Alasdair Fraser, Natalie Haas
Mary Ann Kennedy introduces tracks from across the globe, and a studio session with Scots-American folk duo Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas.
Alasdair Fraser was born in Clackmannan, an ancient town in the heart of Scotland, and he is renowned as an accomplished fiddler, and a leading tradition-bearer of the styles of that area. Natalie Haas is a cellist, classically-trained at New York's Julliard School, who comes from California. The duo have just released their third album, 'Highlander's Farewell'. The critic of the Boston Globe has said of their partnership, "Their sound is as urbane as a Manhattan midnight, and as wild as a Clackmannan winter.".