When: Sunday, June 7th 2015, Start Time: 20:00
The incomparable Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas in Concert at the Stables.
Alasdair Fraser is in great demand as a concert artist, and teacher throughout his native Scotland and internationally. He excels in expressing the beauty and energy of traditional Scottish fiddling and in creating exciting new music that remains true to that tradition. A focus of Alasdair's teaching is to encourage people young and old; experienced and beginning - to find their own voice in traditional music; to explore their potential in a supportive and non-competitive environment and to use the power of music and dance to create and enhance community. He is the founder of many highly successful and influential fiddle and dance schools - the Valley of the Moon Scottish Fiddle School and the Alasdair Fraser Fiddle Course on the Isle of Skye have been flagship events since the mid 80's. More recently, due to high demand, he has added the Sierra Fiddle Camp (founded 2006) in California and Crisol de Cuerda (Crucible of Strings) in Spain (founded 2008).
Natalie Haas, is a graduate of the Juilliard School of Music and was just 11 when she first attended Fraser’s Valley of the Moon Scottish Fiddling School in California. She responded to Fraser’s challenge to find and release the cello’s rhythmic soul, and four years later, when Natalie was just 15, Fraser and Haas played their first gig together. Now regularly performing and teaching with Alasdair and creating a buzz at festivals and in concert halls throughout Europe and North America, Natalie is in the vanguard of young cellists who are re-defining the role of the cello in traditional music. “Cellists are coming out of the woodwork to study with Natalie, to learn how she creates a groove and a whole chunky rhythm section,” says Fraser. “It’s inspiring to hear the cello unleashed from its orchestral shackles!”
Tickets for this concert are £12 and available from Cromarty Arts Trust by email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone the office to book 01381 600354