Hanneke Cassel Band, Yann Falquet will perform on May 16 at Next Stage

PUTNEY-Next Stage Arts Project and Twilight Music present an evening of Scottish, Americana, and Québécois music by The Hanneke Cassel Band featuring Keith Murphy and Jenna Moynihan with Yann Falquet, at Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill, on Thursday, May 16, at 7 p.m.

"The Hanneke Cassel Band blends originality and innovation with the spirit of Scottish traditional fiddle music to create a cutting-edge acoustic sound," say organizers in a news release.

Cassel's fiddle music fuses influences from the Isle of Skye and Cape Breton with Americana grooves and musical innovations, blending the contemporary and the traditional. She has been a featured performer at Celtic Connections (Scotland), Milwaukee Irish Fest, Celtic Colours (Cape Breton), and the National Celtic Festival (Australia). Guest appearances include stints with Cherish the Ladies, Matt Glaser and the Wayfaring Strangers, and Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas.

The trio features Jenna Moynihan on 5-string fiddle/vocals and Keith Murphy on guitar/vocals. Berklee College of Music graduate Moynihan performs regularly with Seamus Egan Project. An accomplished multi-instrumentalist, composer, arranger, and singer, Newfoundland-born Murphy began absorbing his native musical languages - folk songs, ballads and dance music - at an early age, was a founding member of Vermont-based trio Nightingale, and performs with the Boston fiddle extravaganza Childsplay.

Perhaps best known as a founder and one third of the Québécois traditional music trio Genticorum, Falquet has developed a personal guitar style for Québec folk music, inspired, he says, by the playing of the accompanists of different cultures (Brittany, Scandinavia, Ireland, North America). As singer and instrumentalist, Yann has collaborated with numerous internationally known folk music artists.

Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the Door, and $10 for access to the livestream. Advance tickets are available at Next Stage will provide a beer, wine, and cocktail cash bar. For information, call 802-387-0102.

This Arts item was submitted to The Commons.

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