In 2014 the 31 st annual
Valley of the Moon Scottish Fiddling School
will run from
Friday, August 22 through
Saturday, August 30

Valley of the Moon 31st Annual Concert
Scotland! US! Ireland!

Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium
307 Church Street, Santa Cruz
Friday, August 29th at 8:00 PM

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Join us for this exciting evening of fiddling fever. With more than 150 talented and enthusiastic musicians ranging in age from 7 to 70, this concert will enliven your heart with rousing strathspeys, reels, jigs, and more. This year is the 31st annual concert, the culmination of the week-long fiddle school, held at Camp Campbell in Boulder Creek and directed by Indie Award winning fiddler Alasdair Fraser.  Showcased in the concert this year will be fiddlers Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh and Jeremy Kittel, dancer Nic Gareiss, pianist Cali McKasson, and cellist Natalie Haas.

Also appearing: Hanneke Cassel, Laura Risk, Deby Grosjean, Janette Duncan, Catherine Mackintosh, Colin Cotter, Laura Cortese, Clay Ross, Tristan Clarridge, and Mike Block.

Download a 2014 Valley of the Moon Concert Poster


Santa Cruz Civic Box Office (831) 420-5260 or

Advance Sales**
Adults-$20, Students/Seniors-$17
Group rate-$10 (ten or more-advance sales only)

Day of Show**
$22 Adults
$19 Students/Seniors

**Box Office Service Charges Not Included

Teachers 2014


Alasdair Fraser ▪ Jeremy Kittel ▪ Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh
Hanneke Cassel ▪ Deby Grosjean ▪ Laura Risk ▪ Janette Duncan
Catherine Mackintosh

Colin Cotter

Natalie Haas ▪ Mike Block ▪ Tristan Claridge

Nic Gareiss

Erik Hoffman


Clay Ross

Cali McKasson

Laura Cortese

Ryan MaKasson ▪ Laura Cortese

The Valley of the Moon Scottish Fiddling School in the northern California redwoods invites you its 31st Annual week of intensive study, recreation, and good times with people who share an interest in the music and dance traditions of Scotland.

Alasdair Fraser, Di rector of the camp, is in demand as a concert artist, dance fiddler and fiddle teacher throughout his native Scotland and the United States. 'Artist in Residence' at the prestigious Celtic Connections Festival in Glasgow for the past several years, he excels in expressing the beauty and energy of traditional Scottish fiddling and in creating exciting new music that remains rooted in tradition.

Join us in the beautiful setting of Camp Campbell in the Santa Cruz mountains, where fiddlers of all ages and levels of musical experience choose from daily workshops on Scottish and related fiddle styles. Additional classes are offered in dancing and singing, as well as piano, guitar, cello and percussion

Alasdair Fraser's Sierra Fiddle Camp will will run from Saturday June 14, 2014 to Sunday June 22, 2014 and will be held once again at Shady Creek Camp on the San Juan Ridge near Nevada City, CA in the beautiful setting of the Sierra Foothills. Fiddlers of all ages and levels of musical experience choose from daily workshops on Scottish and related fiddle styles. Classes are also offered in dance, singing, piano, guitar, cello, percussion and more. Carefully chosen staff at both of these camps represent some of the finest teachers and most vibrant performers in the old and new traditions. Recreational activities include swimming, hiking, arts and crafts, children's games etc. See for details. You can also check out the course that Alasdair teaches on the Isle of Skye in Scotland.






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