"The musical chemistry between Scottish fiddle legend Alasdair Fraser and young cello ace Natalie Haas is a rare, felicitous thing." -- The Boston Herald
“Superlatives fail for these two.” – Rob Weir, Sing Out!
"Fraser appeared in his favored current pairing with the young American cellist Natalie Haas, continuing to pursue their resurrection and reinvention of the classic musical marriage between big and small fiddles, a familiar feature of Scottish music in the 18th century. The duo’s near-telepathic interplay was dazzling both for its breathtaking technical prowess and its boundless dynamism, be it in tunes from that same golden era, the age of Burns and Gow, or Fraser’s own memorable compositions." -- Sue Wilson, Hi-Arts Journal
“On stage, Mason and Ungar complement each other like a finely crafted fiddle and bow. Together they weave a rich postmodern musical magic carpet on which listeners may vicariously glide back in time and experience first-hand the sonorous riches of traditional music.” -- David S. Rotenstein, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
“Jay Ungar and Molly Mason play music from the heart which reminds us of the best in all of us.”
-- Ken Burns, producer of PBS’ The Civil War/i>
“Jay and Molly make music that is simple and overwhelming…joyful and full of feeling…an apotheosis of American traditional music.” -- Garrison Keillor, creator, A Prairie Home Companion
Alasdaire Fraser & Natalie Haas and Jay Ungar & Molly Mason have been frequent guests here at The Shedd, so when opportunity presented itself of having them here together we jumped at it: a veritable evening of phenomenal fiddling and traditional music making of the highest order, for certain. It will be an evening not to be missed!