Cullowhee, North Carolina, USA

Whimzik mixes world music including celtic and scandinavian music with mask performance. Kjelsty Hanson makes original masks and performs in them while Glenn plays tunes to match the characters. They provide a lively set that is unusual and stimulates the imagination for people of all ages.


Whimzik is a duo who plays traditional musics from Brittany to Shetland isles to scandinavia and Aetearoa (New Zealand). Glenn Kastrinos has been playing irish music for over thirty years and used to compete in fleadh cheols and accompany musicians in Philadelphia and Ireland. He plays fingerstyle guitar, irish flutes and whistles and sings. Kjelsty is an artist who makes whimsical masks and performs in them. She is also an accomplished bodhran player who plays to the tune. Whimzik have lived in Idaho, then New Zealand for several years and now in the Smokey mountains of North Carolina.


Song of the Seals: Independently recorded in New Zealand.