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Event Archive - Alasdair Fraser, Natalie Haas, Coastline

Sat. April 16th 2016 Dave Dunnet Community Theatre (Oak Bay High School) (All Ages)
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM doors at 7:00 PM
Tickets at: Long & McQuade - Victoria, Larsen School Of Music, Ivy's Bookshop,
Presented by: GO-Artist
Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas with Special Guests, Coastline

We are extremely happy to have the amazing duo Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas return to Victoria. We cannot get enough of this master Scottish fiddler and his uber talented cellist sidekick. Alasdair is a presence who makes everyone in the room feel great. A toe tapping night of fiddle music and Scottish story telling. This is community and fiddle music at its best when these two are in town. They sell out everytime ... !

Continuing their adventures through Scottish music and beyond, fiddler Alasdair Fraser and cellist Natalie Haas joyously reinvent their instruments’ classic Caledonian partnership for the 21st century, with their 2014 album Abundance expanding their reach to take in Americana, gypsy-jazz and African elements.

The musical partnership between Alasdair Fraser, long regarded as Scotland's premier fiddle ambassador, and the sizzlingly-talented young California cellist Natalie Haas may not seem an obvious one. Fraser, acclaimed by the San Francisco Examiner as "the Michael Jordan of Scottish fiddling," has a concert and recording career spanning 30 years, with a long list of awards, accolades, television credits, and feature performances on top movie soundtracks (Last of the Mohicans, Titanic).

The duo have recorded four albums, Abundance, Highlander's Farewell, In the Moment and their debut CD, Fire and Grace all on Fraser's own Culburnie Records label. The CD's display the duo's dazzling teamwork, driving, dancing rhythms, and their shared passion for improvising on the melody and the groove of Scottish tunes.

" 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 Scotland winter."
... Boston Globe

"Haas is the percussive power to Fraser's fiddle fireworks, providing syncopated, bowed underpinnings to his melodies and solos."
... The Patriot News;

Coastline: Coastline is a string ensemble comprised of 17 of BC's top young musicians ranging in age from 13 to 21, coached and mentored by internationally acclaimed fiddler, Ivonne Hernandez. The group of talented teens play a diverse and exciting repertoire. With intricate arrangements of
traditional, original, and contemporary fiddle tunes from around the world.

With a keen desire to perform, share their music and travel, Coastline has had a busy couple of years. They released their debut self titled album to rave reviews, were chosen to represent Canada at the Aberdeen International Youth Festival in Scotland in July 2015, and received two nominations for their album at the 2015 Canadian Folk Music Awards, This year will continue to be an exciting and busy one for this team of young musicians, as they head into the studio again to record their 2nd album, perform gigs around the West Coast and plan their next big tour!

Doors 7:00 pm; Concert 7:30 pm

Advance / Student / Senior & VFS Member $22; Door $27

Available at: Long & McQuade, Larsen School of Music,
Ivy's Bookshop and online at

For More Info.: 250.415.3898


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