Haas and Fraser will be in Qualicum Beach on Friday.

Fiddler and Cellist playing in Qualicum Beach on Friday

The musical duo performed in Qualicum Beach last January

Get ready for a night of toe-tapping music at the Qualicum Community Baptist Church.

The duo Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas, who have been performing together for more than 15 years, will be in town for a concert April 15.

This isn’t their first time in Qualicum Beach. The two were in town last January for a show.

The music will be based on the Scottish tradition, where cello used to be a fixture in the traditional dance bands going back to the 18th century, said Haas.

She said the music ranges from beautiful, haunting slow airs to rollicking reels and jigs.

“People may be surprised at the multitude of sounds and the emotional range you can produce with only two instruments. We delight in exploring all these areas through a Scottish lens,” Haas said.

Haas, who is from California but now lives in Montreal, plays the cello. She is a graduate of The Julliard School.

She discovered the cello at the age of nine, but fell in love with Celtic music at the Valley of the Moon Scottish Fiddling School two years later.

The director of the school at the time was Fraser, who had also founded the summer program.

Fraser is originally from Scotland, but now lives in the United States.

He has been featured on more than 100 TV and radio shows in the U.K., as well as many nationally-broadcast shows in the U.S.

Haas and Fraser have recorded four albums together over the years and they’re currently working on a new album.

The duo has performed throughout North America, as well as countries in Europe such as Spain, Denmark and Norway.

Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. and tickets cost $25 which can be purchased at Diva Vintage Kandy and Kakes (119 W. 2 Ave., Qualicum Beach) or call Joyce Beaton at 250-752-1162 or email beatonqualicum@gmail.com.

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