Alasdair Fraser

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Alasdair Fraser
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Alasdair Fraser
Background information
Born(1955-05-14) 14 May 1955 (age 59)
OriginClackmannan, Scotland
GenresScottish fiddle
InstrumentsFiddle
LabelsCulburnie
Associated actsSkyedance
Websitewww.alasdairfraser.com
 
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For the former Director of Public Prosecutions for Northern Ireland, see Alasdair Fraser (lawyer).
Alasdair Fraser
Alasdair Fraser.jpg
Alasdair Fraser
Background information
Born(1955-05-14) 14 May 1955 (age 59)
OriginClackmannan, Scotland
GenresScottish fiddle
InstrumentsFiddle
LabelsCulburnie
Associated actsSkyedance
Websitewww.alasdairfraser.com

Alasdair Fraser (born 14 May 1955, Clackmannan, Scotland) is a Scottish fiddler.

Fraser operates Culburnie Records, and is a leading artist on the label. He has founded three summer fiddling programs: the Valley of the Moon fiddle camp in California (begun in 1984), a week-long course on the Isle of Skye (begun in 1987) and the more recent Sierra Fiddle Camp in California (begun in 2006).[1] Adept in various Scottish idioms, in recent years, with cellist Natalie Haas, he has helped reconstruct and revive the Scottish tradition of playing dance music on violin and cello ("wee fiddle" and "big fiddle").[2][3] Fraser lives in northern California with his wife and two sons.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Shrader, Erin (2007). "The philosopher fiddler: as an educator, Scottish fiddler Alasdair Fraser has built as living legacy of talented, enthusiastic students". Strings 21 (7): 51–54. 
  2. ^ Weir, Rob (2005). "Outside in with Alasdair Fraser". Sing Out! (includes a discography) 49 (1): 24–27. 
  3. ^ Maxham, R. E. (2001). "Alasdair Fraser: Ancientvoices, crystal truths". Fanfare 25: 76–86. 
  4. ^ Michael Simmons. "Alasdair Fraser: Scotland's Ambassador of Fiddling", Fiddler Magazine (Fall 2002), online issue

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