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Concerts in California

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Hi everyone,

I'm currently visiting California and giving a number of concerts and workshops. If anyone's in the LA area, I'm playing in Altadena TONIGHT! 8pm at the Coffee Gallery Backstage. I have a few things happening over the next week. You can get all the details at :-)

Woudl love to see some of you out and about! 

Happy fiddling!




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'Revered world wide...and a joy to listen to." The Scots Magazine, UK. Attending a Catherine Fraser concert is like being on an emotional rollercoaster. From the haunting, heart wrenching sounds of gaelic airs, to the exhuberant, footstomping rhythms of the wildest reels, you will find yourself in the centre of a unique musical experience. Who would have thought songs without words could be so powerfully emotive? "Catherine Fraser confirmed her reputation as one of the Southern Hemisphere's leading Scottish fiddlers." NZ Folk. Winner of the 2010 Golden Fiddle Award for Best Soloist in Australasia, Scots/Australian fiddler Catherine Fraser has gained a reputation as a world-class performer and teacher, and presents the music of her heritage with finesse, passion and sensitivity. Constantly in demand for concerts and workshops and acknowledged for her ability to combine a high level of technical skill with a rare depth of emotional expression, Catherine has gained the respect of audiences and students alike. She is the recipient of numerous awards and scholarships, including Open Fiddle Champion, Kirriemuir, Scotland 2005, and the South Australian Music Industry Award for Most Outstanding Contribution to Folk Music, 1996, 1997 As a duo with pianist Duncan Smith, she has given performances in Scotland, Canada, North America, New Zealand and of course around Australia. Catherine is the Director of the Southern Hemisphere International School of Scottish Fiddle, a week long camp held annually in New Zealand, dedicated to the promotion of Scottish fiddle music, and aimed at players of all ages and ability levels. For all the details visit With further invitations to perform in the USA, New Zealand, Japan and the UK in 2011 and beyond, Catherine continues to make new fans around the world. "..the rhythmic drive of her fiddling carries the performance." The Canberra Times. "An outstanding fiddler, Catherine has a rare grasp of Scottish dance music..and she has a knack of composing and interpreting slow airs. " The Living Tradition Magazine, UK.

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