Fraid Knot is a popular band around the multicultural Calgary music scene. With roots deep in the Scottish/ Irish cultures, these lads are well known for energetic interpretations of traditional tunes as well as creative departures into original realms. Founding member Byron Eddy was born in Newfoundland, and he brings that unique world-view to the ‘Fraid Knot style. Though the band has been compared to all three of these groups, ‘Fraid Knot is calmer than the Drop Kick Murphy’s, edgier than Great Big Sea and happier than the Pogues.
Their two CDs – ‘Pint of Trad’ and ‘Hoist the Sails’ explore the roots of Celtic music, but they have a way of knot-i-fying the old tunes with a massive energy that will rock your socks.
The Members are:
Byron Eddy – Lead vocals, acoustic guitar, tin whistle.
Glenn Webster – Electric Guitar, Mandolin, Bouzouki, backing vocals.
Danny O’Malley – Accordion, backing vocals.
Norm Rooke – Bass guitar, backing vocals. Newest member
Lael Johnston – Drums and percussion.