Sylvester Manor postpones concerts ‘out of an abundance of caution’

The Fretless. Photo by Scott Ramsay.

Sylvester Manor Educational Farm on Shelter Island had planned to bring the Canadian fiddle band The Fretless to the Manor House Music Room for two concerts of Irish folk music at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Saturday, March 14.

However, out of an abundance of caution, the administrators at Sylvester Manor have made the decision to postpone The Fretless concerts.

According to a press release circulated by Sylvester Manor, “Given the uncertain, and evolving, COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation, this decision prioritizes the health and well-being of the musicians, audience members, volunteers and staff.”

The concert will be rescheduled for the band’s next U.S. tour which will take place in 2021. All ticket holders will be notified and issued a full refund. In the meantime, to see where The Fretless will be playing next, check out their website,