Fiddle star Alasdair Fraser together with cello virtuoso Natalie Hass will be stopping off on their Scottish summer tour to play a recital in Dundee’s Wighton Heritage Centre, upstairs in the Central Library, Wellgate, DD1 1DB.

The duo will perform a lunchtime recital on Wednesday 1st August at 1pm, followed at 2.15pm by a masterclass.

The recital is a great chance to hear scottish fiddle music with cello accompaniment, as it was usually played in the 18th century. The Wighton collection holds hundreds of Scottish music books from the 17th, 18th and 19th century, many of them written for fiddle and cello, but the music is hardly ever played like that nowadays.

But this is not stuffy antiquarianism – Natalie’s cello provides driving bass rythyms perfectly complementing Alasdair’s high-powered fiddle playing.

The masterclass afterwards is another unusual opportunity for traditional music fans, aspiring fiddlers, cellists and people who just enjoy going to watch clever people being taught things by even cleverer people. Open to the public, this is a rare chance to watch while Alasdair and Natalie, acknowledged experts in their fields, explain some of the secrets of their trade to local up-and-coming fiddle and cello players. It will be held in the Library’s Steps Theater, so there is no shortage of space for an interested audience.

Tickets are selling out fast. The cost is £5 (£4 concessions and Friends) for the recital and also £5 (£4 concessions and friends) for the masterclass. Contact secretary@friendsofwighton.com or 01334 474263 for tickets and further information.

Friends of Wighton: http://www.friendsofwighton.com
Alasdair Fraser: http://www.alasdairfraser.com
Natalie Haas: http://www.nataliehaas.com

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