About Tim Connell of Mando Planet


Mando Planet, the next show at Chestnut House Concerts, includes Jack Dwyer (see previous post) and Tim Connell from Portland, Oregon.  Tim is a graduate of the prestigious New England Conservatory of Music and a virtuoso multi-instrumentalist with over twenty-five years of professional performing experience. TimConnell

Tim Connell is a rising star in the acoustic music scene, forging a sophisticated and worldly voice for the mandolin in his work with Mike Marshall, Avi Avital and Radim Zenkl in the international mandolin supergroup The Ger Mandolin Orchestra.

 Tim records and tours with the Brazilian choro group Rio Con Brio;  performs with acoustic guitar great Eric Skye; and with Mando Planet –  mandolin duo arrangements with fellow 8-stringer Jack Dwyer. 

The following video is none of the above – just Tim Connell on vacation with his family recording a new song “Black Butte Waltz”. 

Mando Planet will be performing at 7 pm on Friday, March 28th. Potluck at 6 pm.  Call/text 717-940-9311 or email tlehman9@gmail.com to save a seat.  

Mandolins & the Blue Moon


painting by Kathy Krisinski ~ Portland, Oregon

In 2012 artist Kathy Krisinski attended a house concert at the popular Abbie Weisenbloom series in Portland, Oregon. Jack Dwyer, Tim Connell and Marijke Wiesenekker were playing mandolin along with Michiel Wiesenekker on guitar.  It was not only a full moon that night, but a blue moon. Following the show the musicians jammed together until 2 a.m. and the good energy from the evening inspired Kathy to paint the blue moon guitar and 3 mandolins painting that sold to someone in Germany.

Though it won’t be a full moon on the 28th, Mando Plant featuring Jack Dywer and Tim Connell will be bringing that same energy to Chestnut House Concerts on Friday, March 28th.  Potluck is at 6:00 pm and the show begins at 7:00 pm.  Donations of $15/20 at the door.

Paints, brushes and easels optional.