Zoë Darrow is an accomplished fiddler and musician of rare intensity and expressive range who grew up playing Cape Breton and other Celtic music on a sheep farm in Blandford, Massachusetts. She released her first recording in 2001 at the age of 12, with her band the Fiddleheads. The Valley Advocate named them "Best Celtic Band” in 2007 and Celtic Heritage Magazine acclaimed Zoë as an artist “destined to add savory spice to the global mix.”
A graduate of Mount Holyoke College with a degree in anthropology and music, Zoë has also become a much sought after collaborator, touring and recording with luminaries like banjo innovator Tony Trischka, Bela Fleck’s primary banjo guru and an instructor at the Berklee College of Music. With Tim Eriksen and percussionist Peter Irvine she has toured North America and as far abroad as Singapore. Her recent performances have showcased her hair-raising singing and songwriting, a combination not to be missed!
Cellist and award-winning composer Stephen Katz has charted new territory for the rhythmic potential of the cello with the groundbreaking approach he calls Flying Pizzicato. The results are compositions that juggle two or three voices at a time, making music that lays grooves, weaves tunes, and lifts spirits. The New York Times wrote, "With a bow and fingers as light as feathers, Stephen Katz makes a cello bring out meanings you might not have suspected were there."
Stephen has performed his compositions at Carnegie Recital Hall and toured internationally as a soloist and with ensembles. He has been featured on American Public Media national broadcasts of Performance Today, and is a National Endowment for the Arts grant recipient. He is also an award-winning film composer and an improviser and composer in the dance world.
TICKETING NOTE: Tickets purchases at the door will be $12, cash only. Children 12 and under free (floor seating).