WYSO

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.

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Scottish singer Julie Fowlis visited the WYSO studios ahead of her performance at Clark State Performing Arts Center. She spoke with WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota and Dear Green Place host Cindy Funk about singing in Gaelic, her upcoming album Alterum, and more.

The Irish Rovers
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The Irish Rovers will bring original and traditional Celtic music to Dayton for a pre-St. Patrick's Day show at Victoria Theatre.  Dear Green Place host Cindy Funk spoke with the band's George Miller about the band's storied history and latest developments.

The Irish Rovers will perform at the Victoria Theatre in downtown Dayton on Thursday, March 16th at 7:30pm.  Tickets available at ticketcenterstage.com

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Acclaimed Irish singer Cathie Ryan will return to the Miami Valley with her band for a holiday performance at the historic Plaza Theatre in Miamisburg.  Ahead of her visit, Ryan spoke with WYSO's Cindy Funk about Irish and American holiday traditions, songs of the season and more.

Cathie Ryan will perform The Winter's Heart on Wednesday, December 14th at the historic Plaza Theatre in Miamisburg.  More details and tickets available here: https://sunnyskies.ticketleap.com/cathie-ryan/

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.

Heywood Banks Bring Humor To The WYSO Studios

Mar 27, 2014

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. 

   

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