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Brad Reid


Brad Reid’s boot stomps as his fiddle sounds its Cape Breton heritage. Nominated for a 2022 East Coast Music Award, and two 2021 Nova Scotia Music Awards, his fresh fiddle phrases connect old traditions with modern popular music, while drawing on global influences such as latin percussion, classical, jazz, and hip hop. With foot-stompin’ Cape Breton excitement, but also ambient, goosebump moments, and some "fiddle meets Dr. Dre", Brad Reid leads listeners through a broad range of emotional landscapes, which, ultimately, lead to hope. Described as "traditional yet innovative" by Irish Music Magazine, and "a true pleasure" by Fiddler Magazine, through his arrangements with stimulating new chords, Brad Reid presents a side of the classic Cape Breton sound in a way that might be, according to Irish tradition bearer Martin Hayes, “continually growing”.


Brad Reid
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