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Dear Green Place

Sunday, 1-3pm

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 contemporary....by 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 – www.thedeargreenplace.net 

Colleen Raney
Kimi Kolba

Portland-based vocalist Colleen Raney will visit the Miami Valley in early December. Ahead of her performance at Stivers School for the Arts, Raney spoke with Dear Green Place host Cindy Funk about growing up in a musical home, two new releases slated for 2018, and the continued growth of Celtic music in popular culture.

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
© Hamish Burgess 2015

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

Larry Kosson

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.

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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