Cindy Funk

Host - The Dear Green Place

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.

Ways To Connect

Mai Hernon came by traditional Irish music in her home town whereas her husband Mick McEvilly got to know the genre by listening to the radio.  The duo visited the WYSO studios for a live set on The Dear Green Place and chatted with host Cindy Funk about their musical journey.

Comedian and songwriter Heywood Banks made a stop in Yellow Springs on his way to a two day engagement at Wiley's Comedy Club in downtown Dayton.  Banks joined Norm Whitman and Cindy Funk in the WYSO studios during Detours for an afternoon of songs, stories and lots of laughs.

In this episode of Dear Green Place, Cindy speaks with Mick Broderick of acclaimed Celtic group Slide. They speak about upcoming shows, including a pair of local Irish festivals, the process of recording the group's newest album, and life outside of music.

Pennsylvanian-based musician Charlie Zahm began playing banjo as a teenager and soon switched to guitar.  He became serious about folk music as he got older and began to find his singing voice.  Dear Green Place host Cindy Funk spoke with Zahm ahead of an upcoming visit to Ohio.  The two discussed Zahm's musical roots including his maritime inspiration, finding a balance between musical and family life and much more.

Charlie Zahm will perform next weekend at the Ohio Scottish Games at Lorain Fairgrounds.  

Dear Green Place host Cindy Funk speaks to singer and musician John Molineux from Brittany in France.  They talk about his stint in The John Renbourn group, the state of folk music and much more.

Changeling on Dear Green Place

Jul 23, 2012

This week Cindy Funk was joined by Changeling live in the WYSO studios. Carl and Deborah Cologne haven't been in since 2009, so Cindy and they catch up a little and talk about what it's like to be a have a family and be performing all over the country. In a concert-style live music performance Changeling performed all new and music only heard at their live performances.

To learn more about Changeling, or to purchase their music, visit www.madcelts.com.

Orla Fallon on Dear Green Place

Sep 5, 2011

Cindy Funk, host of Dear Green Place, was joined over the phone by Orla Fallon. Fallon will be stopping in Dayton at the Dayton Art Institute on her tour around the country. 

   

Host highlights features conversations between WYSO Music Director, Niki Dakota and WYSO's volunteer hosts about their programs, how they came to WYSO, etc. This week, Niki chats with Cindy Funk, host of the Dear Green Place. They discuss the roots of Celtic music on the WYSO airwaves and Cindy's love for the genre.

The Dear Green Place airs Saturday afternoons, 3 - 5pm.

It was all music and laughs on Dear Green Place this week. Dear Green Place was so pleased to have Bob Ford and the Ragamuffins live in the WYSO studios. The tunes kept coming and between Bob Ford, Beth Ford and Jan Finkle there were plenty of laughs.