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

2022 ECMA Nominee for Roots/Traditional Recording of the Year

2021 NSMA Nominee for Folk Recording of the Year & Roots/Traditional Recording of the Year

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.

Bikes are flyin' and the fiddle is cryin' in the 2022 video and remix track Haley's (BMX Remix) --- a follow-up single to Reid's award nominated album NEW Scotland, reimagining the track Haley Small's Reel, and inspired by BMX bicycles. ​

The 2020 NEW Scotland album is 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 guitarist Darren McMullen; on percussion by former drummer for Natalie MacMaster, Tom Roach; and by Barra MacNeils bassist Jamie Gatti.

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