Vibrant young cellist Natalie Haas is one of the most sought after cellists in Celtic music today. She tours regularly with master Scottish fiddler Alasdair Fraser, has appeared on over 50 albums, and has also taught at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. A graduate of the Juilliard School, Natalie is currently based in Montreal.

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HAPPY 2014! Our new CD 'Abundance' is now available to order! You can purchase it online buy clicking on the 'Culburnie Records' logo on the store page.  Also, my first instructional DVD 'Grooves, Backups and Techniques for Celtic Cello' (with special guests Alasdair Fraser and Darol Anger) has just been released! Again, please visit the store page for the link to purchase it (available both in DVD format from Homespun Tapes and also as a direct digital download). Exciting new projects for this year include a tour of Ireland in May with myself & Alasdair and the inimitable Mairead Ni Mhonaigh of Altan, LOTS and LOTS of fiddle camps this summer, a Celtic Colours reunion with Darol Anger, Kimberley Fraser, and Brittany Haas in the fall, and more!

Hope to see you on the road!

-Natalie

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  • Dottie

    Dottie Augusta, WV

    Hi Natalie! We are having so much fun (and a lot of hard work for me) with your transcriptions. Is there any possible way to get the piano part for Miss Laura Risk? It would be the perfect piece (so elegant and nostalgic) for us to play at my mom's 90th birthday in early April. Let me know! Thanks for the inspiration!
    Hi Natalie! We are having so much fun (and a lot of hard work for me) with your transcriptions. Is there any possible way to get the piano part for Miss Laura Risk? It would be the perfect piece (so elegant and nostalgic) for us to play at my mom's 90th birthday in early April. Let me know! Thanks for the inspiration!
  • Karen May

    Karen May Seattle

    Hi, Natalie - I'm a very beginner fiddler and attended the fabulous workshop with you and Alasdair last weekend on Whidbey Island. One of the most extraordinary moments for me came when we practiced and performed Catriona MacDonald's "Show Me". Between the beauty of this piece and the first-time in my life experience of being part of a symphony of 75 fiddles and cello, I was deeply moved to tears. It truly felt like coming home. The sheer number of us on playing surely amplified the powerful effect it had on me. I was so affected by this experience that I sought to find "Show Me" online as soon as I got home. I found Catriona's release. Wonderful, of course, but I find your/Alasdair's arrangement of this piece to be brilliant. Stirring and evocative, your arrangement would make a phenomenal movie score. Do you have any plans to record it with Alasdair? Thank you for sharing your extraordinary talent and spirit, Natalie. I've gained a new appreciation for the cello as a direct result of your presence at the workshop. Your talent is exceptional and your approachable style and teaching is appreciated. Looking forward to attending another Alasdair/Natalie workshop, with an eye toward one this summer in California and perhaps Scotland in 2015.
    Hi, Natalie -

    I'm a very beginner fiddler and attended the fabulous workshop with you and Alasdair last weekend on Whidbey Island. One of the most extraordinary moments for me came when we practiced and performed Catriona MacDonald's "Show Me". Between the beauty of this piece and the first-time in my life experience of being part of a symphony of 75 fiddles and cello, I was deeply moved to tears. It truly felt like coming home. The sheer number of us on playing surely amplified the powerful effect it had on me.

    I was so affected by this experience that I sought to find "Show Me" online as soon as I got home. I found Catriona's release. Wonderful, of course, but I find your/Alasdair's arrangement of this piece to be brilliant. Stirring and evocative, your arrangement would make a phenomenal movie score. Do you have any plans to record it with Alasdair?

    Thank you for sharing your extraordinary talent and spirit, Natalie. I've gained a new appreciation for the cello as a direct result of your presence at the workshop. Your talent is exceptional and your approachable style and teaching is appreciated. Looking forward to attending another Alasdair/Natalie workshop, with an eye toward one this summer in California and perhaps Scotland in 2015.
  • Vitskaia

    Vitskaia Nevada City

    Natalie, can I get a private cello lesson from you when you are in town at the end of February? vitskaia@hotmail.com Thank you
    Natalie, can I get a private cello lesson from you when you are in town at the end of February?
    vitskaia@hotmail.com Thank you
  • Manjunath

    Manjunath Hong kong

    Hi Natalie, I just saw/listened to Dhanshri in youtube. i think, you were one of the performers, it was just superb!!! As a indian classical music lover, i was soell bound by the performance and vibrancy!! The original classical style looked dim...Its my feel when i saw the performance.
    Hi Natalie,
    I just saw/listened to Dhanshri in youtube. i think, you were one of the performers, it was just superb!!! As a indian classical music lover, i was soell bound by the performance and vibrancy!! The original classical style looked dim...Its my feel when i saw the performance.
  • Inge

    Inge Vancouver, BC, Canada

    Hi Nathalie, What an amazing instrument do you play and how!!!!!!!!!!! Just wonderful. What a beautiful performance in Vancouver today in the Rogue Folk Theater. I hope you once can feel the atmosphere of the Shetland Folk Festival and also in the new Theater of Lerwick and all those other amazing places you can perform there; just a wonderful time you can have there! Have a good tour and thanks for coming all the way to Vancouver, BC ! I loved it all, and will turn the new CD's, double grey. Thank you lots! Inge
    Hi Nathalie,

    What an amazing instrument do you play and how!!!!!!!!!!! Just wonderful. What a beautiful performance in Vancouver today in the Rogue Folk Theater.
    I hope you once can feel the atmosphere of the Shetland Folk Festival and also in the new Theater of Lerwick and all those other amazing places you can perform there; just a wonderful time you can have there!
    Have a good tour and thanks for coming all the way to Vancouver, BC !
    I loved it all, and will turn the new CD's, double grey.
    Thank you lots!

    Inge
  • Cate

    Cate Portland, OR

    We really enjoyed your performance tonight with Alastair Frasier at the Alberta Rose Theatre! You play beautifully!!
    We really enjoyed your performance tonight with Alastair Frasier at the Alberta Rose Theatre! You play beautifully!!
  •  tracey

    tracey winston-salem, nc

    Hi Natalie, i am just loving your new Accompaniment for Celtic Cello DVD. This is exactly what I've needed for a long time...a straight-forward organized approach to getting my groove on. Thanks so much for putting it out there for all of us! Worth its weight in gold.
    Hi Natalie, i am just loving your new Accompaniment for Celtic Cello DVD. This is exactly what I've needed for a long time...a straight-forward organized approach to getting my groove on. Thanks so much for putting it out there for all of us! Worth its weight in gold.
  • JJ Niehoff/Elijah Dobos (AKA Cello Freaks)

    JJ Niehoff/Elijah Dobos (AKA Cello Freaks)

    Hello! We attended your performance at The Ark in Ann Arbor this Sunday, and we were thoroughly impressed! We are cellists ourselves and love the art of chopping/cello percussion! We are a part of Chelsea House Orchestra (AKA CHO), that plays Celtic music! You should check us out on YouTube sometime! Thanks so much for the concert, we were very impressed and inspired! Have a wonderful day! -Cello Freaks
    Hello! We attended your performance at The Ark in Ann Arbor this Sunday, and we were thoroughly impressed! We are cellists ourselves and love the art of chopping/cello percussion! We are a part of Chelsea House Orchestra (AKA CHO), that plays Celtic music! You should check us out on YouTube sometime! Thanks so much for the concert, we were very impressed and inspired! Have a wonderful day!
    -Cello Freaks
  • Michael Lewis

    Michael Lewis West Lafayette, Indiana

    I was at your performance last night in Lafayette with Alasdair and I am still smiling, content and much moved. Your playing is simply a wonder, Natalie, and the two of you together are unrivaled as a duo in terms of your musicianship and dynamic sensibilities, the synergy between the two of you and your sheer presence. It it before sunrise and I am drinking coffee and listening to Highlander's Farewell. Yes. And yes. Many, many thanks and safe travels.
    I was at your performance last night in Lafayette with Alasdair and I am still smiling, content and much moved. Your playing is simply a wonder, Natalie, and the two of you together are unrivaled as a duo in terms of your musicianship and dynamic sensibilities, the synergy between the two of you and your sheer presence. It it before sunrise and I am drinking coffee and listening to Highlander's Farewell. Yes. And yes. Many, many thanks and safe travels.