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.
More about Carol Farrar....
As a visual artist with a degree in Art and Art History,
Carol learned to play the harp later in life.
In her 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 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
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
Carol 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
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
Carol 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.