From the Lute Society of America:

« On the morning of July 16th, 2014, our teacher, friend, mentor and companion, Patrick O’Brien, began his journey beyond the earthly life.
Pat O’Brien was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1947. He played and taught guitars, lutes, and historical harps in his native New York City for almost 50 years; he played and sang folkloric and popular music as well as jazz and contemporary classical guitar before coming to early music. He taught Renaissance and Baroque lutes, vihuela, early guitar, theorbo, archlute, cittern and early harp at Sarah Lawrence, Mannes, N.Y.U., Queens College, Stony Brook U., and SUNY Purchase. … »

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