Green Note, Camden
Sunday 4th August
Doors 7:00pm, Live Music 8:30pm
Tickets £14 Advance, £17 on the night

“[The Bombadils] should already be sharing stages with the likes of Iris, John Prine, Roseanne Cash, Emmylou Harris…” — John Apice, No Depression (USA)

Three-time Canadian Folk Music Award nominees and the 2023 Music Nova Scotia Americana/Bluegrass Recording of the year recipients —The Bombadils offer stirring and intimate lyrics with intertwining string-band arrangements, and tinges of bluegrass. Canadian arts journalist Bob Mersereau calls it “folk tunes done with musical adventure and sophistication” and Elmore Magazine, “an enchanting folk romp.”

The Bombadils write bittersweet but hopeful narratives, reflecting on themes of love and friendship, and working through challenging topics such as climate change, rising cost of living, and miscarriage. The band’s impressionistic lyrics are rife with poetry, scene-setting details, and clever turns of phrase. These are front-porch style songs, but magnified by classical grace. The Bombadils’ music features dynamic arrangements, adventurous instrumental passages, and interlacing vocal harmonies. Woven throughout this rich tapestry are Sarah’s compelling soprano vocals, her dynamic fiddle playing, and Luke’s warm, soulful singing and his prowess on guitar and mandolin