The outstanding Bombadils are returning to Georgetown, following on the heels of Sarah Frank and Luke Fraser’s January visit to Uncorked on Main.
The Bombadils’ local Home Routes house concert was the finest I have seen and heard. Wonderful, highly cohesive music!
The Bombadils are a four piece folk ensemble that first connected in Montreal, QC, at McGill University over a shared curiosity surrounding the Celtic and Bluegrass traditions. Sarah Frank (fiddle, banjo, vocals), Luke Fraser (guitar, mandolin, vocals), Alan Mackie (bass, vocals), and Anh Phung (flutes, harmonica, vocals) were raised Canada-wide and trained in classical performance and modern improvisation. Endearingly described by those closest to them as “Chamber Folk”, The Bombadils have been bringing music and high spirits to festivals, folk clubs, and forests since 2009, allowing diverse influences to flow naturally through their compositions, arrangements and improvisations.
“The Bombadils have all the elements of a great band – a high level of musical proficiency, deep respect for the traditional roots of their material and an engaging repertoire which holds the attention of the listener from beginning to end.”
Amy Gajadhar, Canadian Folk Music magazine