Effervescent and engaging, Boston based fiddler Hanneke Cassel is a performer, teacher and composer whose career spans over two decades."Exuberant and rhythmic, somehow both wild and innocent, delivered with captivating melodic clarity and an irresistible playfulness," says the Boston Globe about Hanneke Cassel's playing. Such charismatic fiddling has brought the native Oregonian many honors and awards. She is the 1997 U.S. National Scottish Fiddle Champion, she holds a Bachelors of Music in Violin Performance from Berklee College of Music, and she has performed and taught across North America, Europe, New Zealand, Australia, China, and India.
Hanneke's latest release, Trip to Walden Pond, features an all-star cast of musicians - including Mike Block, Jeremy Kittel, Keith Murphy, Christopher Lewis, Dave Wiesler and piper Samppa Saarnen. This new album carries a deep soulful sound with songs of celebration and farewell. Influences from the Isle of Skye and Cape Breton Island fuse together with grooves and musical innovations from the hip Boston bluegrass/Americana scene to give Hanneke a uniquely American approach to Scottish fiddle music. She creates sounds on the cutting edge of acoustic music, while retaining the integrity and soul of the Scottish tradition.
On October 12 at 8:00, Ms Cassell will perform with Tristan Clarridge on cello and Christopher Lewis on guitar. Please RSVP to: Sandilion49@gmail.com. Together with Hanneke and her group, we will launch this year's house concert season. Hope to see you here.