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Renowned Hammered Dulcimer Player and Bassist Play House Concert

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Date: January 8, 2014
Contact: Mary Pat Doorley, CVNP, 440-546-5995, 440-343-7355 (cell)

Brecksville, Ohio – On Sunday, January 19, 2014, Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) and the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park will host their monthly house concert featuring former CVNP Artist-in-Residence Ed Caner who serves as both musician and host. The series, which occurs on the third Sunday of every month through May, highlights local guest performers and different styles of music in the intimate setting of a restored bank barn, on the Hines Hill Campus.

This month will feature two shows. Concerts start at 4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Doors open at 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., respectively. Admission: $8 adults, $6 Conservancy members. Seating is limited. Advance sales are recommended and are available by calling 330-657-2909, option 4, or purchasing online at www.conservancyforcvnp.org. Click on Events for listings and registration links. On lecture days, call the Cultural Arts Hotline at 330-650-4636 ext. 228 after 2 p.m. for up-to-date ticket availability and severe weather cancellations.

Violinist/Fiddler Ed Caner has been labeled by the Cleveland Plain Dealer as, "One of the most versatile musicians on the planet." During the past 15 years, he has performed as a sideman for over 50 major acts, including Smokey Robinson, Page and Plant, Natalie Cole, Luciano Pavarotti, Mel Torme, Ray Price, and Leftover Salmon. Most recently, he is a founding member of the band Hey Mavis.

Joining Ed this month will be the immensely talented duo of Tina Bergmann and Bryan Thomas. Tina is a virtuoso hammered dulcimer performer/recording artist known for her driving energy and syncopated rhythms. Pete Seeger described her as "the best hammered dulcimer player I've heard in my life." Tina started played the hammered dulcimer at age eight and made her first recording at age 12. Husband and artistic partner, Bryan Thomas is a versatile and well-respected bassist who teaches at Kent State University and has toured with the Glenn Miller Orchestra and studied Cuban music in Havana with Carlos Del Puerto and others.

Hines Hill Conference Center is located at 1403 W. Hines Hill Road in Peninsula. This is approximately one mile east of Riverview Road.

CVNP encompasses 33,000 acres along the Cuyahoga River between Cleveland and Akron, Ohio. Managed by the National Park Service, CVNP combines cultural, historical, recreational, and natural activities in one setting. For more information visit www.nps.gov/cuva or call 330-657-2752.

The Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park is a nonprofit organization created to engage public support for the park and provide services to enhance public use and enjoyment of the park. For more information about the Conservancy and its membership program, visit www.conservancyforcvnp.org or call 330-657-2909.

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Did You Know?

Historic photo of canal boats along the Ohio & Erie Canal.

The Ohio & Erie Canal, which runs through Cuyahoga Valley National Park, was a 308-mile waterway connecting Lake Erie to the Ohio River. This transportation route, which influenced local and national prosperity, was dug entirely by hand by mostly German and Irish immigrants.