Brad Reid

Nova Scotia

Brad Reid

Brad Reid is a fiddler and multi-instrumentalist who grew up in the Halifax area, with family roots in Chéticamp and East Bay on Cape Breton Island. A long-time member of the Cape Breton Fiddlers Association, Brad studied music at St. Francis Xavier University, and has worked on many shows at Neptune Theatre playing woodwinds and more. He has also toured with Cirque du Soleil and released three albums, including his latest, NEW Scotland, in 2020. Brad has been playing Cape Breton music since the age of 14, when his grandfather, also a fiddler, took him to a concert at Colaisde na Gàidhlig / the Gaelic College in St. Ann’s, and he was inspired by other kids his age. He currently teaches fiddle in Fall River, Nova Scotia, hoping to inspire other young people. Brad will be playing fiddle, mandolin, double bass, saxophone, and clarinet at Celtic Colours this year as he joins Adam Young and an impressive lineup of Cape Breton artists who played on Young’s critically-acclaimed 2021 album, Yearbook.

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