Aubrey Atwater From Warren, Rhode Island, award-winning musician, vocalist, writer, and dancer, Aubrey Atwater presents captivating programs of folk music, dance, and narration. Aubrey is in great demand for performances and classes and has performed throughout the United States as well as England, Ireland, and Canada. She sings and plays the mountain dulcimer, old-time banjo, guitar, mandolin, and Irish tin whistle, and thrills audiences with highly percussive traditional clogging. In a scholarly, yet humorous way, Aubrey conveys the heritage behind traditional folk music and dance, showing a deep passion and understanding of folk history and its key players.
Aubrey is particularly well-known as a mountain dulcimer player and teacher throughout the US and beyond. She offers a wide variety of unique workshops, uses over twenty-five mountain dulcimer tunings, and plays in both deeply traditional as well as modern and innovative styles.
She has published eight dulcimer book, and eight CDs. Since moving to Joseph, regon, she has taught for western festivals and clubs, and organizes Dulcimer Week in the Wallowas every July.
Lorinda Jones Performing
songs on the mountain dulcimer and Celtic harp, Lorinda Jones
demonstrates how remaining true to her passion for KY roots music has
led her to a fulfilling life and career as a music therapist, music
educator, performer, and recording artist and publisher.
Lorinda first became interested in the mountain dulcimer as a music educator in the
public schools. Her first books were developed as instructional and song materials for her classroom. As she began teaching adults, she continued to arrange music to meet the needs of her students, and formed the Heartland Dulcimer Club, now an active non-profit organization striving to preserve the traditional music of Kentucky and southern Appalachia.
Lorinda continues to teach at festivals and camps across the United States is
a member of the Kentucky Arts Council, Performing Arts on Tour Directory, and the newly formed Arts in Healing Program, a community outreach program of
the Kentucky Center for the Arts.
Heidi Muller is an award-winning mountain dulcimer player, singer-songwriter, and guitarist. She discovered the dulcimer in 1984 and was first influenced by 4-equidistant-string fingerpicking. She then crossed paths with old-time music and started playing and teaching 3-string fiddle tunes. Living in Seattle, she gave workshops across the Pacific Northwest and down the West Coast for fifteen years before moving to West Virginia, where she taught dulcimer in schools and residency programs. Heidi soon became a popular instructor at festivals across the county. Described by Dulcimer Players’ News as “one of the dulcimer community’s best songwriters and performers”, her original waltz “Leaving the Methow” is featured on the Masters of the Mountain Dulcimer, Volume Two recording.