The Groove is Not Trivial

“toe-tappingly beautiful” – Gil Mansergh, Film Critic-Cinema Toast



Dur:62 mins


Dir:Tommie Dell Smith



One man’s personal quest for self expression ignites a global movement toward cultural revival

The Groove is Not Trivial is a feature documentary about master fiddler Alasdair Fraser’s personal journey in search of self expression, a quest that has led him to dig deep into his Scottish musical roots. There he finds a universal pulse —a  groove —a through-line from the past that sparks hopeful possibilities for the future. The irrepressible Fraser proves that the groove in traditional music transcends toe-tapping fun – it can be a source of personal and political liberation.


Alasdair Fraser


Elizabeth Finlayson, Kate Fritz, Dan Gleich, Bob Elfstrom, Michael Anderson, Michael Lutman, Dan Gleich

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