Elizabeth and Ben Anderson, a Celtic fiddle and cello duo, has been gaining an enthusiastic following in the Boston area and throughout New England. Blending Scottish tunes with lively rhythms and innovative harmonies, they create a sound rooted in tradition, inspired by the contemporary, and completely original. On stage, they captivate audiences with their ability to effortlessly communicate musical nuances as only siblings can.
The duo has opened for Scottish bands the Battlefield Band and Dàimh at the Burren in Somerville MA, in concerts produced by Brian O’Donovan, host of “Celtic Sojourn” on WGBH Public Radio, as well as The Tannahill Weavers in a concert produced by Jeff Boudreau. They have performed at the Boston Celtic Music Festival, the Ossipee Music Festival, and in solo concerts all along the East Coast. They made their international debut in 2016 with performances in Scotland and France.
Elizabeth is a graduate of Berklee College of Music and is the 2016 winner of the Perth All Scotland Fiddle Championship and a three-time New England Scottish Fiddle Junior Champion. She has been named a Top 12 Violin Teacher in Boston by Expertise. Ben currently studies computer science at WPI in Worcester, MA, and is the 2015 third-place holder in the National Scottish Fiddle Junior Championship.