A Joint Concert on April 13! Scottish Fiddlers of L.A. with guests Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Hass

On April 13 our Pasadena Folk Music Society is teaming with the Scottish Fiddlers of Los Angeles.  Members of that group will perform in their 40th Annual Concert with featured guest performers Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas on fiddle and cello.  The show begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Hermosa Beach Community Theatre, 710 Pier Ave, Hermosa Beach.

Tickets are available at this link.

The Scottish Fiddlers

For nearly 50 years, the Scottish Fiddlers of Los Angeles have delighted audiences throughout Southern California with the lively, energetic and irresistibly uplifting music of Scotland, the Shetland Islands, Cape Breton Island and Ireland. Their playing is characterized by hard-driving reels and strathspeys, hauntingly beautiful airs and sweet waltzes. Directed by internationally known Scottish fiddler, Jan Tappan, and frequently joined by world-renowned guest artists, the Scottish Fiddlers have become a Southland favorite.

Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas

For the past two decades, the two have toured and recorded together, creating delightful music such as this set of reels.

Alasdair Fraser has been one of greatest carriers of the Scottish fiddle-music tradition since the 1980s.  In addition to his decades of concerts and recordings, he has helped organize annual fiddle camps and courses in Scotland and California.

As a fiddler equally capable of playing haunting Gaelic airs and rumbustious dance tunes and improvising endless variations on traditional themes, Alasdair has worked in a variety of successful partnerships, including his duos with pianist Paul Machlis and guitarist Tony McManus and his acclaimed band Skyedance. He has also guested with The Chieftains, The Waterboys, Itzhak Perlman and Los Angeles Master Chorale, appeared on innumerable broadcasts including A Prairie Home Companion and CBS TV’s Kennedy Center Honors and performed on film soundtracks including The Last of the Mohicans and Titanic. His compositions have featured in works by the Richmond (Virginia) Ballet and Shiftworks Dance Ensemble and his commissions include Fettercairn Suite.

Julliard grad, Natalie Haas, is one of the most sought after cellists in traditional music today. She and Scottish fiddler Alasdair Fraser have toured as a duo for over twenty three years, wowing audiences at festivals and concerts worldwide with their unique sound. Natalie has also toured with Mark O’Connor as a member of his Appalachia Waltz Trio. As a studio musician, Natalie has been a guest artist on over 100 albums, including those of Cape Breton fiddler Natalie MacMaster, Irish greats Altan, Solas, and Liz Carroll, and Americana icon Dirk Powell.

On our Pasadena Folk Music Society website, the “Events” section always has information about upcoming concerts and links to purchase tickets.