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featuring The O’Connor Band
Fiddler, composer and educator Mark O’Connor is hailed as “brilliantly original” (The Seattle Times) and “one of America’s most beloved and highly regarded violinists” (NPR’s Mountain Stage). He makes a welcome return to Spivey Hall leading the O’Connor Band in an engaging, dynamic show featuring compelling arrangements, virtuosic solos, and tight vocal harmonies. Introducing Mark’s family members: Atlanta native Maggie O’Connor, fiddle; Forrest O’Connor, mandolin and vocals; and Kate Lee, fiddle and vocals. Rounding out the band is National Flatpick Guitar Champion Joe Smart and double bassist/old-time banjoist Geoff Saunders.
Spivey Hall Friends Concert Sponsors:
Claire and Alex Crumbley
The O’Connor Band’s February 2017 Spivey Hall residency is funded in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Georgia Council for the Arts.
“One of the most talented and imaginative artists working in music – any music – today” (Los Angeles Times)