October 23, 2001


Alasdair Fraser Featured in Fanfare Magazine

Alasdair shares some keen insights on traditional fiddle music, its place in the violin world, and his musical journey in the Sept/October issue of Fanfare Magazine, "the magazine for serious record collectors." Fraser was interviewed by Robert Maxham for his article "Fiddler Alasdair Fraser- Ancient Voices, Crystal Truths".

Maxham also reviews the CD Legacy of the Scottish Fiddle, Volume One, by Alasdair Fraser & Paul Machlis: ". . . few fiddlers share Fraser¹s versatility...he fords stylistic universes with ease and aplomb. The collection is all the more appealing for Culburnie¹s warm sonic ambiance and vivid presence. My very strong recommendation."

European critical acclaim for Legacy of the Scottish Fiddle, Volume One:

"...utterly spellbinding. Legacy of the Scottish Fiddle is a truly gorgeous album that justifiably falls into the mandatory purchase category." - Bob Walton, FRoots, UK

"...this is truly a beautiful album and shows these tunes off at their very best...a must for all interested in Scottish music, quite stunning." - Jed Mugford, Fiddle On, UK

"This is a great album for fiddlers, but the sheer quality takes it out of a purely folk catalogue and beyond. Sheer class!" - Chris Mills, Shire Folk, UK

"...a beautiful album from the impressive duo Alasdair Fraser & Paul Machlis." - Girt-Ove Fridlund, All Europe Press Quest99, Sweden

Alasdair Fraser's Schedule

Many of you have requested information on performances and fiddle courses next year; here's a current long-range look at Alasdair's engagements.

in Scotland:

October 27, 2001 Edinburgh, Greentrax 15th Anniversary concert, 01875 814 155

Alasdair celebrates Culburnie's new relationship with Greentrax, one of Scotland's most respected labels, in a grand concert at Queen's Hall. Culburnie releases are now available outside North America & Australasia from Greentrax,.

January 16-February 1, 2002 Glasgow Celtic Connections
January 16 Alasdair Fraser solos in a commissioned orchestral piece by William Jackson.

January 21-26 Alasdair Fraser leads his 2nd annual School of Scottish Fiddle and Dance 0141 287 5511

February 1 Debut of Mark Sheridan's "The Curve of the Earth" concerto written for Alasdair Fraser, at Glasgow Cathedral

July 29-August 3, 2002 - Isle Of Skye, SCOTLAND Sabhal Mor Ostaig, Fiddle Course, 01471 844 373

in the US

November 2 - Queens, NY, St Mark's Episcopal Church, concert with Muriel Johnstone, 212-744-1470

November 3 - New York, NY, Jeannie Carmichael Ball, with Muriel Johnstone 914-273-4197

November 10-11 - Auburn, CA, Gold Country Fairgrounds, Fire On The Mountain Festival, 209-533-3473

November 23-25 - Sonora, CA, Mother Lode Fairgrounds, Fire On The Mountain Festival, 209-533-3473

December 5 - Grass Valley, CA, Center for the Arts, concert with Kevin Burke, 530-274-8384

March 1-2 Plantation , FL, Southeast Florida Scottish Festival and Games, 954-472-3688

March 3-10 - Western Caribbean Ceilidh Cruise, with Alex Beaton & Eric Rigler, 888-702-4727

March 22-23 - Sumter, SC, Scottish Country Fair, 803-775-0908

April 12 - Oakland, CA, Scottish Rite Center, with the San Francisco Scottish Fiddlers

April 13 - Santa Rosa, with the San Francisco Scottish Fiddlers

April 14 - San Francisco, CA, Herbst Theater, with the San Francisco Scottish Fiddlers

April 26-28 Woodland, CA, Sacramento Valley Scottish Games & Gathering, Concert & Scottish Festival, 916-557-0764

May 25-26 - Costa Mesa, CA, United Scottish Society Costa Mesa Games, Scottish Festival, 310-370-9887

June 8-9- Arlington, TX, Texas Scottish Festival & Highland Games, 817-654-2293

July 5 - West Jefferson, NC, Christmas in July, 336-246-5855

July 6 - Asheville, NC, Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, with Natalie Haas, 828-298-7928

July 15-21 - Grass Valley, CA, California World Music Festival , workshops & performances, 530-891-4081

August 16 - Redlands, CA, Redlands Bowl, with Natalie Haas, 909-793-7316

August 22 - Berkeley, CA, Celtic Fiddle Summit, 510-548-1761

August 23-31 - Boulder Creek, CA, Valley of the Moon Scottish Fiddling School, 415-566-4355


Skyedance Live Concert CD available soon!

Our new CD release featuring the band Skyedance, along with special guest artists in concert in Spain, will soon be available for ordering. Watch the Culburnie website for current information. "This album is dedicated to the spirit of intercultural collaboration!" says Alasdair Fraser.

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