The musical partnership between Alasdair Fraser, a recent inductee into the Scottish Traditional Music Hall of Fame and long regarded as Scotland's premier fiddle ambassador, and the sizzlingly-talented cellist Natalie Haas is the fulfillment of a long-standing musical quest to return the cello to its historical role at the rhythmic heart of Scottish dance music. Alasdair Fraser, acclaimed by the San Francisco Examiner as "the Michael Jordan of Scottish fiddling," has a concert and recording career spanning 30 years, with a long list of awards, accolades, television credits, and feature performances on top movie soundtracks (including The Last of the Mohicans and Titanic). He has been sponsored by the British Council to represent Scotland's music internationally, and received the Scottish Heritage Center Service Award for outstanding contributions to Scottish culture and traditions. Natalie Haas, a graduate of the Juilliard School of Music and currently on the faculty of Berklee College of Music in Boston, is in the vanguard of young cellists who are redefining the role of the cello in traditional music. The duo represented Scotland at the Smithsonian Museum's Folklife Festival, have been featured on national broadcasts, and their debut recording, Fire & Grace, won the coveted Scots Trad Music "Album of the Year" award, the Scottish equivalent of a Grammy.