The Fretless is a Canadian fiddle foursome playing an essential part in the traditional Irish folk music movement. Through the deconstruction and transformation of the usual rhythmic, harmonic and structured arrangements of fiddle styles around the world, pushing traditional music into new plains. They are set to play Belfast's Duncairn for Moving On Music as part of the Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival on May 8.
Debuting in 2012 the band has steadily moved into the public eye, winning Instrumental Album of the Year at the Western Canadian Music Awards and Instrumental Group of the Year at the Canadian Folk Music Award, along with a Juno award for their 2016 album Bird’s Nest - listen to the title track. They harbour all the energy of fiddle tunes, while shattering expectations. Their approach takes string music to fascinating new places as it transforms traditional tunes and folk melodies into intricate, high-energy arrangements.
Tickets cost £12/£8 from Ticketsolve. Doors open at 8pm.