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Mount Piper Reel

Lost And Found Jig/ Mouse In The Mug

Seán Buí/ Green Fields Of Woodford

Máire Rua/ Na Ceannabháin Bhána

Iniscealtra/ The Duharra

Stonemason's Jig/ Old Joe's Jig

High Level Hornpipe/ Coalminer's Reel


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Playing Since: 1974
Experience Level: Expert/Professional

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Occupation: Musician and Banjo player

Gender: Male
My Instruments:
Guitar, tenor banjo, mandolin, bouzouki,vocalist

Favorite Bands/Musicians:
Ted Greene, Ruby Braff, Kevin Griffin, The Mulcahy Family, Norman Blake, Doc Watson,Tony Rice, Doyle Lawson

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Created 2/9/2016
Last Visit 11/26/2020

Tony O'Rourke is a Melbourne born musician who plays guitar,tenor banjo, mandolin, and Irish style bouzouki. Aside from Irish music he also performs and teaches bluegrass and bluegrass gospel music. He studied jazz guitar at Bruce Clarke's Guitar Workshop for 5 years in the 1970s before hearing the music of Norman Blake at which point he started his long journey into folk music styles of both North America and Ireland. In 1986 he was awarded The Tim Whelan Tune Writing Award for his composition “The Town Of Uranquinty”, in 1987 placed 2nd to his musical friend Andrew Clermont in The National Flatpicking Championship, and has won numerous instrumental awards at The Frances Folk Gathering in South Australia. Performance credits include John Carty, Martin Hayes Trio, Antóin MacGabhann & Mick O'Connor, Danny Spooner, Cobbers, Free Selectors, Dancing With The Angels Gospel Group, and The Cal Martin Diamond Valley Big Band.

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