The Bombadils



Canadian maritimer Luke Fraser and Alberta prairie-girl Sarah Frank create beautiful harmonies and enchanting melodies by reconfiguring Celtic and old-time music, poetry, and original songs into a new folk framework. Luke’s guitar, mandolin, and harmonies are the ideal counterpoint to Sarah’s sweet-yet-powerful vocals, lyrical fiddle and claw-hammer banjo. Innovative arrangements give their songs layer upon layer of sonically satisfying surprises.

They are the 2017 winners of Folk Music Ontario’s Recording Artist of the Year award, and were nominated for two 2017 Canadian Folk Music Awards, for Vocal Group of the Year and Emerging Artist of the Year.


Folk Radio UK, May 11, 2015

Organic in feel, it’s an unassuming album that never makes a big fuss about the members’ skills, simply allows them to do what they do with consummate and fluid grace and ease, and, as such, offers a very enjoyable travelling companion.

Mike Davies, Folk Radio UK Read the Full article

FATEA, May 1, 2015

Grassy Roads, Wandering Feet is a really delightful record, soaked through with duly dextrous, truly symbiotic musicianship that’s the province of closely-knit young people who’ve grown their music together… here concocts something of a special brew.

David Kidman, FATEA Read the Full article

Folk Words, April 23, 2015

This is a wholly organic album, the feeling of boundary-free interaction between instruments and musicians entirely evident. The tunes memorable, the melodies exquisite. The whole is a living, breathing experience.

Tim Carroll, FATEA Read the Full article

Penguin Eggs Magazine, Winter 2014, Issue No. 64

It all comes across like a breath of fresh air on their brand new sophomore album, Grassy Roads, Wandering Feet, which shows the group flexing its songwriting muscles as well…

Jason Schneider, Penguin Eggs Magazine Read the Full article

Canadian Folk Music Magazine, Summer 2013, Vol. 47, No. 2

The Bombadils have all the elements of a great band – a high level of musical proficiency, deep respect for the traditional roots of their material and an engaging repertoire which holds the attention of the listener from beginning to end.

Amy Gajadhar, Canadian Folk Music magazine Read the Full article