Hanneke Cassel, fiddle; Mike Block, cello; Christopher Lewis, guitar
Wednesday, March 14  •  6:30 p.m.
Music on the Square, 21 N. Indiana

Join us for a traditional Ceilidh at M2. Soak in Gaelic music and storytelling, pour back a rich stout and dance a reel. What could be luckier than that?

Sit, Dine and Dance:  $40 -- Lite bites plus dinner by Bridges, including: Irish Beef Stew, Bangers and Mash (Smoking Goose brats, potato puree, sausage gravy, and cranberry mostarda); or, for vegetarians, Irish Vegetable Stew, Mushrooms and Mash; topped off with a decadent slice of Irish Whiskey and Stout Chocolate Cake. 

Light Bites and a Concert:  $15 -- Grab a drink from the cash bar, tap your toes and stomp your feet and indulge in Bridges light bites: Irish Nacho Bar, Mini Shepherd’s Pies and Pretzel Bites.

About the Artists
“Exuberant and rhythmic, somehow both wild and innocent, delivered with captivating melodic clarity and an irresistible playfulness,” says the Boston Globe about HANNEKE CASSEL’s playing. Such charismatic fiddling has brought this native Oregonian many honors, including the 1997 U.S. National Scottish Fiddle Champion. Her latest release, Trip to Walden Pond, which features cellist Mike Block, guitarists Keith Murphy and Christopher Lewis, fiddler/violist Jeremy Kittel and pianist Dave Wiesler, fuses influences from the Isle of Skye and Cape Breton Island with grooves and musical innovations from the Boston Americana scene and Hanneke’s Texas-style fiddle roots.

MIKE BLOCK is a pioneering multi-style cellist, singer, composer, and educator, hailed by Yo-Yo Ma as the “ideal musician of the 21st-Century,” and acclaimed by the NY Times for his “vital rich-hued solo playing.” While still studying at the Juilliard School, Mike joined Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble, with which he has toured extensively throughout the world, and won a 2017 Grammy Award for Best World Music Album.

Canadian native CHRISTOPHER LEWIS provides the driving guitar sound in the band. Also a Berklee College of Music alum, Chris has been involved with album production and performance in the Boston indie rock scene. This trio creates sounds on the cutting edge of acoustic music, while retaining the integrity and soul of the Scottish fiddle tradition. 

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This project is made possible by the support of the Indiana Arts Commission, Arts Illiana, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.
 

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