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CPR to air Valentine’s Day performance by Fraser

Although Alasdair Fraser flies to Florida this morning to perform for three days after touring Spain for a week, Nevada County residents can hear their celebrity fiddler Saturday without visiting the Sunshine State.

It won’t be through magic, but through the power of radio.

A half-hour in-studio solo performance and interview with Fraser by radio host Jeff Howitt was taped on Valentine’s Day.

Northern California’s Capitol Public Radio will air the half-hour performance and interview on the program “Weekend Exchange” twice Saturday on the following stations: 6 a.m. on KXJZ-FM (88.9), KKTO-FM (90.5) and KUOP-FM (91.3), and 5 p.m. on KXPR-FM (90.9).

For anyone who wants to hear local performances of Fraser, the radio show will have to do for now. Fraser hasn’t had any time this year to perform in his hometown.

The Ridge resident has performed abroad since the second half of January, when he was artist-in-residence at the Celtic Connections Festival in Glasgow, Scotland.

He flew to Los Angeles on Feb. 18 – for one day only – to collaborate on the soundtrack for an upcoming Disney feature film, “Treasure Planet,” before boarding a plane to Spain.

After three days in Florida, Fraser will perform on a Caribbean cruise ship for a week. He returns here March 10 for a few weeks before returning East for more performances.

Fraser was also on the air Thursday when Capitol Public Radio broadcast Steve Milne’s review of Fraser’s newest Skyedance release, “Live in Spain,” twice in the morning on KXJZ, KKTO, KXPR and KUOP.

Radio on the Net

KXJZ and KXPR can also be heard online at http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/cpr/ppr.pprmain

For those who either miss the radio broadcast on Saturday or want to hear it again, check out the radio stations’ Web sites:

The performance-interview can be found in the Weekend Exchange archives at http://www.csus.edu/npr/we-exchange/exchange.html through March. The “Live in Spain” review will also be posted to the Capitol Public Radio Web site: http://www.csus.edu/npr/gbcdlist.html

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