March 5, 2023
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Athenaeum Center for Thought & Culture is proud to welcome Scythian to our Historic Main Stage!
There once was a roving fiddler. He approached a small village, and before long, was spotted by a farmer. This farmer spread word to all of his friends and neighbors– the roving fiddler was on his way! Soon, the entire town had stopped what they were doing, they left their work behind and gathered in the barn. And the fiddler played, and the people danced and laughed and left their worries behind.
The next day, things returned to normal. The people returned to their work and their ordinary lives. But every now and then, the roving fiddler would appear again in the distance, and the people would spread the word that he was on his way. They left their work, gathered together, and and enjoyed the spirited music the fiddler brought them, dancing and leaving their worries behind for a moment.
Brothers Alexander and Danylo, the founders of Scythian, were inspired by the story of the roving fiddler, a story they grew up hearing from their grandmother. Through the music of Scythian, they strive to bring the spirit of the roving fiddler to their own audience- to make everyone stop for a moment and dance without a care!
Join Alexander, Danylo, Johnny, and Ethan of Scythian at the Athenaeum Center March 5!
Chicago’s own Irish band, The Great Whiskey Project will be the opener.