've ever made, and within three weeks I had a harp in my living room and a teacher ten minutes away...not easy when you live in the country."

Carol Farrar began her professional harping career by playing a wedding for a friend at the famous Old Mill Restaurant in Toronto. One wedding turned into four the following year, and so on, to over thirty weddings that Carol performs at every year. In addition, Carol is a much-sought-after solo performer, and has performed as a guest soloist with the Peninsula Strings Orchestra, Chorus Niagara, and the Rainbow Ringers Bell Choir.

Carol Farrar festivals

Carol Farrar has performed at many festivals including the Amherst Museum Scottish Festival with the Glengarry Bhoys and Hobson's Choice. Other festivals include Art By the Falls, the Rockton Celtic Festival, the Balls Falls Thanskgiving Craft Fair, and shared the stage with the famous Irish singer Seamus Kennedy.

Carol is very proud of being a two-time winner of the Knowne World Harp Competition in Pennsylvania, with her renditions of 'Sometime' and 'Neil Gow's Lament' , both of which are on her C.D. 'red spirit rising'. Her debut CD, "red spirit rising", was released to critical acclaim and was sold out in the first month. (more about the CD here)

Carol Farrar has also played in restaurants such as the Skylon Tower in Niagara Falls, the Pillar and Post in Niagara-on-the-Lake, and the former Shipman's Cafe,as well as for The Wild Flower Restaurant, Fonthill.

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Country United States
City St Catharines Toronto
State/Province Ontario
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7 responses to “Carol Farrar”

  1. Lee & Lois says:

    “We wanted to tell you how much we are enjoying your new CD… The music is very soothing and we especially like your comments for each piece. You and your family must be very proud. Congratulations!”
    Lee & Lois Remington

  2. Irene & Allan says:

    “Allen and I both wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed your new CD release. What lovely music for heart and soul!
    We appreciate your ability and talent both in writing the songs and performing the beautiful music. We look forward to many hours of enjoyment listening.”
    Irene & Allan Konstaw

  3. Thomas & Amy says:

    “Thank you for sharing your time and talent to make our wedding day so special. Whenever we remember this day and all it means to us, we’ll also remember how much your music added to the beauty of our wedding.”
    Thomas & Amy Norman

  4. Chris & Erin says:

    “Thank you so much for bringing the beauty of your music to our wedding ceremony. Everyone commented on the unique and romantic element it added to the day. You did an amazing job, and you helped turn our wedding dreams into reality. Thanks again!”
    Chris and Erin Holloway

  5. Betty says:

    “Thank you so much for playing at the Tea. Your music is a wonderful asset to the event. We are very grateful and hope to see you again soon.”
    Betty, Amherst Museum

  6. Lisa & Steve says:

    “Thank you so very much for making our day extra special. Our guests enjoyed your gift of music, we both received tons of compliments on your behalf. Thank you again.”
    Lisa and Steve Wilson

  7. Tribune says:

    “The distinctive sound of the harp can be joyful, melancholy, regal, spiritual, merry, romantic, and quieting
    [this harpist] talent is that she can elicit ALL these sounds and moods from her chosen instrument, making it seem elegantly easy.”
    Tribune, May 21, 2003

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