GRASS VALLEY, Calif. December 28, 2018 – The public is invited to attend a Celtic ceilidh — an informal community celebration featuring Scottish social dances, jam session, songs and more — on Saturday evening, January 5, 2019, at the Grass Valley Elks Ballroom, 109 School Street, in Grass Valley. The festivities, which start at 6:30 pm, follow an all day workshop for musicians of all ages led by master Scottish fiddler Alasdair Fraser. Dance caller Summer McCall will teach traditional dances, and Galen Fraser will lead the impromptu ceilidh band.
Community members joining for the evening are asked to contribute $7.50-$20, on a sliding scale basis. Contributions of hors d’oeuvres and dessert items for the snack table are also welcome. Advance tickets are available online https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3902521
The annual Alasdair Fraser Community Music Workshop invites players of violin, cello, guitar, flute, harp, keyboards, acoustic bass, mandolin, and more. Instruction is directed at intermediate to advanced players in a large ensemble, with tunes primarily being taught “by ear.” Musicians of all ages are welcome to attend. The all-day workshop will be held Saturday, January 5, 9:30am-4:30pm, and will include a catered lunch. For information on the Alasdair Fraser workshop, visit the Sierra Fiddle Camp website at www.sierrafiddlecamp.org
This event is sponsored by Alasdair Fraser’s Sierra Fiddle Camp and underwritten by the Sierra Fiddle Village Fund of the non-profit organization Scottish Fiddlers of California.