HARROGATE, Tenn. — The Lincoln Memorial University Music Program will present The Fretless in concert on at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 29 in the Sam and Sue Mars Performing Arts Center in the Duke Hall of Citizenship on LMU’s main campus in Harrogate, Tennessee.
The concert is free and open to the public.
The Fretless is an award-winning group taking Canadian and Celtic fiddle tunes to fascinating new places. The Canadian folk quartet is comprised of Karrnnel Sawitsky (fiddle), Ivonne Hernandez (fiddle), Eric Wright (cello) and Trent Freeman (fiddle). They have toured extensively and recently were nominated for a Western Canadian Music award.
The Fretless released its first album in 2012 and a follow-up in 2014 and are currently finishing up a third. The band is known for turning well-known fiddle tunes and folk melodies into intricate, lush and exciting arrangements.
The performance will consist of a range of tunes selected from their first two albums and a sneak peek at tunes from their upcoming third album. The concert will also feature the band’s “old time jams” segment where The Fretless play improvised and energetic sets of traditional Old Time Canadian, American and Celtic tunes.