Freight Fiddle Summit
Thursday, August 21, 2014, 8:00 pm (doors open one hour before show time)

w/ Alasdair Fraser, Jeremy Kittel, Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh, Natalie Haas, Cali McKasson, Nic Gareiss, Clay Ross

$28 advance / $30 door

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August 21 8:00 pm

Alasdair Fraser & Natalie HaasJoin us for a rousing evening of fiddle magic steeped in talent and tradition: the 26th annual Freight Fiddle Summit. You’ll be in excellent company with host Alasdair Fraser & cellist Natalie Haas, the brilliant violinist Jeremy Kittel, Dublin fiddler Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh, award-winning pianist and harpist Cali McKasson, dancer extraordinaire Nic Gareiss, and guitarist Clay Ross of Matuto fame.
Scots Magazine has called Alasdair “one of the finest fiddle players Scotland has ever produced; his name is synonymous with the vibrant cultural renaissance transforming the Scottish musical scene.” His richly expressive playing transports listeners across a broad musical landscape including haunting laments drawn from the Gaelic tradition, classically styled airs, and raucous dance tunes, all delivered with sincerity, flawless virtuosity, and the sweetest of sounds.
Jeremy has earned a reputation as one of the most exceptional violinists and fiddlers of his generation. Working as a soloist, a member of the Grammy-winning Turtle Island String Quartet, and in collaboration with such artists as Bela Fleck, Paquito D’Rivera, Mark O’Connor, and My Morning Jacket, Jeremy has developed a mastery of Scottish and Irish fiddle, bluegrass, classical music, and jazz, as well as a unique compositional voice and an exhilarating stage presence.
Caoimhín plays traditional and contemporary folk music on Hardanger d'Amore and other fiddles in duos with dynamic Kerry accordion player Brendan Begley and Dublin uilleann piper Mick O'Brien, in a trio with Martin Hayes and Peadar Ó Riada, and in the groups The Gloaming and This Is How We Fly. His original compositions explore the territory where tradition ends and something entirely new begins.
Natalie, a Juilliard graduate, is one of the most sought-after cellists playing traditional music today. She’s toured with Mark O'Connor as a member of his Appalachia Waltz Trio and played as a guest artist on over 50 albums, including those of Irish super-group Solas.
Alasdair and Natalie have recorded four scintillating albums together, including this year's Abundance.
Cali MacKasson is an award-winning pianist and harpist who studied with Cape Breton pianist Barbara MacDonald Magone and has played with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the New World Symphony Orchestra, and the Tacoma Symphony.
Michigan native Nic Gareiss is, according to the Irish Times, “the human epitome of the unbearable lightness of being,” and “more fleet of foot than an Olympian sprinter and more buoyant than a helium-filled balloon” – his “freeform flight is inevitable.” Which is to say, he dances!
Clay is a guitarist, vocalist, composer, and songwriter, steeped in bluegrass and blues, folk and jazz, pop and funk. He traveled to northeastern Brazil on a Fulbright and immersed himself in the local music, eventually putting together the band Matuto. The Wall Street Journal calls Clay “very deft . . . with a rich vocabulary of folk, blues, and jazz at his disposal.”

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