Brad Reid


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.

His 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.

Brad’s NEW Scotland is currently nominated for Roots/Traditional Recording of the Year at the 2022 East Coast Music Awards, taking place in Fredericton, NB in May, and was nominated at the 2021 Nova Scotia Music Awards for Folk Recording of the Year and Roots/Traditional Recording of the Year. 

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