Alasdair Fraser, Natalie Haas and Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh

Alasdair Fraser, Natalie Haas and Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh

Music Network presents Scotland’s Alasdair Fraser on fiddle, Californian cellist Natalie Haas and Donegal singer and fiddler Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh in an exploration of connections between traditional Scots, Irish and American Old Time music. Join them as they follow in the musical footsteps of tunes that have emigrated and found their way home once more.

Tour Dates

7 May Whelan's, Dublin
8 May St. John's Theatre & Arts Centre, Listowel
9 May Garter Lane Arts Centre, Waterford
10 May Ionad Cultúrtha, Baile Mhúirne
11 May Baltimore Fiddle Fair
13 May Station House Theatre, Clifden
14 May Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar
15 May The Dock, Carrick-On-Shannon
16 May Hawk's Well Theatre, Sligo
17 May Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny
18 May Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge

"The musical chemistry between Scottish fiddle legend Alasdair Fraser and young cello ace Natalie Haas is a rare, felicitous thing."

- Boston Herald

The remote Hebridean isle of Iona is a unique place, sitting at the crossroads of Irish and Scottish culture and at the same time a sending place for monks and travellers sailing west to the New World. It’s the inspiration for Scots fiddler Alasdair Fraser, Californian cellist Natalie Haas and Donegal native Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh as they explore the connections between traditional Irish, Scottish and Old Time American music, following in the musical footsteps of tunes that have emigrated and found their way home once more. 

The result: all the raw beauty and energy you’d expect from a community on the edge of the known world, as Haas returns the cello to its historical role at the rhythmic heart of Scottish dance music. It’s a dream collaboration for Fraser, long regarded as one of Scotland’s premier fiddlers and a proud ambassador for Gaelic culture and traditions. He and Haas have been creating a buzz at festivals and concert halls across Europe and America, and for this tour they are performing for the first time with the inestimable Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh. One of the foremost singers in the Irish language and co-founder of trad legends Altan, Mairéad will revisit the themes of 'Edge’ and ‘Threshold’ explored on her first solo album  ‘Imeall’, together with Haas and Fraser.

 

Alasdair Fraser (fiddle)
Natalie Haas (cello)
Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh (fiddle, voice)

7 May Whelan's, Dublin
Dublin
8:30 pm 01 4750224 or www.musicnetwork.ie Music Network
8 May St. John's Theatre & Arts Centre, Listowel
Listowel
8:00 pm 068 22566 St. John's Theatre & Arts Centre
9 May Garter Lane Arts Centre, Waterford
Waterford
8:00 pm 051 855038 or www.garterlane.ie Garter Lane Arts Centre
10 May Ionad Cultúrtha, Baile Mhúirne
Baile Mhúirne
8:30 pm 026 45733 Ionad Cultúrtha
11 May Baltimore Fiddle Fair
Baltimore
9:00 pm Please note: this is not a Music Network event
13 May Station House Theatre, Clifden
Clifden
8:00 pm 095 21699 (information only) Clifden Arts Scoiety
14 May Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar
Castlebar
8:00 pm 094 9023733 or www.thelinenhall.com Linenhall Arts Centre
15 May The Dock, Carrick-On-Shannon
Carrick-On-Shannon
8:30 pm 071 9650828 or www.thedock.ie The Dock
16 May Hawk's Well Theatre, Sligo
Sligo
8:00 pm 071 9161518 or www.hawkswell.com Hawkswell Theatre
17 May Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny
Letterkenny
8:00 pm 074 9120777 (An Grianán) or www.angrianan.com Regional Cultural Centre
18 May Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge
Newbridge
8:00 pm 045 448327 or www.riverbank.ie Riverbank Arts Centre

Alasdair Fraser plays "Grand Etang / Hull's Reel" with Natalie Haas on cello


"The musical chemistry between Scottish fiddle legend Alasdair Fraser and young cello ace Natalie Haas is a rare, felicitous thing."

- Boston Herald

"Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh’s beautiful airs had us begging for more. Every corner seemed to echo with her voice long after the music had stopped."

- Dublin Evening Press