Violinist Ed Caner’s House Concert at CVNP Features Irish Step Dancer/Musician Brian Bigley

Sun 1/12 @ 4:30PM

Each month from early fall until the spring, local violinist Ed Caner hosts “house concerts” at Cuyahoga Valley National Park’s Hines Hill Conference Center (it’s homier than it sounds).

He invites different guests to perform with him each month, mostly drawn from his vast network of local players cultivated over his years of playing with local bands ranging from noisy underground bands to rootsy rock bands like Hey Mavis, the one he current has with his wife vocalist/banjo player Laurie, as well as his years playing in local orchestra violin sections and being an on-call player for touring acts ranging from Wayne Newton to Luciano Pavarotti to Jimmy Page and Robert Plant as well as Broadway shows. Plus he’s a physics professor at Case Western Reserve University.

This month’s guest is native Clevelander Brian Bigley, an Irish step dancer who also plays penny whistle and Uilleann Pipes, which he began studying at the age of eight after hearing them played at the West Side Irish American Club. He’s toured extensively in both Europe and the U.S. and has even studied pipe making to get exactly the sound he wants.

Admission is $25, $20 for CVNP Conservancy members, $10 for students with ID.


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