Wellsboro Community Concert Association’s 2022-2023 Season to Begin Friday, Oct. 14
Pictured are (from left) Jenna Moynihan, Hanneke Cassel and Keith Murphy.
The Hanneke Cassel Band is opening the Wellsboro Community Concert Association’s 2022-2023 season with a performance at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 14 in the Coolidge Theatre at the Deane Center for the Performing Arts at 104 Main Street in Wellsboro.
Leader of the band is the engaging Boston-based fiddler Hanneke Cassel, a performer, teacher and composer whose career spans more than two decades. She has graced stages across North America, Europe, Australia, India, and China.
Cassel’s fiddle music fuses influences from the Isle of Skye and Cape Breton Island with Americana grooves and musical innovations. The Boston Globe describes her blend of traditional Scottish and Cape Breton tunes and contemporary music as “exuberant and rhythmic, somehow wild and innocent, delivered with captivating melodic clarity and an irresistible playfulness.”
“Trip to Walden Pond,” Cassel’s sixth release features traditional tunes and seventeen new pieces composed in the Scottish idiom.
A native of Oregon and graduate of Berklee College of Music, Cassel started out as a Texas-style fiddler and went on to win the 1997 U.S. National Scottish Fiddle Championship. That awarded her the opportunity to study with Alasdair Fraser and introduced her to fiddle camps and the folk community, both of which continue to play an important role in her life.
Jenna Moynihan, 5-string fiddler and vocalist, is regarded as one of the best of the best in the new generation of fiddle players. Versatile and inventive, her fiddling style draws strongly from the Scottish tradition, but is in no way bound by it. Originally from Lakewood, New York, she is a graduate of Berklee College of Music where she received two honors given annually to one outstanding string player. She performs with other musicians and as a soloist.
Newfoundland-born guitarist Keith Murphy began absorbing his native musical languages – folksongs, ballads and dance music – from an early age. A proficient multi-instrumentalist, he has long applied considerable energy to the rhythmic side of music, becoming a valued band member and highly sought-after sideman on guitar, mandolin and foot percussion.
A season pass to attend all six concerts is $75 for one adult accompanied by minor children, 12 and under and represents a saving of $70 versus paying a total of $145 for six individual tickets.
For a student, 13 to 18, a season pass is $25 or $4.17 per show, representing a saving of $5.
Five of the concerts are $25 each and one is $20 for an adult. Children 12 and under accompanied by a paying adult are admitted free. A student who is 13 to 18 will be admitted for $5 per concert.
The five $25 concerts are: the Hanneke Cassel Band on Friday, Oct. 14; the Philadelphia Brass on Friday, Nov. 4; Charm City Junction on Friday, Dec. 9; Lunasa on Wednesday, March 8, 2023 and The Revelers on Friday, May 19, 2023. The $20 concert features Matthew Ball aka The Boogie Woogie Kid on Saturday, April 22, 2023.
Information, season tickets and tickets for individual concerts are available by visiting www.wellsborocca.org or by calling the Deane Center at (570) 724-6220.
Writing: Diane Eaton