Brad Reid
Brad Reid - Glasgow Gate
Region: Nova Scotia
Genre: Celtic, Folk, Roots, Traditional, World

Brad Reid’s boot stomps as his fiddle sounds its Cape Breton heritage. It’s a high-top leather boot he bought touring the world with Cirque du Soleil, where he played clarinet, sax, and guitar — while skating.

NEW Scotland is Reid’s latest album, a musical tapas with a foundation of Cape Breton fiddle featuring flavours from across genres and lands — Latin influences with congas, classical and jazz elements, even going into hip hop and more urban territory.

“There's definitely foot-stompin’ Cape Breton excitement,” says Reid. “There are also ambient, goosebump moments and some ‘fiddle meets Dr. Dre’ tunes”. NEW Scotland leads listeners through a broad range of emotional landscapes, but, ultimately, leads to hope.

“A true pleasure” - Fiddler magazine

“Traditional yet innovative” - Irish Music Magazine

"Brings Cape Breton to the world, and vice versa" - Celtic Life Magazine

In the Brad Reid Quartet, he is joined on stage by long time member of the Barra MacNeils, double bassist Jamie Gatti; and on percussion by former drummer for both the Barra MacNeils and Natalie MacMaster, Tom Roach; and by Coìg guitarist Darren McMullen.

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