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Singer-Songwriter Aoife O’Donovan Joins Punch Brothers' Fall Residency

Oct. 1, 2015

Punch Brothers, the virtuosic bluegrass ensemble that has held court as artists in residence at Oberlin since fall 2013, will return to campus Monday through Wednesday, October 5-7, for a three-day residency that includes activities with conservatory students as well as numerous events that are open for all to attend.

Punch Brothers will be joined by their good friend and collaborator, singer-songwriter Aoife O’Donovan, a graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music who has played a major role in shaping the 21st century folk and bluegrass scene in America.

Among the festivities are the return of two popular events from past Punch residencies: a listening party with the band and O’Donovan (Monday at noon in Stull Recital Hall) and a 10 p.m. jam session (Tuesday in the Central Lounge).

Additional sessions new for this residency include workshops for songwriting, banjo, mandolin, fiddle, bluegrass, and ear training for singers. All of these sessions are open to the entire campus community and the public.

Complete events are listed in the Oberlin events calendar — http://bit.ly/PunchBrothersOberlin2015