Maine violin maker repairs a cherished instrument

From the Portland Herald:

When Mark O’Connor’s instrument shattered, he asked Jonathan Cooper to fix it.

By Bob Keyes bkeyes@pressherald.com
Staff Writer

In his Portland workshop, Jonathan Cooper repairs an instrument owned by violinist Mark O’Connor.

In his Portland workshop, Jonathan Cooper repairs an instrument owned by violinist Mark O’Connor.

The violin crashed to the floor with a sickening thud. Mark O’Connor knew right away the damage was severe, and it left him numb with grief. Since O’Connor first pulled a bow across its strings when the varnish was barely dry, the Maine-made violin has been an extension of his being.

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I'm a novice fiddler and mandolinist. I've played the guitar for many years and also play the recorder, fife, flute, and, more recently, tin whistle. I work in the communications field and, in addition to music, I enjoy photography, writing, gardening, golf and travel.
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