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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.

2022 East Coast Music Award Nominee for Roots/Traditional Recording of the Year

2021 Nova Scotia Music Award Nominee for Roots/Traditional Recording of the Year  

2021 Nova Scotia Music Award Nominee for Folk Recording of the Year

Recent highlights include:


Crystal by Cirque du Soleil (North America, Mexico, Russia, Latvia 2019-2020), 

Celtic Connections Festival Danny Kyle Stage (Glasgow, Scotland, 2019, 2020), 

Ryan Cook and his touring Hank Williams show (2018), 

Silkroad Ensemble's Global Musician Workshop (Indiana, USA, 2017, 2018), 

Canadian Grand Masters Fiddling Competition (2016, 2017)​.

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CONTACT
Management and Bookings
Brad Reid 

902.830.1167
brad@bradreid.ca

Publicity
Wendy Philips - Philips Public Relations lTD.
902.492.0960
wendy@pprl.ca