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Grammy Award-winning O'Connor Band brings 'An Appalachian Christmas' back to UW's Meany Center / Seattle Times

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The Grammy Award-winning O'Connor Band( Maggie O'Connor, Mark O'Connor, Kate Lee O'Connor; Joe Smart, Forrest O'Connor and Geoff Saunders) is returning to Meany Center for the Performing Arts Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 16 and 17, for the group's second year in a row performing "An Appalachian Christmas." That's certainly been the lesson learned in 2017 by the O'Connor Band, which is returning to Meany Center Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 16 and 17, for the group's second year in a row performing "An Appalachian Christmas." The two-year-old musical partnership of renowned fiddler-composer Mark O'Connor - titan of Americana, i.e., a style bridging progressive bluegrass and singer-songwriter country-folk - and his violinist wife, Maggie O'Connor; son and mandolinist Forrest O'Connor; and the latter's wife, violinist Kate Lee O'Connor, has faced some enviable problems. 

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