Ports of Call

Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas

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This album is a mix of original compositions from us both combined with dance tunes from around the North Atlantic - leaving Scotland for a few forays into the fiddle music of Scandinavia, Spain, and France, hence the title, "Ports of Call"! For the most part, we returned to the tried and true duo format in the recording studio; however, we are joined briefly by two special guests, Brittany Haas and Dave Wiesler. We hope you enjoy this, our 5th CD together! - Alasdair & Natalie

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  • Lynda Legault

    Lynda Legault Brockville Ontario Canada

    Hi Alasdair, I’ve met you a few times at different venues and also at my father’s (Ferdinand more commonly known as Fred) home in the suburbs north of Montreal. Our fathers were cousins. I first met you in Shelburne, Ontario when you came to participate the Canadian Fiddle Championship. After nearly 40 years I picked up the violin again and will be attending the Skye Fiddle Camp. I look forward to seeing you again and learning more about Scottish Fiddle music.

    Hi Alasdair,
    I’ve met you a few times at different venues and also at my father’s (Ferdinand more commonly known as Fred) home in the suburbs north of Montreal. Our fathers were cousins. I first met you in Shelburne, Ontario when you came to participate the Canadian Fiddle Championship. After nearly 40 years I picked up the violin again and will be attending the Skye Fiddle Camp. I look forward to seeing you again and learning more about Scottish Fiddle music.

  • Charlene

    Charlene Saco, ME

    You were both great at Stone Mountain Arts Center Saturday night! Loved your music.

    You were both great at Stone Mountain Arts Center Saturday night! Loved your music.

  • Ellen

    Ellen Santa Barbara, CA

    Alasdair, What a pleasure to have met you yesterday at Pepperdine! You've brought me much joy over the years! Brought my friends and they all loved your concert. How do I get you and Natalie to play in Santa Barbara?

    Alasdair,
    What a pleasure to have met you yesterday at Pepperdine! You've brought me much joy over the years! Brought my friends and they all loved your concert. How do I get you and Natalie to play in Santa Barbara?

  • Chanah hall

    Chanah hall Glastonbury, UK

    Hiya again, Oops, I didn't realise I had to sign in first before sending a message so that my email is logged for you to reply to. I was the one who asked about good trad.Scottish folk sessions. We are going the first week of Dec. Any recommendations gratefully recieved! All the best Chanah

    Hiya again,
    Oops, I didn't realise I had to sign in first before sending a message so that my email is logged for you to reply to. I was the one who asked about good trad.Scottish folk sessions. We are going the first week of Dec. Any recommendations gratefully recieved!
    All the best Chanah

  • Chanah

    Chanah Glastonbury, UK

    Hello Alasdair, My Montanan friend and I are big fans of yours and have seen you in Eugene, Oregon. I'm back on my native soil, England, and he's coming to visit, specifically to seek out and play in trad. scottish folk sessions. Do you have any recommendations for the best pub sessions in Scotland? Or regions reknown for them? We are thinking to start in Glasgow and head up the west coast, but are open to any direction for a good session! Thanks so much, in advance, Chanah

    Hello Alasdair,
    My Montanan friend and I are big fans of yours and have seen you in Eugene, Oregon. I'm back on my native soil, England, and he's coming to visit, specifically to seek out and play in trad. scottish folk sessions. Do you have any recommendations for the best pub sessions in Scotland? Or regions reknown for them? We are thinking to start in Glasgow and head up the west coast, but are open to any direction for a good session! Thanks so much, in advance, Chanah

  • Carol Draper

    Carol Draper Nevada City CA

    Hi Alastair. I loved your music last night, but didn’t get a chance to meet you afterwards. I would love to talk to you about your visit to my father, Joseph Rashid, in Nevada City in 2007. It was arranged, I think, by The Union for an article about his violin making. There’s still a YouTube video. Will you be playing in the area again sometime soon?

    Hi Alastair. I loved your music last night, but didn’t get a chance to meet you afterwards. I would love to talk to you about your visit to my father, Joseph Rashid, in Nevada City in 2007. It was arranged, I think, by The Union for an article about his violin making. There’s still a YouTube video. Will you be playing in the area again sometime soon?

  • allison

    allison upland, ca

    Alastair, I wanted you to know that my brother, Jimmie passed away this morning in his sleep. Can you please call me? He had one last final wish the involved you. Allison you can reply to the email address

    Alastair,

    I wanted you to know that my brother, Jimmie passed away this morning in his sleep. Can you please call me? He had one last final wish the involved you.
    Allison
    you can reply to the email address

  • Brian & Joyce Granville

    Brian & Joyce Granville Antioch, CA

    Hi Alasdair: We hope you come back to the Freight & Salvage next year with the Scottish Fiddlers. Also, a friend of ours in Odgen, Utah plays the bagpipes and loves your music. I hope you can include Ogden, Utah on your calendar sometime. Thanks, Brian & Joyce Granville (east bay area)

    Hi Alasdair: We hope you come back to the Freight & Salvage next year with the Scottish Fiddlers. Also, a friend of ours in Odgen, Utah plays the bagpipes and loves your music. I hope you can include Ogden, Utah on your calendar sometime.
    Thanks, Brian & Joyce Granville (east bay area)

  • Linda Corey

    Linda Corey Cave Junction, Oregon

    Hi Alisdair, we long to hear you perform in Ashland again, or anywhere in Oregon! We love your music and have almost all your CDs. But live is so much better! Linda

    Hi Alisdair, we long to hear you perform in Ashland again, or anywhere in Oregon! We love your music and have almost all your CDs. But live is so much better!
    Linda

  • Glyde

    Glyde Seattle

    Just saw you in Atlanta. What a joy! Hope to see you next time you come through Seattle... Cheers!

    Just saw you in Atlanta. What a joy! Hope to see you next time you come through Seattle... Cheers!

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