Aaron O'Rourke

Aaron O'Rourke

 


Aaron O’Rourke

Chattanooga, Tennessee
Morning Skills – Level V – Beyond Intermediate with various afternoon electives

Aaron O’Rourke will be returning from our 2016 staff to revisit his work with our more advanced players during the morning hours.

Aaron began teaching and performing on mountain dulcimer at the age of 16. In a short period of time, he became one of the headlining names at many dulcimer festivals across the country. To date, Aaron has authored 20 instructional books for mountain dulcimer.

In 2010, Aaron won the National Mountain Dulcimer Championship held at the Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield, Kansas, making him one of four former National Champions on our staff this summer. Aaron is also a past winner in the Florida Old-time music competition held in Dade City, Florida and the Southeastern Regional Dulcimer Contest in Mountain View, Arkansas.

As a backup and studio musician, Aaron has performed and recorded in a number of different settings featuring the mountain dulcimer in improvisational jazz, classical, old-time, bluegrass, Celtic, latin, and progressive rock.

Aaron is also a regular teacher and performer on banjammer (a hybrid of the dulcimer and banjo). He helps host and produce The Annual Banjammer Gathering which features workshops and performances exclusively on the banjammer.

Check out Aaron’s website at www.aaronorourke.com.

More information from Aaron is available on YouTube. 

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