The Bombadils

Three-time Canadian Folk Music Award nominees and the 2023 Music Nova Scotia Americana/Bluegrass Recording of the year recipients —The Bombadils offer stirring and intimate lyrics with intertwining string-band arrangements, and tinges of bluegrass. Canadian arts journalist Bob Mersereau calls it “folk tunes done with musical adventure and sophistication” and Elmore Magazine, “an enchanting folk romp.”

Making their home in the foggy port city of Halifax, Canada, the band features folk darlings Sarah Frank and Luke Fraser plus guests from their extended musical family. Tour highlights include Koerner Hall in Toronto, Tivoli Gardens in Denmark, and Wintergrass festival outside Seattle. Their latest release, “Dear Friend” comes after having moved to Atlantic Canada and launching straight into the rush of new parenthood, a new city, and a global pandemic. The 11-song album was recorded between lockdowns and daycare pick-ups, and it is a series of love letters of a certain kind—to family and friends, strangers and neighbours, cities and landscapes, and to each other.

Upcoming Shows

Fire and Folk
Tuesday June 18, 2024 · 7:30 pm · $35
Fort Augustus Community Centre,

Fort Augustus is the place to be for a night of enchanting folk and fiery fiddling. Making their Small Halls debut, Halifax ensemble The Bombadils offer…

Fiddlers’ Sons and Friends
Wednesday June 19, 2024 · 7:30 pm · $30
St. Johns Presbyterian ,

Belfast has a little bit of everything tonight. Warming up the stage is no stranger to Canadian radio listeners; a regular on CBCs ‘The Debaters’ for…

Songs on the Shore
Thursday June 20, 2024 · 7:30 pm · $30
St. John's Anglican Church ,

The gorgeous St. John’s Anglican Church is ready to be filled with the beautiful sounds of East Coast Music. New to Small Halls audiences, Halifax ensemble…