Newton is a cellist of unusual
versatility who has long been associated
with two of Scotland's premier musicians
- singer Jean Redpath and fiddler Alasdair
Fraser. She is a mainstay
of Jean's numerous recordings, and
with Alasdair she has performed throughout
the United States and in Scotland,
as well as on her acclaimed album Crossing
to Scotland. She also worked
with Shetland fiddler Tom Anderson
during the mid-70s.
has composed and performed cello
parts for over fifty recordings by
a variety of folk artists including
Priscilla Herdmann, Sally Rogers,
Kate MacGarrigle and the Jay Ungar/Molly
Mason duo. Abby for many years
led cello classess at Alasdair Fraser's
of the Moon Scottish Fiddling School.
the classical side, she performs
with the Olive Trio in her New York
City home base and has been a member
of many other chamber groups and
symphony orchestras, as well as performing
in several Broadway shows.
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