Folk singer to perform at OUS

Published 8:07 am Friday, November 3, 2017

The Ironton Council for the Arts is pleased to announce its second performance of the 2017-2018-concert season. Connie Dover, an accomplished American folk ballad singer, will be performing at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11 in the Riffe Rotunda at Ohio University Southern.

Dover is an acclaimed singer, poet and Emmy Award-winning producer and composer. She was deemed “the finest fold ballad singer America has produced since Joan Baez” by the Boston Globe, and is known for her soaring, crystal-clear voice and inspired arrangements of the music of Scotland, Ireland and early America.

Through her depth and range as a musician, she has established herself a one of the world’s pre-eminent traditional singers. She has released four critically acclaimed albums, performs in concert, on radio and television around the world, and has been featured on NPR’s Weekend Edition, A Prairie Home Companion and The Thistle and Shamrock. Her music can also be heard on several soundtracks of folk and world music.

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In addition to her numerous musical endeavors, Dover is also a recipient of the Speakeasy Prize in poetry and the Yellowstone and Tenton Song Contest Grand Prize.

Tickets for the concert next Saturday may be purchased at the door. Individual tickets are $10, and season tickets are $40. Ohio University students will be admitted free of charge with a valid ID.

Season tickets may also be purchased by visiting the Ironton Council for the Arts website,, or by writing to the Ironton Council for the Arts at P.O. Box 234 Ironton, OH 45638.