November 20, 2001


We've added some fine CD's to the Culburnie Records website. They include recent albums by the fresh talents of two long-time fiddling friends, Hanneke Cassel and Lissa Schneckenburger, and a couple of compilations featuring Alasdair Fraser performances not available on other recordings. For details, and to order securely online, go to

Scottish Fiddle Rally - Concert Highlights, 1985-1995 Masters of Scottish & Cape Breton Fiddling
Live recordings from the Boston Scottish Fiddle Club's annual rallies, capturing performances by top Scottish and Cape Breton fiddle masters such as Alasdair Fraser, Aly Bain, Buddy MacMaster, Natalie MacMaster, and Jerry Holland, along with medleys from the Boston Scottish Fiddle Club orchestra. (CD only)

San Francisco Scottish Fiddlers On Tour and San Francisco Scottish Fiddlers In Concert
These two live concert albums convey some of the spectacular energy and joy of fiddling experienced at the annual concerts by the San Francisco Scottish Fiddlers, directed by Alasdair Fraser. Featuring solos by Alasdair, small ensemble sets, and lovely airs & rambunctious medleys played by the 60-member orchestra. (CD & tape)

The Wilderness Collection Various Artists
Includes Alasdair Fraser's deeply moving Lament for Hetch Hetchy, a tribute to John Muir and his defense of Yosemite Valley's beautiful neighbor; the piece is performed on fiddle, harp and keyboards. This compilation features 15 other tracks from instrumental artists such as David Arkenstone, David Lanz, and Richard Souther. (CD only)

My Joy Hanneke Cassel 
Amazingly talented as a fiddler, composer and arranger, Hanneke Cassel has crafted a stunning debut album that displays her broad palette of fiddle styles--Scottish, jazz, Texas old-time and more. Featuring wistful, flowing waltzes, exciting reels and a fine supporting cast (including fiddler Laura Risk, who produced the album, guitarist Tony McManus, cellist Rushad Eggleston et al)
"...exuberant and rhythmic, somehow both wild and innocent, delivered with captivating melodic clarity and an irresistible playfulness." - The Boston Globe
"A great debut album by one of the most talented and fun-loving young fiddlers you could ever hope to meet! This is fiddle music played with great stylistic integrity and personal flair." - Alasdair Fraser
"tremendously expressive, beautifully executed, with a wonderful sense of line and dynamics." - Matt Glaser

Different Game Lissa Schneckenburger
Lissa's singing and fiddling are ably abetted by some of New England's best Celtic and contradance musicians on guitar, piano, bass, bodhran, and mandolin. The cd highlights Lissa's lively and poignant original songs and Celtic-inspired melodies.
"Lissa has the sound of Celtic fiddle in her hands, in her head, and in her heart." -- Darol Anger
"A knockout! Lissa's fiddling is artful, skillful, inventive and full of feeling." -- Jay Ungar
"Lissa blows out the cobwebs in no uncertain fashion" -- FRoots magazine


November 23-25 Sonora, California, Fire on the Mountain Crafts and Music Festival, 209-533-3473
December 5 Grass Valley, California, Center for the Arts, in concert with Irish fiddler Kevin Burke, 530-274-8384

January 16 Glasgow, Scotland, Celtic Connections, opening concert, 0141 287 5511
January 21-26 Glasgow, Scotland, Celtic Connections, Alasdair Fraser Fiddle School, 0141 287 5511
February 1 Glasgow, Scotland, Celtic Connections, Fiddle Concerto, 0141 287 5511
March 1-2 Plantation , Florida, Southeast Florida Scottish Games, 954/472-3688
March 3-10 Caribbean Ceilidh Cruise, with Alex Beaton & Eric Rigler, 888/702-4727 
March 22-23 Sumter, South Carolina, Scottish Country Fair, 803/775-0908
April 12 Oakland, California, Scottish Rite Center, with the San Francisco Scottish Fiddlers
April 13 Santa Rosa, California, Sonoma Country Day School, with the San Francisco Scottish Fiddlers
April 14 San Francisco, California, Herbst Theater, with the San Francisco Scottish Fiddlers
April 26-28 Woodland, California, Sacramento Valley Scottish Games, 916/557-0764
May 25-26 Costa Mesa, California, Scottish Festival, 310/370-9887
June 1-2 Arlington, Texas, Scottish Festival, 817/654-2293
July 5 West Jefferson, NC, Christmas in July, 336/246-5855
July 6 Asheville, NC, Dianna Wortham Theater, with Natalie Haas, 828/298-7928
July 15-21 Grass Valley, California, California World Music Festival, workshops & performances, 530/891-4081
July 29-August 3 Isle of Skye, Scotland, Sabhal Mor Ostaig, Fiddle Course, 01471 844 373
August 16 Redlands, California, Redlands Bowl, with Natalie Haas, 909/793-7316
August 22 Berkeley, California, Fiddle Summit, 510/548-1761
August 23-31 Boulder Creek, California, Valley of the Moon Scottish Fiddling School, 415/566-4355
September 13-15 Lincoln, New Hampshire, Highland Games, 800/358-7268

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