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Folk Alliance Showcase 7:30-8:00 PM PT

Folk Unlocked

" … you would think they'd been playing together for centuries. While his fiddle dances, her cello throbs darkly or plucks puckishly. Then [Haas] opens her cello's throat, joining Fraser in soaring sustains, windswept refrains, and sudden, jazzy explosions. Their sound is as urbane as a Manhattan midnight, and as wild as a Clackmannan winter." (Boston Globe)

We take our Virtual SYZYGY Tour to California US. Co-sponsored by many of the fine venues who have worked hard over the years to support LIVE music. Support our affiliate sponsors by buying tickets through their websites or directly though the mandolin website. We are so happy to be working with: Strings Concerts-Grass Valley, Ferndale Music Company, Oak & Thorn/KZYX-Fort Bragg, Fiddlers Crossing-Tahachapi, St. Mary's By-The-Sea, Celtic Society of Monterey Bay, Freight & Salvage-Berkeley, San Diego Folk Heritage

Livestream CONCERT 7pm MST

Hosted by Music in Corrales, NM

Perennial favorites Scottish master fiddler Alasdair Fraser and American cellist Natalie Haas return to Music in Corrales for the fifth time. The duo’s dazzling teamwork, driving rhythms, and a passion for improvising on the melody and the groove of Scottish tunes has helped reconstruct and revive the Scottish tradition of playing dance music on violin and cello. Fraser and Haas have toured internationally for over twenty years, wowing audiences at festivals and concerts worldwide. In addition to performing, they both have motivated generations of string players through their teaching at fiddle camps across the globe. This event features a live question and answer session with Alasdair and Natalie on January 23 right after the 7:00pm MT concert ends (approximately 8:15pm). Tickets will be available January 4, 2021

BCM Workshop 2-4pm ET

Hosted by BCM FEST

Finding your voice: Learn how to speak on your instrument in an idiomatic way using vernacular dialects to explore regional styles from Scotland and beyond. Using dance rhythms found in traditional and non-traditional music, we explore the possibilities of different approaches to rhythm on bowed stringed instruments. Learn how to make your tune come alive by becoming a better dance fiddler, and also how to be a part of the rhythm section and contribute to the group as a more well-rounded ensemble musician. We will then develop an arrangement incorporating melody, rhythm, harmony, ‘horn’ parts, counterpoint, improvisation and more.


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Hosted by NW Scottish Fiddlers

***PLEASE NOTE: Registration deadline is January 14. Act now, or you might miss out! Prices: This year we’ll offer 3 ticket prices, to meet the varying financial needs of folks at this time. The ticket price includes all family members attending the workshop. What a deal!! No need to figure out meals, lodgings, and no deposit! No linens to rent! Woohoo!

$125 – Standard ticket price – This includes the entire workshop, sessions, special interviews, and the concert, for you and any family members.

$150 – Donor plus ticket – All the same features mentioned in the standard ticket price, but you include a $25 donation to NWSF to help us provide the workshop to those in need and unable to pay for a ticket. Thank you!

$100- Scholarship ticket – this is for individuals unable to afford the standard price, for any reason. All of the same features as the standard ticket! No application needed.

Concert ticket– included in the price of the tickets above. This concert will be for workshop participants only!

If you struggle paying for a ticket, write to Marcia Thumma.

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