This latest video by Bon Débarras shows off the joie de vivre and skill this trio shares on recordings and, perhaps more so, live. Personally I was waiting for Dominic to jump in with the dancers and share his excellent moves, but that is showcased in other videos.
With his songs and enlightened activism, Tommy has touched the lives of individuals and communities around the globe. I share the feeling of audiences who have had the opportunity to see Tommy perform – it is an honor to get to know him.
Incredibly talented and energetic, Imar are a joy to watch. An instrumental band, but I have seen them get the audience singing. Great show, great people!
Congratulations to The Fretless and Matthew Byrne for the well-earned recognition of being nominated this year.
Both acts were nominated for Traditional Album of the Year
Matthew Byrne was also nominated for Traditional Singer of the Year for his album Horizon Lines.
The Fretless were also nominated for Instrumental Group of the Year AND, Ensemble of the year for Live at the Artfarm.
Full list of nominees here. https://folkawards.ca/nominees/
It turns out that the 2 acts will be performing together in a few days for the Folklore Society of Greater Washington at Seekers Church in Washington, DC and at The Westminster Concert Series in Westminster, MD. Performances are October 5th and 6th respectively.
After years of working closely together we are finally working together! Wooden Ship is very excited to represent this great US-based Americana act who has been a favorite of ours for years.
Here is a beautiful a Capella song that is a good place to start.
And a full band number from Celtic Connections this year.
10 songs recorded in front of a live audience. Released as an CD, but also video for all songs available on The Fretless youtube channel here.