Effervescent and engaging, Boston-based fiddler Hanneke Cassel’s fiddle music fuses influences from the Isle of Skye and Cape Breton with Americana grooves and musical innovations. On Friday, Nov. 5, Hanneke Cassel and her trio arrive in Boothbay Harbor to perform at the Opera House at 7:30 p.m.
Cassel has performed and traveled across North America, Europe, Australia and Asia. Hanneke’s music is a blend of the contemporary and traditional, described by the Boston Globe as “exuberant and rhythmic, somehow wild and innocent, delivered with captivating melodic clarity and an irresistible playfulness.”
The trio includes Jenna Moynihan on 5-string fiddle/vocals and Keith Murphy on guitar/vocals. Jenna Moynihan 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. 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.
Advance discounted tickets for the concert are $20 and available by contacting the box office at 86 Townsend Ave., or calling 207-633-6855. Regular tickets are $25 and available online at boothbayoperahouse.com and on the day of the show and at the door. All seating is general admission. The Opera House requires either proof of vaccination or a negative Covid test for all audience members.