Player Spotlight ~ Sarah Frank ~ Violinist & Fiddler

Opus 82, Guadagnini 5-string Violin, 1987

“I love my 5-string fiddle made by Douglas Cox, and I'm always eager to show it off. It is the most well-rounded 5-string I have played and it always makes me feel and sound like myself, whether I am playing a traditional fiddle tune or a classical string quartet."

The Bombadils Sarah Frank is a Canadian fiddler/singer-songwriter who finds her home in bluegrass, Irish, and Quebecois music. She has a Bachelor of Music in classical violin performance from McGill University. Sarah works full time as a free-lance musician and member of The Bombadils, a progressive folk group based in Montreal.

"Sarah Frank's fiddle and vocal harmonies [add] some stratospheric beauty."
- Bernard Perusse, The Montreal Gazette

The Bombadils are a band of four, a charismatic and kind-hearted bunch of rascals. They write and perform tunes that blend their strong musical conviction, drawing from Québecois, Irish, and bluegrass folk styles. It's a decidedly contemporary sound that combines soaring melodic lines, tight rhythmic energy, and virtuosity.


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