Part of our series of Live! Folklife Concerts.
Emerald Rae is a Boston roots musician, a powerhouse fiddler growing up in Cape Breton’s Scottish traditions, who at the age of 18 won the grand prize at the US Scottish Fiddle Championship. She continued to study music in Glasgow, received a degree from Berklee College of Music, and collaborated with 3 fellow fiddlers in the group, Annalivia. Emerald has made a name for herself as a solo fiddler totally adept not only in Cape Breton and Scottish traditions, but in Irish and old-time as well. All these influences are heard on her album, If Only I Could Fly. “Her fiddling is spot-on yet elegantly earthy” - Boston Globe.