BCM Workshop 2-4pm ET

Hosted by BCM FEST

Finding your voice: Learn how to speak on your instrument in an idiomatic way using vernacular dialects to explore regional styles from Scotland and beyond. Using dance rhythms found in traditional and non-traditional music, we explore the possibilities of different approaches to rhythm on bowed stringed instruments. Learn how to make your tune come alive by becoming a better dance fiddler, and also how to be a part of the rhythm section and contribute to the group as a more well-rounded ensemble musician. We will then develop an arrangement incorporating melody, rhythm, harmony, ‘horn’ parts, counterpoint, improvisation and more.

Livestream CONCERT 7pm MST

Hosted by Music in Corrales, NM

Perennial favorites Scottish master fiddler Alasdair Fraser and American cellist Natalie Haas return to Music in Corrales for the fifth time. The duo’s dazzling teamwork, driving rhythms, and a passion for improvising on the melody and the groove of Scottish tunes has helped reconstruct and revive the Scottish tradition of playing dance music on violin and cello. Fraser and Haas have toured internationally for over twenty years, wowing audiences at festivals and concerts worldwide. In addition to performing, they both have motivated generations of string players through their teaching at fiddle camps across the globe. This event features a live question and answer session with Alasdair and Natalie on January 23 right after the 7:00pm MT concert ends (approximately 8:15pm). Tickets will be available January 4, 2021

Alasdair & Cameron Fraser with the San Francisco Scottish Fiddlers

Alasdair & Cameron Fraser with the San Francisco Scottish Fiddlers