The Fretless

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 and classical 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.

Upcoming Shows

A Milton Mixer
Saturday June 18, 2022 · 7:30 pm · $30
Milton Community Hall,

It’s Juno award-winners on stage in Milton with the commanding vocals of Dene singer/songwriter Leela Gilday, joined by brother Jay Gilday, together as ‘Sechile Sedare’, along…

A Closing Fit For Kings
Sunday June 19, 2022 · 3:00 pm · $45
King's Playhouse,

The 2022 PEI Mutual Festival of Small Halls comes to a close at King’s Playhouse, with PEI’s Patrick Ledwell hosting. This stacked finale lineup includes award-winning…