Thursday, October 28, 2010

Hanneke Cassel, Mike Block & Christopher Lewis on Friday, November 12

Hanneke has performed at our house concert space many times, and each time we are impressed by her ability to capture the musical hearts and souls of her audience. We also welcome cellist, Mike Block and guitarist, Christopher Lewis. Together they will perform on Friday, Nov. 12th. The door will open at 7:00 and music will commence at 7:30. Please reserve a seat by contacting Sandy at

“One of the most talented and fun-loving young fiddlers you could ever hope to meet! This is fiddle music played with great stylistic integrity and personal flair – definitely a joy to listen to!“
- Alasdair Fraser

“Hanneke Cassel really knows what she wants musically, and on this record she lets us share in her vision of a beautiful world of the violin. Hanneke’s playing is always tremendously expressive, beautifully executed, with a wonderful sense of line and dynamics…”
-Matt Glaser

“She is already a rising star
in the Celtic skies…her musical ideas are savvy and sophisticated, but her throaty, gusting style is deeply banked in the Scottish and Cape Breton traditions.”
-Boston Globe

“…the rhapsodic quality of Cassel’s ballads or slow airs evinces a soul’s fully expressed quest …Cassel’s rhythms are tenacious, and they weave through a set of reels with serpentine grace.”
-Boston Herald

“…the sound of Cassel’s fiddle is mature, it also exudes spunk, which makes her music playful and dance-inducing.”
- Fiddler Magazine

“…[one of] the hottest young fiddlers in Boston…Cassel bases her robust, pulsing style on Scottish and Cape Breton strains.”
-Boston Globe

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Bruce Molsky, Saturday, October 16

Bruce Molsky is right around the corner. We have waited for years for Bruce to put a Jenkins' House Concert on his very busy tour schedule. He is one of the unique old-time musicians who is equally a scholar and consummate performer. Bruce performs his solo fiddle, banjo, guitar music all over the world. He is a cherished teacher at fiddle camps all over the country and taught all three of the Jenkins kids at the Ashokan Fiddle and Dance Camp.

Reserved seats are nearly sold out so please RSVP as soon as possible to and we will respond with the details. Some standing room is available for late reservations. This house concert is located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.