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The Fretless

January 21, 2023 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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 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

By putting fiddle tunes and folk melodies from the traditions of Irish, Scottish, Celtic, bluegrass and old-timey American and Canadian music into a classical format, these musicians have created unique music that is complex, multi-layered, and passionately expressive.
Vocalist Madeline Roger will be singing many of the songs from “Open House”.
Also! For the show at the Capitol, The Fretless will be joined by Emily Millard to guest on a couple songs. Emily just moved to Nelson in the fall to begin teaching voice at Selkirk.

This show is also one of our ENHANCED EXPERIENCES!

Gather a friend or two (or more!) who will also be attending this show and receive an optional Capitol Dinner Club package complete with show-related facts, fun quiz, playlist, and curated recipes contributed by local chefs and foodies. You as the host can pull the whole meal together yourself or distribute the recipes among your friends for a truly collaborative pre-show dinner celebration. The package will be sent to all ticket holders 1 week in advance along with details on how to enter a draw open to Dinner Club participants only for free tickets to a future Capitol Theatre event.



January 21, 2023
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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The Capitol Theatre
(250) 352-6363
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The Capitol Theatre
421 Victoria Street
Nelson, British Columbia V1L 5R2 Canada
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(250) 352-6363
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