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Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas in Mount Vernon, WA

October 29 @ 7:00 PM - October 30 @ 9:00 PM PDT

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One event on October 29, 2021 at 7:00 PM

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$25 – $30

It’s the return of live music performances at the Littlefield Celtic Center!

We are excited to offer you two IN-PERSON shows with limited seating at the LCC. In compliance with current COVID-19 concerns and guidelines from Washington State, attendance will require proof of vaccination from all ticket holders, staff and performers. 

Thursday, October 28th at 7:00PM
at the Littlefield Celtic Center

Friday, October 29th at 7:00PM
at the Littlefield Celtic Center

Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas
cutting-edge fiddle and cello explorations of Scottish and global music

The musical partnership between consummate performer Alasdair Fraser, “the Michael Jordan of Scottish fiddling,” and brilliant Californian cellist, Natalie Haas, spans the full spectrum between intimate chamber music and ecstatic dance energy. Over the last 16 years of creating a buzz at festivals and concert halls across the world, they have truly set the standard for fiddle and cello in traditional music. They continue to thrill audiences internationally with their virtuosic playing, their near-telepathic understanding, and the joyful spontaneity and sheer physical presence of their music.

Fraser has a concert and recording career spanning over 30 years, with a long list of awards, accolades, radio and television credits, and feature performances on top movie soundtracks (Last of the Mohicans, Titanic, etc.). In 2011, he was inducted into the Scottish Traditional Music Hall of Fame. Haas, a graduate of the Juilliard School of Music, is one of the most sought after cellists in traditional music today. She has performed and recorded with a who’s who of the fiddle world including Mark O’Connor, Natalie MacMaster, Irish supergroups Solas and Altan, Liz Carroll, Dirk Powell, Brittany Haas, Darol Anger, Jeremy Kittel, Hanneke Cassel, Laura Cortese, and many more.

This seemingly unlikely pairing of fiddle and cello is the fulfillment of a long-standing musical dream for Fraser. His search eventually led him to find a cellist who could help return the cello to its historical role at the rhythmic heart of Scottish dance music, where it stood for hundreds of years before being relegated to the orchestra. The duo’s debut recording, Fire & Grace, won the coveted the Scots Trad Music “Album of the Year” award, the Scottish equivalent of a Grammy. Since its release, the two have gone on to record three more critically acclaimed albums that blend a profound understanding of the Scottish tradition with cutting-edge string explorations. In additional to performing, they both have motivated generations of string players through their teaching at fiddle camps across the globe.

Details

Start:
October 29 @ 7:00 PM PDT
End:
October 30 @ 9:00 PM PDT
Cost:
$25 – $30
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https://celticarts.org/celtic-events/fraser-haas-concert/

Organizer

Celtic Arts Foundation
Phone:
(360)416-4934
Email:
events@celticarts.org
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Venue

Littlefield Celtic Center
835 NW Wall Street
Mount Vernon, WA 98273 United States
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Phone:
360-416-4934
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