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Join Local Scottish Fiddling Sensation Hanneke Cassel and Friends (Hanneke Cassel Trio) as They Help Aid Boston’s Homeless: November 20th, Saturday @ 8:00 p.m.
Help Boston’s homeless bear the icy cold brunt of winter by donating your used but still wearable outdoor apparel to the cause, while enjoying some first-rate Scottish music compliments of the Hanneke Cassel Trio. Joining Cassel on fiddle will be Chris Lewis on guitar and Mike Block on cello. Cassel’s playing is known for its energetic playfulness and modern flare. Even though she blends much of her own contemporary style individual creativity into her renditions of Scottish folk music, she still manages to maintain the true traditional character of the genre.
A graduate of the Berklee College of Music and the 1997 National Scottish Fiddle champion, Hanneke Cassel has gone on to perform and teach in North America, Europe, New Zealand, Australia, and China. She performs in both solo and group settings and has been nominated in the past for a Boston Music Award amongst other honors she has gained for herself as well. She has graced the stage along side such superb artists as the Catholic Ryan Band, Cherish the Ladies, Alasdair Fraser, Matt Glaser, Wayfaring Strangers, and Joey McIntyre of the band New Kids on the Block and appeared at premier performance venues such as Symphony Hall, Boston’s Hatch Shell, Mountain Stage, The Plaza Hotel, and Lincoln Center. She has recorded no less than 14 cds. In her latest entitled “For Reasons Unseen” she is joined by such distinguished artists as Alasdair Fraser, Natalie Haas, Richard Eggleston, Casey Driesson, Brittany Haas, Keith Murphy, and Aoife O’Donovan. As can be expected, it features a fresh new approach to the traditional Scottish genre which brings elements of Americana, bluegrass, and global music to the overall mix.
At this upcoming benefit concert, the Hanneke Cassel Trio will be joined by the duo Goli. Enjoy an evening of fine musical entertainment while supporting “Warm Clothes, Warm Hearts” as they shelter the homeless from the bitter cold this winter season.
When: November 20th, Saturday @ 8:00 p.m.
Where: New Moon Coffeehouse (Haverhill)
Tickets: $20.00 (General admission) / $10.00 (18 & under)
Purchase online for an additional $1.00 processing fee.
More Info: 978-459-5134
Explore the Rich Musical Traditions of Quebec, Newfoundland, Ireland, France and Scandinavia with a Fresh New Perspective in an Evening with Nightingale: August 28th, Saturday @ 8:00 p.m.
Nightingale is Becky Tracy (fiddle), Jeremiah McLane, (piano and accordion), and Keith Murphy (guitar, mandolin, foot percussion and vocals), each of whom have enjoyed successful solo careers as well with the group. For over 15 years, they have been successfully enhancing the rich musical traditions of Celtic and other genres of Quebec, Newfoundland, Ireland, France, and Scandinavia, with their own highly original performance interpretations. The nightingale has appeared constantly as a theme in many a folk song from these areas of the world, hence the group’s name. Although the ensemble’s playing style is distinctly progressive, it still manages to portray a truly traditional sound to the audience. The total musical package is further enhanced by its prominent rhythmic character, reminiscent of the days when Nightingale was largely considered a dance band. However no longer the case, the group currently performs at both major and minor events of all kinds, and has previously toured heavily, both in the US and abroad. They have been featured in Sing Out magazine and on Canadian radio amongst other accolades. To learn more, you can visit their website and have a look around. To see a list of their cds along with listening samples, visit them on Myspace. Hopefully however, you will take this opportunity to experience them live and in person.
Event Details :
When: August 28th – Saturday @ 8:00 p.m.
Where: Amazing Things Art Center (Framingham)
Tickets: $18.00 (general public), $17.00 (students and seniors), $15.00 (members)
Purchase online or by calling (501) 405-ARTS/x2787