California-Based Celtic Duo Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas Play at G.A.R. Hall

Fri 3/15 @ 8PM

California-based fiddler Alasdair Fraser and cellist Natalie Haas have been collaborating as a duo for more than a decade and a half, although each has established a career on their own.

Fraser has been a leader in reviving interest in traditional Scottish music, long eclipsed in popularity by Irish music. He had shared the music in multiple formats including solo, with his band Skyedance and the San Francisco Scottish Fiddlers orchestra, and in partnership with instrumentalists who play piano, guitar, and cello.

The latter, of course, is Haas who has put her Juilliard education in classical music to use performing traditional music with artists like fiddler Natalie MacMaster and Irish ensemble Solas. Although Fraser’s a Scotland-born 63-year-old, and Haas is a native Californian who is just 34, they’ve forged a lasting partnership. They met at one of Fraser’s camps when she was a pre-teen, which fueled her passion for Celtic music. Together they’ve recorded five albums including 2017’s Ports of Call.

They’re back in northeast Ohio at Peninsula’s G.A.R. Hall. Tickets are $28 in advance, $32 at the door.

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