Saturday Feb 21, 2009
229 Queen Emma Square
Honolulu, HI 96813
$25 General admission
$15 Children under 18
At the door :
$30 General admission
$20 Children under 18
Sunday Feb 22, 2009
University of Hawaii Lab School, Portable #2, Honolulu, HI (DIRECTIONS)
$30 General admission
Space is limited so please reserve in advance!!
- Recognized as one of the finest fiddle players Scotland has ever produced, Alasdair Fraser combines terrific stage presence, a deep understanding of centuries of Scottish tradition, and a sweet tone that makes the heartstrings resonate in sympathetic vibration when he lays on the Celtic melancholy. He's joined on stage by his newest collaborator, the young American cellist Natalie Haas, who first came to his attention when she was 11 and attended one of his Valley of the Moon Scottish fiddling camps. Hass's cello has both melodic and rhythmic roles in the duo, and according to Fraser that's nothing new in Scots music. "People may be familiar with the gorgeous, melodic cello sound," he has said, "but they're surprised to learn that the cello used to comprise the rhythm section in Scottish dance bands." Fraser and Haas have recorded two album, Fire & Grace and In the Moment.
the concert will include 30 minutes of entertainment (7:30-8:00) featuring local Scottish and Celtic performers including dancers and pipers.
Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas have inspired and encouraged countless aspiring and accomplished musicians. They will hold a special 3-hour workshop for all string players (fiddle, viola, cello and bass) based on the fiddle music of Scotland and beyond. Other instruments are also welcome. The goal is to explore playing traditional music in a group, with emphasis on arrangement ideas and the techniques that give traditional music its particular flavor. We will look at the elements of language and dance and how to put fiddle tunes together to form a medley or a larger piece of music. Teaching will be geared towards intermediate to advanced musicians but enthusiasts of all levels are welcome to attend. Beginners will be encouraged to participate at their current level of ability. Click here for directions to workshop