PLACE: First Baptist Church, 190 Main St. / Brattleboro
Cost: $15 in advance / $18 at the door.
Tickets available on line at
www.brattleborotix.com and at the following locations:
World Eye Books, 156 Main St., Greenfield
Everyone’s Books, 23 Elliot St. in Brattleboro
The Toadstool,Colony Mill in Keene
SCOTS MAGAZINE says that “Alasdair Fraser is recognized throughout the world as one of the finest fiddle players Scotland has ever produced. (His) name is synonymous with the vibrant cultural renaissance which is transforming the Scottish musical scene.”
Alasdair has “fire in his soul and a twinkle in his eye” (Aberdeen Press & Journal), a great expressive and technical range, and a deep knowledge of Scottish musical traditions. His repertoire spans several centuries of Scottish music and includes his own compositions, which blend a profound understanding of his roots with cutting-edge musical explorations. He weaves through his performances a warm and witty narrative, drawing from a deep well of stories and lore surrounding Scotland’s musical heritage.
Natalie, a graduate of Juilliard, is a major force on the cello, and has the technical skill, passion and imagination to match what Alasdair throws at her. Their voices mingle and weave and dance with each other. For years Alasdair has been searching for a cellist who can help him create a sound that was common in Scotland’s dance halls, where the cello was an accompanying and rhythmic instrument.
An awesome duo. concert is an opportunity to hear them in a lovely setting, up close if you arrive early enough, in a hall that feels intimate. Bring your friends and bring some children!