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"Bonnie Rideout Scottish Trio: Scottish Fire!" Is Back
02/17/2004

The sensational “Bonnie Rideout Scottish Trio: Scottish Fire!” concert returns to Frostburg State University’s Cultural Events Series on Saturday, March 6 at 8 p.m. in the FSU Pealer Recital Hall. Rideout’s previously scheduled performance at FSU was canceled due to Hurricane Isabel. Tickets for the September concert will be honored at this performance. The show is co-sponsored by Best Western Braddock.

With a distinctive blend of lyricism, intensity and sheer joy, Bonnie Rideout brings a matchless exuberance and animation to traditional Scottish tunes, Highland bagpipe music and ancient Gaelic melodies. An American fiddler with a passion for the music of the Scottish Highlands, Rideout is celebrated as one of the top performers to wield a bow. With Steve Holloway’s driving Celtic percussion rhythms and Bryan Aspey’s dynamic guitar, the Bonnie Rideout Scottish Trio brings a timeless legacy to pulsating, foot-stomping life onstage.

A three-time U.S. Scottish fiddle champion, Rideout has performed her vibrant repertoire on stages from Scotland’s renowned Edinburgh International Festival to Washington DC’s John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and is the only American to hold the honor of representing Scottish fiddle music in Edinburgh. Appearing frequently on the BBC, CBS News “Sunday Morning,” “The Thistle and the Shamrock” and NPR’s “Performance Today,” Rideout has released ten solo albums, made numerous guest appearances on other CDs, and published 9 music instruction books for Mel Bay Publishing Company.

The Washington Post exclaims, “She transforms a lonely melody into utter desolation, then effortlessly switches gears from languorous ballad to virtuosic exercise.”

The performance is presented in partnership with FSU Center for International Education.

To purchase tickets or to find out more information, call the FSU Cultural Events Box Office at 301-687-3137 or toll free at 1-866-TIXX-CES, or visit online at ces.frostburg.edu.

Additional packages include the Arts Getaway Packages, providing accommodations for two (at The Best Western Braddock in LaVale, Cumberland Holiday Inn or Rocky Gap Resort), selected meal options, transportation between the hotel and the FSU campus, a special welcome gift at check-in, and two tickets for preferred seating for the Cultural Events Series performance.

You can also add a Dinner Show Package to your ticket purchase and transform your performance into an enchanting social event. The Dinner Show Package provides you with complimentary transportation to and from the FSU campus to any one of five participating restaurants, including BJ’s at the Gladstone, Gehauf’s, Giuseppe’s Italian Restaurant, and Harrigan’s Restaurant.

FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. You may request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office at 301-687-4102, TDD 301-687-7955.

For further information on this release, contact:

Office of News and Media Services
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

Telephone: 301-687-3171
Fax: 301-687-7589
E-mail: news@frostburg.edu