Fiddle group ‘The Fretless’ comes to Orcas Center

  • Wed May 2nd, 2018 4:43pm
  • Life

“The Fretless” is coming live to Orcas Center on Thursday, May 10 at 7:30 p.m.

This fiddle foursome harbors all the energy of fiddle tunes while shattering all expectations in writing, creativity and performance.

The Fretless has steadily pushed further into the public eye, winning Instrumental Album of the Year at the Western Canadian Music Awards and Instrumental Group of the Year at the Canadian Folk Music Awards. Its 2014 tune “Waving To Ryan” has topped a million Spotify plays, and in 2016, The Fretless took home a Juno™ award for Instrumental Album of The Year for its 2017 full-length release “Bird’s Nest.”

With its latest recording, “Live at the Artfarm,” instead of attempting to make a more “accessible” follow-up to “Bird’s Nest,” The Fretless is releasing an instrumental album of tunes representing the player’s traditional roots.

Tickets are $25, $17 students; $3 off for Orcas Center members. There are $5 subsidized tickets available at the box office, open Tuesdays through Fridays from 12 to 3 p.m. and online at