Humboldt Folklife Society

We are Humboldt Folklife. We strive to support and celebrate local music and dance through festivals, dances, and workshops. 

Thanks for supporting the 41st Annual Humboldt Folklife Festival and the 19th Annual Buddy Brown Festival. We are proud to showcase our many talented local musicians.

There are some great shows coming up at the Arcata Playhouse, where your Folklife memberships gets you a discount . Check these out:

Playhouse Fall 2019 music shows

Tuesday, November 5 at 7pm
Hanneke Cassel Band with Mike Block
Performing with the Hanneke Cassel Band which features Mike Block on cello and guitarist Christopher Lewis. Fusing influences from the Isle of Skye and Cape Breton with Americana grooves and musical innovations, this group creates a cutting-edge acoustic sound that retains the integrity and spirit of the Scottish tradition.  Block is a pioneering multi-style cellist, singer, composer, and educator. Hailed by Yo-Yo Ma as the "ideal musician of the 21st-Century," Mike is part of the Grammy-award winning Silk Road Ensemble, a graduate of the Juilliard School, and an Associate Professor at the Berklee College of Music.

Effervescent and engaging, Boston-based fiddler Hanneke Cassel is a performer, teacher and composer whose career spans over two decades. Her style fuses influences from the Isle of Skye and Cape Breton Island with Americana grooves and musical innovations, creating a cutting-edge acoustic sound that retains the integrity and spirit of the Scottish tradition. 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.”

Ticket link: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4314725 

 

All photography provided by Joel Sonenshein, Andrew Geoff, Bob Doran, and Chuck Johnson.