Join us on Wednesday, May 10th at 7:00PM for a spectacular evening of Scottish music with the Hanneke Cassel Band! “Exuberant and rhythmic, somehow both wild and innocent, delivered with captivating melodic clarity and an irresistible playfulness.” –Boston Globe Hanneke Cassel, Mike Block, and Christopher Lewis are sure to enchant the audience with their fiery Scottish and Cape Breton-style playing, creating sounds on the cutting edge of acoustic music while retaining the integrity and soul of the Scottish fiddle tradition. Hanneke’s latest album, “Dot the Dragon’s Eyes,” showcases influences from the Isle of Skye and Cape Breton Island fused together with grooves and musical innovations from the hip Boston bluegrass/Americana scene to give Hanneke a uniquely American approach to Scottish music. Hanneke Cassel is the 1997 U.S. National Scottish Fiddle Champion and the 2008 USA Songwriting Contest 1st place winner for Instrumental and 3rd place Overall Winner. She teaches regularly at Alasdair Fraser’s Valley of the Moon and Sierra Fiddle Camps, the Mike Block String Camp, Harald Haugaard’s International Fiddle School, and the Boston Harbor Scottish Fiddle School. She will be joined by cellist Mike Block (Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble) and guitarist Christopher Lewis. Hailed by Yo-Yo Ma as the “ideal musician of the 21st century,” Mike Block is a pioneering multi-style cellist, composer, and educator living in Boston. A graduate of Julliard School, Mike is an Associate Professor at the Berklee College of Music. Christopher Lewis provides the driving guitar sound in the band. A Canadian native and Berklee College of Music alum, he has been involved with album production and performance in the Boston indie rock scene. Members of the Celtic Arts Foundation enjoy a 20% discount on concert tickets. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 360-416-4934 to receive the promotional code. Not a member? Join or renew here. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Doors open at 6:30PM. Information about cancellations, refunds, and exchanges can be found on our Ticket Policy page. Tickets are available at www.celticarts.org or 360-416-4934.