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Alasdair Fraser and the San Francisco Scottish Fiddlers Perform at Harris Center

04/17/2015 09:02PM ● Published by Brenna McGowan

Picture the Harris Center for the Arts stage filled with 50 fiddlers backed by piano, drums, cellos, guitars, harps and even a harmonica, projecting a sound as lively as a dance band and as majestic as a symphony orchestra.

Front this merry group of music-makers with Scottish master fiddler Alasdair Fraser, whose humor, passion and charismatic playing set the tone, and you’ll have a rough idea what it’s like to attend a concert with The San Francisco Scottish Fiddlers.

It’s an evening packed with tunes, songs, and dances. The Anchorage Daily News raves “. . . this performance was a raucous, extemporaneous sampling of authentic music from the highlands and islands of Scotland.” 

This group has been known to create such a two-way sense of fun and joy between musicians and audience that people spontaneously get out of their seats and dance in the aisles whether or not they know the steps to the jigs and reels pouring forth from the stage.

Alasdair Fraser and the San Francisco Scottish Fiddlers will perform on Friday, April 24, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are priced at $19-$29; Premium $39; students with ID and children 12 and Under $12.

Tickets are available online at or from Harris Center Ticket Office at 916-608-6888 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and two hours before show time. Parking is included in the price of the ticket. Harris Center is located on the west side of Folsom Lake College campus in Folsom, facing East Bidwell Street.

Post information and picture courtesy of Harris Center for the Arts.

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