Trad String Fling with Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas at Ashokan Center

World-class Scottish traditional musicians and teachers Alasdair and Natalie will return to host their fifth Trad String Fling music camp at the Ashokan Center. Their workshops are a fantastic learning experience and tremendous fun for all.

Alasdair and Natalie begin by working with everyone together, using an effective group teaching approach designed to carry players of all levels to new heights. Each player has the opportunity to learn both melody and accompaniment, with coaches on hand to offer accessible remedial sessions. Later in the weekend, Alasdair and Natalie also host separate fiddle and cello break-out sessions.

While tunes and techniques are taught, there’s a strong emphasis on self-expression, finding your inner musician and bringing the music to life, rather than just playing the notes. Though the weekend is geared towards intermediate and advanced players, less experienced musicians are welcome to attend and record classes, enjoy the wonderful music, and take part in the lively dancing and musical fun.



Friday, May 4, 2018 - 3 pm to Sunday, May 6, 2018 - 5 pm
The Ashokan Center
477 Beaverkill Road