of Fiddlers and Fishermen is our annual open mic tribute to
the sea. It is a full night of local talent starting with a
traditional Irish "Seisiún" where musicians
gather for an 'unplugged' jam session of Irish tunes. A steady
parade of musicians follows, including some fiddlers and some
fishermen. And some are even both! The kitchen stays open throughout
the evening serving up bowls of homemade chowder and chili,
and freshly baked desserts.
Mike Fischman is known for his work with the
John Michaels Group; the folk duo, Folk Support Group; and the
occasional band, Spike Le
Fish and the Bluegrass Derelicts. Then there is the seventeen
piece swing band, the dixieland jazz band, the Irish group and
a contra dance group. He is also known by many in this area as
the Friday evening DJ on WRIU's Bluegrass Breakdown; and
for single-handedly keeping alive one bad pun after another.