Faramach was "born" in October 2014 when one of the teachers at Woodmill High School felt there was a passion in the school for Celtic Music. Although it is a young band they've already developed a strong team ethic. They range in age from 14 to 17. While a couple of them have played Celtic style before, the majority hadn't experienced traditional music before this band.
There has recently been a change of focus in the curriculum towards "Scottishness" coupled with an undeniable wider social awareness of national identity, this created an environment where the Scottish Arts could flourish.
The high standard of natural musicianship at Woodmill has been cultured and developed by the excellent teaching and parental support fed this surge in cultural pride and Faramach was created.
The name itself was suggested by a first year pupil in the school. As part of their first year course they had to do a project on Celtic Music, and part of this was to come up with a name for a Celtic Rock band. From over 200 suggestions "Faramach" was decided as the best (it means Noise Making in Gaelic).
Oli - Piano
A woman of mystery, legend has it Oli was raised by a tooth fairy. Her keyboard skills were forged while she built and tested piano keys made from all the teeth collected.