The Long Musical Career of Pat O’Scannell
It was 35 years ago that a young Pat O’Scannell arrived in Ashland to work for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival as an instrumentalist specializing in early woodwinds and reeds, also doubling as a vocalist and on viola da gamba. Today, she continues her career as a freelance musician and teacher.
“I specialize in coaching and teaching early and traditional styles, as well as performing and creating programs in those styles,” Pat said. “The main instruments that I teach, in addition to the voice, are recorders and other fipple flutes, early double reeds, and viola da gamba. I am fluent in traditional Irish music as well, and teach the tin whistle and skills related to singing and the performance of Celtic music.”