Natalie MacMaster brings Celtic virtuoso fiddling to Rhode Island College, Dec. 9

Natalie MacMaster

Celtic fiddle player Natalie MacMaster brings her jubilant, high-energy music to RIC in a Performing Arts Series holiday-themed concert on Sunday, Dec. 9, at 7:30 p.m. in the Roberts Hall Auditorium.

A native of Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia, MacMaster has received many awards over her three-decade career, including multiple gold albums, two Grammy nominations and one Grammy award, as well as a Juno Award.

Returning to RIC by popular demand, this electrifying performer will present an invigorating collection of toe-tapping jigs, reels and strathspeys in a high-energy holiday-themed concert. (A strathspey is a type of fiddle tune often associated with Cape Breton.)

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Tickets for Natalie MacMaster are $35. Discounts are available for seniors, children and RIC faculty/staff/students/alumni. Purchase tickets in advance with Visa, MasterCard or Discover by calling (401) 456-8144 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays; online at; or at the box office in the lobby of the appropriate performance venue, which will open for sales two hours before the performance begins.