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Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas

Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas

Be Our Guest!
Join Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas when they return to Whidbey Island, Jan. 16-18, 2015, for a series of workshops and a concert finale.

Fraser, consummate Scottish fiddler and artist, with a deep understanding of Scotland’s music, will lead fiddlers, cellists, and guitarists in learning a handful of new tunes.

Natalie Haas on cello, will get these great tunes on their feet and dancing with rhythmic groove and great harmonic support.

Breakout classes for beginning fiddlers are taught by Calum MacKinnon, music director of NW Scottish Fiddlers.

You’ll also enjoy Whidbey Island’s natural beauty, and the charm of Ft. Casey.

Click Workshop and Concert – registration and fees for details. Check out At a Glance, and the Daily Happenings below or visit the FAQs Page the for more details.

At a Glance…….

Hi energy class with the younger crowd!

20014 Workshop concert finale – cellos literally take the stage!

Who and What:
Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas Scottish Fiddle and Cello Workshop


Friday, January 16, through Sunday, January 18, 2015

Camp Casey, Coupeville, WA http://spu.edu/depts/casey

1-12-2013 3-45-09 PM

Basic costs:
Registration & Workshop Fee: $175 (NWSF members: $150)
Basic Meals and Lodging: $155
Memories: Priceless!

Concert ticket:
If you are a participant, your badge IS your concert pass!

To Register:
Got to our Registration page!

For more information:
Read Frequently Asked Questions here.>

Applicants must be prepared for fun!


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A True Friend and Long-time Supporter of NWSF – Donna Varnau

We say goodbye to our dear friend in the Scottish Fiddle community, Donna Varnau. Her health rapidly declined shortly after she hosted the our April session at her home. Her passing on May 7 came as a dramatic shock. She kept herself in immaculate health, but it was no match for pancreatic cancer- which was discovered all too late.  She was 77 when she “passed to the other shore”, according to her obituary in the Edmonds Beacon. To learn more about this vibrant woman we lost far too early, click here.

Donna no doubt holds the record for hosting the most NWSF meetings, sessions and other events. Her warm and welcoming smile made you feel truly at home for any occasion she hosted. She was incredibly gracious, as well as spirited, witty, full of spunk, and at the same time, so insightful.

Those of us who have had the pleasure to know her throughout the years, will cherish this dear friend, and sorely miss her. Plans at this time include returning to Donna’s home for sessions from time to time, as her husband David enjoyed our tune playing while he worked on his sculpting in his studio.  We will also name our current scholarship fund in Donna’s memory.

You might also enjoy the tune, Donna Varnau’s Jig, written by Calum MacKinnon. It reflects Donna’s personality in so many ways!

Donna, may your golden fiddle play to your heart’s content, and may you never have to tune it, rosin your bow, or even put it away, so it’s always ready to play, like you were.


  1. May 14th Session CANCELLED at Third Place Commons Stage! Leave a reply
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