Dear Green Place

Saturday, 6-8pm

If you're like me, and love All Things Celtic, then we have much in common. There's something about the Celtic lands - full of beauty, mystery and lore. And full of wonderful music, with songs to feed our imagination, honor tradition and tell stories...and tunes that stir our blood and invite us to dance.

Join me for music of Ireland, Scotland, England, Wales, Canada, Australia....and America. Anywhere the jigs and reels are being played, or songs are being sung.

I'll try each week to bring you a pleasing mix of vocal and instrumental, ages old and some of the most celebrated performers out there, such as: Battlefield Band, the Chieftans, Silly Wizard, De Danann, Cherish the Ladies, Martin Carthy,Dick Gaughan, Kate Rusby...and oh, so many more!

So, let's go traveling together. You won't need a passport or a suitcase...and you won't need a plane ticket to get to....The Dear Green Place.

Listening to music is great.  But hearing it played live is the BEST! To find out about celtic concerts and festivals in this area, please visit my website – 

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2:27 pm
Fri December 5, 2014

Mai Hernon and Mick McEvilly Live on The Dear Green Place

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.

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12:00 am
Wed July 10, 2013

Dear Green Place Interview with Mick Broderick of Slide


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.

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5:00 pm
Sat June 15, 2013

Charlie Zahm Brings A Distinct Voice to Upcoming Scottish Games

Charlie Zahm

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.  

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3:35 pm
Mon February 11, 2013

John Molineux on Making Music

John Molineux

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.

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2:26 pm
Mon July 23, 2012

Changeling on Dear Green Place

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

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