The Bombadils

“FOLK…WITH MUSICAL ADVENTURE AND SOPHISTICATION”

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Classically trained, but brought together musically playing Irish pub songs, The Bombadils’, Luke Fraser and Sarah Frank create beautiful harmonies and enchanting melodies by reconfiguring old-time music, bluegrass, sea shanties and even jazz into a new folk framework. The juxtaposition of landlubber and maritimer fits into their world as well, with Sarah’s prairie upbringing and Luke’s roots in the eastern Canadian maritimes. His guitar, mandolin and well-placed harmonies are the ideal counterpoint to her sweet-yet-powerful lead vocals, lyrical fiddle playing and claw-hammer banjo. Augmented on record by cello, upright bass, flute and bagpipes(!), their innovative instrumentation and arrangements give their songs layer upon layer of sonically satisfying surprises. (thebombadils.com)

QUOTES

these musicians know how to play…[The Bombadils] should already be sharing stages with the likes of Iris [Dement], John Prine, Roseanne Cash, Emmylou Harris…~ No Depression

…an enchanting folk romp.~ Elmore Magazine

TOUR DATES

Date City Venue Country
Mar 28, 2017 Montreal, QC Cafe Resonance CA
Apr 4, 2017 Montreal, QC Cafe Resonance CA
Apr 11, 2017 Vancouver, BC Bluebird North CA
Apr 15, 2017 Victoria, BC Oak Bay Recreation Centre CA

PAST SHOWS