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Episode #025: Aaron O’Rourke: Soulful Virtuosity

Aaron O’Rourke: Soulful Virtuosity

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We feature the music and our conversation with Aaron O’Rourke, one of today’s most innovative dulcimer players and composers. At the age of 31, Aaron has already produced an amazing amount of work in solo and ensemble recording and instruction.

Guest: 
Aaron O'Rourke

Music:

• Partita for Dulcimer Chapter 1 from Patreon (2016)
• Mississippi Sawyer from the CD Unaccompanied (2015)
• Cluck Old Hen from the CD Unaccompanied (2015)
• Walking in the Parlor from the CD Prismatic (2013)
• Before I Forget from Patreon (2014)
• Between the Wars from the CD Banjammer (2011)
• Spoon from the CD Unaccompanied (2015)
• Amazing Grace from the CD The Aaron O’Rourke Trio (2007)
• Out of the Dark from the CD Unaccompanied (2015)
• Portland Song from Patreon (2015)

Website Resource Links:

Aaron O'Rourke's website
Aaron’s Patreon page

Photos and Videos

Aaron O'Rourke. Photo credit: Nicole O'Rourke.
Aaron O'Rourke. Photo credit: Nicole O'Rourke Photography.

Aaron O'Rourke. Photo credit: Nicole O'Rourke.
Aaron O'Rourke. Photo credit: Nicole O'Rourke Photography.

Aaron O'Rourke. Photo credit: Nicole O'Rourke.
Aaron O'Rourke. Photo credit: Nicole O'Rourke Photography.

Aaron teaching dulcimer workshops.Aaron teaching dulcimer workshops.
Aaron teaching dulcimer workshops.

Wayne, Aaron, and Patricia after the interview. Photo credit: Nicole O'Rourke.
Wayne, Aaron, and Patricia after the interview. Photo credit: Nicole O'Rourke.

Unaccompanied
Unaccompanied
(2016)

Prismatic
Prismatic
(2013)

Banjammer
Banjammer
(2011)

The Aaron O'Rourke Trio
The Aaron O'Rourke Trio
(2007)


Aaron O'Rourke and Mickey Abraham play Lady Be Good


Aaron O'Rourke plays Bach on Banjammer at 2015 Banjammer Gathering


Aaron O'Rourke Trio plays Hangman's Reel at Florida Folk Fest 2011


Aaron O'Rourke plays Bill Cheetham