The North Atlantic Fiddle Convention presents a gala concert with the very best of fiddlers and dancers from Scotland and beyond. Featuring performances by world-renowned fiddle and cello duo Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas (Scotland/USA), Aberdeen Strathspey & Reel Society, Brittany Haas (USA), widely regarded as one of the most influential American fiddlers of her generation, and Alfonso Franco with a host of Galician musicians (Spain), and likely a few surprise appearances as well. The evening will also feature the premieres of two commissions for NAFCo 2018. Young musicians from the North-East and beyond will perform a new piece by celebrated Scottish fiddler and composer, Patsy Reid, which is inspired by some of the traditions represented at NAFCo 2018. Expressive and inventive percussive dancer, Nic Gareiss (USA) and Laura Risk (USA/Canada), a powerful and passionate fiddler and composer, will join together with a group of NAFCo artists and researchers for #performingresearch, a music and dance piece inspired by the themes and dialogues of NAFCo 2018. The North Atlantic Fiddle Convention will take place from 11-15 July 2018. Visit northatlanticfiddle.com for more details about this exciting festival.