San Francisco Scottish Fiddlers

w/ Alasdair Fraser

Friday, April 18, 2014, 8:00 pm
(doors open at 7:00 pm)

28th annual spring concert

$25 advance / $27 door - SOLD OUT

April 18 8:00 pm

San Francisco Scottish Fiddlers w/ Alasdair FraiserWe are sold out of advance tickets for this show. There may be some limited standing room only tickets available once the show starts at 8:00 pm for $27.

Welcome, fans of traditional fiddling! With renowned fiddler Alasdair Fraser at the helm, the San Francisco Scottish Fiddlers (SFSF) fill our hall (literally!) with beautiful music from the rich and enduring Scottish musical tradition. This special performance showcases 115 members of SFSF and special guests playing contemporary pieces and ancient tunes passed down from the Highlands, Western Isles, Shetland, and Canada’s Cape Breton Island.
The San Francisco Scottish Fiddlers is a volunteer-run organization formed in 1986 under the nonprofit sponsorship of the Scottish Fiddlers of California. Members meet each month to learn and play traditional Scottish fiddle music, united by a strong sense of community and a common delight in sharing the music they love. This year in its 28th incarnation, the spring concert is one of SFSF’s most treasured annual traditions.
Alasdair, the director of SFSF, is one of Scotland’s leading tradition-bearers, and in 2011 he was inducted into the Scottish Traditional Music Hall of Fame for his efforts to share the music of Scotland through his performances, recordings, and teaching. 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.

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