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Gerry O'Connor To Perform, Teach Irish Fiddle In Miami Valley

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Hailing from a musical family, Gerry O'Connor found his calling as a fiddlerm, dancer and luthier performing with the Irish Rovers and as a solo artist.  O'Connor will visit the Miami Valley for a concert as well as workshops and lessons, and spoke with Dear Green Place host Cindy Funk ahead of his arrival.

Gerry O'Connor will perform at Harmony Creek Church in Kettering on Wednesday, September 25 and will conduct lessons and workshops on Thursday, September 26. Learn more at https://www.facebook.com/events/harmony-creek-church/irish-fiddler-gerry-oconnor-concert-workshops-lessons/343483386529178/

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Cindy Funk has been a lover of folk music of all kinds for so long, she can barely remember when she got hooked.  But it's a good bet that it was WYSO that is responsible! In the 1980's, Cindy hosted a Celtic music show on WYSO called "Shamrocks, Heather and Roses" until 1987.  In the meantime, she was busy performing in the folk group Sweetwater, that played all around the Midwest.  Then, in 2005, Cindy reappeared on WYSO's airwaves with her new show - "The Dear Green Place" - like the earlier show, filled with the traditional and contemporary Celtic music that she loves so much.