Aaron O’Rourke has, in a short period of time, gained recognition as one of the top innovators of the mountain dulcimer today. His musical journey began with playing bass in a punk band which continues to be a subtle but important influence on his composing and arranging. Having won numerous competitions on dulcimer he now focuses on teaching and bringing the instrument to an audience outside of the dulcimer community.
Recently his musical interests have been broadened to pursuing Celtic fingerstyle guitar as well as banjola. He is currently working on his first dulcimer instructional book and has plans to release a new cd in the highly near future featuring some of his unique fingerstyle arrangements as well as original compositions for the banjola.