Dusty Thorburn

Chatons fort! Melodies from the French-Speaking Americas(Intermediate)

Songs and reasonably-paced fiddle tunes from the French-speaking areas of the Americas,
including Acadia, Québec, Louisiana, and Haiti.

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Auprés de ma blonde
Songs of Old Albion (Intermediate)

Ballads and dances from the British Isles dating from the 16th through the 18th centuries. 

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The Rose Tree

A guitarist and occasional mandolin player, Dusty discovered the dulcimer several years ago and has been obsessed ever since, entranced by the simple beauty of the instrument’s design and sound.  He founded River City Dulcimers,
a group of musical friends that meets monthly in Sacramento and is also a Moderator at the popular website
Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer. He currently offers private lessons at The Strum Shop in Roseville. His lessons, arrangements, and compositions combine a respect for traditional sounds with a modern, blues-influenced sensibility.