Alasdair and Natalie in Concert, October 13, 2012
Award-winning duo Master Scottish fiddler Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas, one of the most sought after cellist, playing traditional music will be playing at the Cotton Auditorium, Fort Bragg, California on October 13 from 7:00 to 10:00 pm.
Alasdair Fraser, long regarded as Scotland’s premier fiddle ambassador and the sizzling talented young California cellist Natalie Haas will unleash there dazzling teamwork, with dancing rhythms and infectious melodies and grooves of Scottish/Celtic music. They have delighted audiences with live performances throughout the United States, Canada and Europe, bringing a fresh sound to an old tradition.
Alasdair Fraser has been featured on over 100 television and radio shows in the United Kingdom, and on several nationally broadcast programs in the United States. Alasdair has been a major force behind the homeland and the United States, inspiring legions of listeners and learners through his recordings, annual fiddle camps, and concerts. Alasdair’s richly expressive playing transports listeners across a broad musical spectrum, ranging from haunting laments for the Gaelic tradition to raucous dance tunes, and improvisations based on traditional themes. His vast repertoire spans several centuries of Scottish music and includes his own compositions, which blend a profound understanding of the Scottish tradition with cutting-edge musical explorations. He weaves his performances a warm and witty narrative, drawing from a deep well of stories and lore surrounding Scotland’s musical heritage.
Natalie Haas is a graduate of the Julliard school, where she studied with cellist Fred Sherry. Natalie discovered the cello at age nine. In addition to having extensive classical music training, she is accomplished in a broad array of fiddle genres. Her music journey found purpose when she fell in love with Celtic music at the Valley of the Moon Scottish Fiddling School at age eleven. As a studio musician Natalie has been a guest artist on over 50 albums. Inspired and encouraged by director Fraser, she started to investigate the cello’s potential for rhythmic accompaniment to fiddle tunes, and to this day, the two continue to resurrect and reinvent the cello’s historic role in Scottish music. Alasdair and Natalie has toured as a duo for over 12 years.
Tickets are $20. Book online for your tickets.
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