The Mad Batter to celebrate spirits in Cullowhee

The Mad Batter is celebrating their introduction of beer to their menu with live music and a beer tasting from 6 to 8 p.m. June 27.

The event will feature local beer, local food and local musicians, Whimzik and Pat Harren, playing Irish tunes.

Whimzik is comprised of husband and wife duo Kjelsty Hanson and Glenn Kastrinos. The couple moved to Cullowhee from New Zealand. Kastrinos sings and plays a variety of traditional flutes and the guitar, while Hanson plays bodhran, the bones and spoons.

Harren was born in the Bronx to Irish parents but currently lives in Boise, Idaho. He has played the Irish wood flute and pennywhistle for 40 years, and he plays with the Giant Leprechauns in Boise.

Tickets for the event are $5.

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