Dan Dwyer, the lead singer for Southern California Celtic band The Tinker’s Own
was killed in a motorcycle accident October 15. He was 58 years old.
One of the original founders of The Tinker’s Own, Dwyer was known for his fine
baritone, bones playing, and storytelling. His sense of humor, wit, and fervor
for Celtic music endeared him to audiences and fellow band members. The Tinker’s
Own introduced many Southern Californians to Celtic music and showcased
privately at the 2004 Folk Alliance conference in San Diego.
[Obituary courtesy of the Folk Alliance].
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.