Tradfest: The Fretless
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 current album, Bird’s Nest, 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.”
Tickets: £11 each
Date: Sunday 29 April 2018
Doors open: 7.30pm | Music starts: 8pm
Location: The Traverse Bar, Cambridge Street, Edinburgh