The Fretless feat. Madeleine Rogers

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The Fretless - General Admission Seated Showshow details + $34.50 (CAD)*  

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  • April 28, 2024
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us on Sunday, April 28th at 1:00 PM as folk string-quartet The Fretless take The Carleton stage for the first time ever!  With one Juno award, two more Juno nominations, and six total CFMA and WCMA awards, this group has been at the forefront of Canada’s acoustic music scene for over a decade, and their new partnership with Madeleine Roger has quickly broadened their appeal to a whole new audience.  The Fretless have built their reputation as a show-stopping and dynamic instrumental act, blending Celtic, folk and roots influences and expanding the notion of what a string-quartet can be.  Tickets are $30 + HST, available NOW!  Doors open at 12 noon for brunch and beverages with service continuing throughout the show.

Four ferocious players, masterful composition, and a genre-bending sound—Juno award-winning The Fretless is a Canadian quartet that has firmly taken its place on the map to a progressive form of “trad”. A supergroup of celebrated solo artists, The Fretless has been creating a singular and signature sound that dares to expand the idea of what a string music quartet can be—transforming fiddle tunes and folk melodies into intricate, beautiful, high-energy arrangements that have quickly gained a dedicated following and accolades from around the world. Within what appears to be a simple construct — two fiddles, a viola, and a cello — The Fretless has created a sound that is distinctly rich, multi-layered, and uniquely percussive. This tonal quality is pushing traditional music to new heights, producing a completely fresh approach to Folk music. 

The Fretless is Trent Freeman (Fiddle/Viola), Karrnnel Sawitsky (Fiddle/Viola), Ben Plotnick (Fiddle/Viola), and Eric Wright (Cello)…  joined on this tour by vocalist Madeleine Roger.