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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

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

 
Where:
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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Troy MacGillivray – Last Workshop for the Year!

That’s right!! Sunday, June 20th will be our last free workshop for the  ’20-21 fiddle year!  Be sure to join us for some Cape Breton fiddling at 2 PM Pacific Time.

Troy grew up in Lanark, Nova Scotia, and by the time he was 13, he began teaching piano.  He has a BA with a major in music from St. Francis Xavier University, and that’s just the beginning.

He’s recorded several albums/CDs, including a solo album, a live recording CD, and more.  One of his more recent efforts was a collaboration with Canadian and US National Fiddle Champion Shane Cook, and features both fiddlers at the top of their game.

Troy usually makes many appearances in Washington each year, as he’s often teaching Cape Breton fiddling at Centrum’s annual Fiddle Tunes in July, and he regularly teaches at the annual Winter School, organized by the Celtic Arts Foundation of Mt. Vernon.  This year he’ll be an instructor at Alasdair Fraser’s annual Valley of the Moon fiddle camp, in late August.

A few videos worth checking out include Troy at Celtic Colors in 2010. First he plays piano, then starts fiddling just after 5 minutes into the video. Another one video from 2018 captures Troy playing with Scotty Leach and Dawn Beaton at Doug Plummer’s house concert in Seattle.

This workshop, like all of our workshops this year, is a part of our effort to support musicians, who have had most of their work and livelihood taken away during the pandemic.  We’ll provide a tip jar for Troy for those able to do so. Tips are greatly appreciated when possible.

See you there!

 

 

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