Alisdair Fraser & San Francisco Scottish Fiddlers to Play Harris Center, 4/16

Alisdair Fraser & San Francisco Scottish Fiddlers to Play Harris Center, 4/16

Picture the Harris Center for the Arts stage filled with 50 fiddlers backed by piano, drums, cellos, guitars, harps and even a harmonica, projecting a sound lively as a dance band, as majestic as a symphony orchestra. Front this merry group of music-makers with Scottish master fiddler Alasdair Fraser, whose humor, passion and charismatic playing set the tone, and you'll have a rough idea what it's like to attend a concert with The San Francisco Scottish Fiddlers.

It's an evening packed with tunes, songs, and dances. The Anchorage Daily News raves ". . . this performance was a raucous, extemporaneous sampling of authentic music from the highlands and islands of Scotland." This group has been known to create such a two-way sense of fun and joy between musicians and audience that people spontaneously get out of their seats and dance in the aisles whether or not they know the steps to the jigs and reels pouring forth from the stage.

Alasdair Fraser and the San Francisco Scottish Fiddlers will perform on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 7:30 pm. Tickets are priced at $19-$29; Premium $39; Students/Children 12 and under $12. Tickets are available online at or from Harris Center Ticket Office at 916-608-6888 from 10 am to 6 pm, Monday through Saturday, and two hours before show time. Parking is included in the price of the ticket. Harris Center is located on the west side of Folsom Lake College campus in Folsom, CA, facing East Bidwell Street.

Founded in 1986 by Alasdair and friends, the group has grown to over 200 members from all over Northern California, the US and beyond. Varying widely in age and backgrounds, the fiddlers are drawn together by their love of Celtic traditional music. Prized in the group is the ability to play by ear, to feel the music deep in one's soul, and be enough in the moment to follow spontaneous changes of direction during performances.

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