Juilliard grad Natalie Haas is one of the most sought after cellists in traditional music today. She and Scottish fiddler Alasdair Fraser have toured as a duo for twenty years, wowing audiences at festivals and concerts worldwide with their unique sound. Natalie has also toured with Mark O'Connor as a member of his Appalachia Waltz Trio. As a studio musician, Natalie has been a guest artist on over 50 albums, including those of Cape Breton fiddler Natalie MacMaster, Irish greats Altan, Solas, and Liz Carroll, and Americana icon Dirk Powell. She is an associate professor at the Berklee College of Music in Boston.
It's that time of year...the holidays are upon us, which means Christmas Celtic Sojourn is in full swing! I feel very lucky to be seated on stage between two of my absolute favorite musicians, Olav Johansson and Liz Carroll. Then, in the new year, Alasdair and I will be recording a new album of all original tunes! Will keep you posted on the release date soon.
Will be touring with Alasdair all through the spring in the US, Scotland, and Spain, and also doing a few special projects...joining Blanca Altable & Chuchi Cuadrado for their ten year anniversary in Spain in February, along with master flutist Jaime Muñoz of La Musgaña. My first fiddle camp of the year will be a new one for me, ROD in Denmark this coming April. At the end of April, I'm excited to announce that I have been asked to lead the traditional cello portion of the Galway cello festival Cellissimo! in Ireland. Will be joined there by some very special guests, Ciaran O'Mhonaigh and Caitlin NicGabhann, plus a few Irish cello buddies. May brings about the annual return of DuoDuo in the Northeast, and then it's FIDDLE CAMP TIME again! Hope to see you somewhere on the road!
All the best, Natalie