Episode #601

Mark O'Connor and the Appalachia Waltz Trio

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Sunday, June 12, 2011

Mark O'Connor Mark O'Connor (Jim McGuire)

Fiddle virtuoso Mark O'Connor is one of those musicians whose talents and ideas are as limitless as the American landscapes that inspire him. This week on Saint Paul Sunday, along with his new Appalachia Waltz Trio, O'Connor brings a program of original compositions, including a new piece called "Vistas," a work which draws from the views of the land around him as well as the many different personal views of musicians. O'Connor is at home in many styles, from Texas swing to jazz to traditional folk tunes to classical. As he explains, his music is all about the journey. And as in most worthwhile trips, he crosses boundaries of all kinds.

Program Details

Mark O'Connor: Emily's Reel
Mark O'Connor: Appalachia Waltz
Trad., arr. Mark O'Connor: Blackberry Mull
Mark O'Connor: Vistas
American, Scottish, Irish, arr. Mark O'Connor: Olympic Reel Medley

Comments [1]

Dillon from Olympia, WA

When I hear the Appalachia Waltz, I think of the film "October Sky."

Jun. 12 2011 09:15 PM

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