Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Master of the fiddle brings secrets of the past to Opera House

"Fresh from Scotland’s massive Celtic Connections festival, Alasdair Fraser brings his fiddling magic to the Opera House for a concert with master cellist Natalie Haas on Friday night.
Fraser and Haas were recently the stars of several performances at the annual Glasgow music festival, including the Highland Sessions and the Legends’ Fiddle Competition, in which five master fiddlers adopted the roles and donned the costume of historic Scottish musicians.
It is inherent in the art of Scottish fiddling to recognize the importance of the history behind the music. In an interview from his home in the Sierra foothills, Fraser said he was originally drawn to the fiddle for its ability to delve into a world obscured by modern life."

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