Eastern Ontario folk trio Fiddlehead Soup brings their eclectic collection of music to Richards Landing on Tuesday August 2nd as part of the Just Passing Through concert series.
The trio joined forces in 2013 when three members of a celtic ceilidh band got together to learn some songs outside of the traditional celtic fare – creating a unique sound.
Intrigued by the odd rhythms of Scandinavia and other traditional music and fascinated by the tones and intricacies of different languages, the trio quickly amassed a set of eclectic tracks in 9 different languages and spanning several centuries. The trio also began writing their own music, drawing inspiration from events happening around them.
Featuring veteran folkie Doug Hendry on 12-string and cittern and mother-and-daughter fiddle team Glenna Hunter and Ursa Meyer (who soon added viola, piano and ‘cello to their repertoire), Fiddlehead Soup is known for it’s engaging and earthy performances, lush instrumentation and captivating 3-part harmonies.
Following the release of an EP “Unfurling” in 2014, the trio has been performing as relentlessly as possible. Fiddlehead Soup has become a fixture at festivals and coffee houses around Eastern Ontario.
With the pending release of its first full-length CD, “Alterity”, Fiddleheap Soup is embarking on a summer tour across Canada, bringing its unique blend of music to new audiences in venues large and small along the way.