Multi-Juno award-winning Canadian supergroup The Fretless (2017 Instrumental Album of The Year) also picked up two nominations in the Canadian Folk Music Awards (Best Contemporary Album and Instrumental Group of The Year).
The accolade was great news for a band that continues to grow in stature around the world, seen by many as one of the most powerfully charged forces on the roots music circuit.
Previously, they had gathered in some similarly impressive honours on their home turf but it took the release of the Bird’s Nest album to win them the attention they deserved on this side of the Atlantic. Consistently given four and five-star ratings, Songlines magazine loved its “plethora of thrilling moments” while fRoots magazine placed them “in the elite category.” RNR magazine said it was “high quality, inventive and absolutely full of life and energy.” They rocked Celtic Connections with stunning shows in 2018 and emerged triumphant from Shetland Folk festival too, after releasing the superb Live From The Art Farm album.
Tickets: £11 each
Date: Monday 6 May 2019
Doors open: 7.30pm | Music starts: 8pm
Location: The Traverse Bar, Cambridge Street, Edinburgh