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Celtic & Castilian fiddle duo María San Miguel and Galen Fraser are multi-instrumentalists and educators who celebrate the values of community and traditional music in their unique chamber music style.Their music contains all the traditional elements that you would expect, beautifully executed ornamentation and chording. But surprises with fresh tunings and startlingly touching and deeply thoughtful arrangements.

Galen Fraser

Galen Fraser is an accomplished fiddle player, composer, engineer and producer from the foothills of Northern California. Best known for his modern take on celtic traditional music, he tours with the praised Galen Fraser QuartetSoulsha, and the Europe-baised Atlantic Folk Trio.

Galen has performed at The Mandavi Centre, The Palace of Fine Arts, Symphony Hall in Boston, Ma, with members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and many other esteemed venues in the United States and Europe.

With a love for improvisation and composition, Galen’s passion lead him to pursue music as a career, earning his Bachelors Degree in Songwriting from Berklee College of Music. In August 2016, Galen released his debut solo album, “Mischief Managed” featuring all original fiddle music and songs with guests such as Natalie HaasAlasdair Fraser, Jenna Moynihan and Conor Hearn.

María San Miguel

Castilian fiddler María specialized in Castilian fiddle music and keeps audiences thoroughly captivated with her fiery fiddling and soulful voice. Galen is an accomplished fiddle player from the foothills of Northern California, connected familiarly with Scottish and American folk. He’s best known for his modern take on Celtic traditional music.
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Galen’s music is indeed magical…” — Fiona Ritchie of National Public Radio (NPR)

Fraser’s fiddling entwines the robust crunch and skirl of the old world with the airy ostinato and shimmering tremolo of the new.” — Pat Moran of STRINGS Magazine