Two Local Musicians Pair up for National Park Concert

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Date: October 5, 2016
Contact: Pamela Barnes, 440-546-5994
Contact: Maggie Olson, 330-657-2909 ext. 109

Brecksville, Ohio– On Sunday, October 16, master fiddler Ed Caner is joined by multi-instrumental Hal Walker for an intimate concert in Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP). Presented by the Conservancy for CVNP and the National Park Service, the show is part of the CVNP Concert Series.

A Kent native, Hal Walker is a fixture of the northeast Ohio arts community. He is the resident musician at Kent State's Wick Poetry Center and has developed a modern version of a traditional African instrument called a banakula. He specializes in guitar, piano, harmonica, khaen, jew's harp, and concertina, and has a soaring baritone singing voice. He shares the stage with the concert host Ed Caner, who has served has a sideman for over fifty touring acts and is the co-founder of local band Hey Mavis.

Tickets can be purchased at Tickets are $8 for Conservancy member and $10 for non-members. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.Concert begins at 7:00 p.m.The concert takes place at the Hines Hill Conference Center, located at 1403 West Hines Hill Road, Peninsula, OH 44264. The venue is not wheelchair accessible.

Hines Hill Conference Center is a restored bank barn located on the same campus as the Conservancy's administrative offices and is available with the Stone Cottage as an event rental space. The Cuyahoga Valley National Park Concert Series hosts one concert per month at the Conference Center, coordinated by Ed Caner.
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.orgor call 330-657-2909.

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 or call 330-657-2752.



Last updated: October 5, 2016

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