Freight Fiddle Summit 2019

Freight Fiddle Summit 2019

Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas, Ryan McKasson & Eric McDonald, Riobó, Liz, & Feijoó Trio, Nic Gareiss, Cali McKasson

Thursday, August 22nd

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$30 ADV / $34 DOOR (plus fees)

  • All tickets are subject to an additional $4 per ticket facility fee.

Freight Fiddle Summit 2019
Join us for a rousing evening of fiddle magic steeped in talent and tradition: the 31st annual Freight Fiddle Summit.
Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas
Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas
" … you would think they'd been playing together for centuries. While his fiddle dances, her cello throbs darkly or plucks puckishly. Then [Haas] opens her cello's throat, joining Fraser in soaring sustains, windswept refrains, and sudden, jazzy explosions. Their sound is as urbane as a Manhattan midnight, and as wild as a Clackmannan [Scotland] winter."
— Boston Globe


The musical partnership between consummate performer Alasdair Fraser, "the Michael Jordan of Scottish fiddling", and brilliant Californian cellist Natalie Haas spans the full spectrum between intimate chamber music and ecstatic dance energy. Over the last 20 years of creating a buzz at festivals and concert halls across the world, they have truly set the standard for fiddle and cello in traditional music. They continue to thrill audiences internationally with their virtuosic playing, their near-telepathic understanding and the joyful spontaneity and sheer physical presence of their music.
Ryan McKasson & Eric McDonald
Ryan McKasson & Eric McDonald
“This duo really shows how two masterful musicians listen and play off each other." - Devon Leger of Hearth Music

Ryan McKasson and Eric McDonald are masters of tradition who purposefully explore the dark corners floating on its edges. The result is an alluring complexity, full of spontaneous musicality. Despite both living active musical lives thousands of miles apart these two musicians have committed to working together to forge a new musical path.
Riobó, Liz, & Feijoó Trio
Nic Gareiss
Nic Gareiss
Michigan-born dancer, musician, and dance researcher Nic Gareiss has studied a broad variety of percussive movement forms from around the world. At the age of eight he began taking tap dance lessons with Sam and Lisa Williams at Vision Studio of Performing Arts in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. Soon after, he was exposed to fiddle music and other percussive dance forms at the Wheatland Music Organization’s annual Traditional Arts Weekend. It was there that he had his first instruction in Appalachian clogging with Michigan dance mentor, Sheila Graziano. As a teenager, Nic also studied Irish step dance with John Heinzman, T.C.R.G., Appalachian flat-footing with Ira Bernstein, Québécois step dance with Benoit Bourque, and improvisation and composition with Sandy Silva.