The founding members of Halali — Hanneke, Laura, and Lissa — hail from extreme corners of the United States, but met in California at Alasdair Fraser’s school for Scottish fiddling when they were teenagers. They formed a friendship that lasted until they relocated to Boston, where they attend music school. Each fiddler brings her distinct style to the band, but all are influenced by a common group of folk heroes in traditional genres such as Scottish, Irish, Quebecois, Old Time (Appalachian), Cape Breton, and Scandinavian. This produces a creative yet harmonious sound that has generated an enormously positive response.