July 10, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Alasdair Fraser is a pillar of the Scottish fiddle music tradition. His passionate playing, technical bravura, and understanding of music as something both age-old and new, is an inspiration to musicians and audiences in Europe and America.
Born in Clackmannan, Scotland, Alasdair started to take violin lessons at age eight. His father and his brother were both musicians and Scottish music was in the air at the Fraser home.
Inclined towards science as well as music at school, Alasdair went on to work as a petrophysicist with British Petroleum, a post that took him to California in 1981 and the realization four years later, while writing out a fiddle tune during office hours, that he was in the wrong job.
Alasdair shares his passion and skills through camps and clinics across the globe, from the Isle of Skye, to California, to Australia.
As a fiddler equally capable of playing haunting Gaelic airs and rumbustious dance tunes and improvising endless variations on traditional themes, Alasdair has played with The Chieftains, The Waterboys, Itzhak Perlman and Los Angeles Master Chorale, appeared on innumerable broadcasts including A Prairie Home Companion and CBS TV’s Kennedy Center Honors and performed on film soundtracks including The Last of the Mohicans and Titanic.
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