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Paul Oorts (Uncredited)

Paul Oorts

Belgian multi-instrumentalist Paul Oorts has wide-ranging musical tastes and talents.  He is equally at home with Celtic, American, and European traditions including his native Flemish and French music.   Since moving to the DC area in 1997, he is often heard playing for English and contra dances at Glen Echo.  He plays mandolin with the Rigatoni Brothers, a duo specializing in Italian-American music, and directs the hammered dulcimer ensemble Carillon.  Dr.

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Paul Oorts & Karen Ashbrook 5/6/13: Paul Oorts & Karen Ashbrook

The multi-instrumentalist is joined by his musician wife on the hammered dulcimer and wooden flute for a program of traditional instrumental music. Presented in cooperation with the Embassy of Belgium as part of the “European Month of Culture.”

Paul Oorts & Karen Ashbrook

The multi-instrumentalist is joined by his musician wife on the hammered dulcimer and wooden flute for a program of traditional instrumental music. Presented in cooperation with the Embassy of Belgium as part of the “European Month of Culture.”
A Traveller’s Dream: Celtic Explorations 6/7/02: A Traveller’s Dream: Celtic Explorations

A Traveller’s Dream: Celtic Explorations features Maggie Sansone— hammered dulcimer; Karen Ashbrook—Irish flute; Guy George—saxophone; Paul Oorts—guitar; and Jesse Winch—percussion.

A Traveller’s Dream: Celtic Explorations

A Traveller’s Dream: Celtic Explorations features Maggie Sansone— hammered dulcimer; Karen Ashbrook—Irish flute; Guy George—saxophone; Paul Oorts—guitar; and Jesse Winch—percussion.
Karen Ashbrook and Paul Oorts 4/13/01: Karen Ashbrook and Paul Oorts

Karen Ashbrook, Paul Oorts & Friends play selections from their new album, Celtic CafT, hailed by The Washington Post as "a thoroughly enjoyable and evocative travelogue."

Karen Ashbrook and Paul Oorts

Karen Ashbrook, Paul Oorts & Friends play selections from their new album, Celtic CafT, hailed by The Washington Post as "a thoroughly enjoyable and evocative travelogue."

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