Archive: IMBOLC 2023

Aisling Lyons, multi-award winning harper, concertina player & composer from County Clare has been described as '..the finest young Irish harpist at work today..' - Songlines Magazine & 'one of traditional music’s finest musicians’ by Hot Press Magazine in 2022 after the release of her debut album ‘Aistear’. She is the holder of 8 All-Ireland titles & has performed all around the world, from Europe to the U.S, Australia & China. Aisling graduated with a First Class Honours Degree in Irish Music from the University of Limerick in 2018 & as a Professional Master of Education in 2021. She currently tutors harp at the Irish World Academy, Limerick & at University College Cork.

Aisling is an experienced concertina teacher also, having taught masterclasses at festivals such as Consairtín, Milwaukee Irish Fest Summer School (USA) & Swaledale Squeeze (UK). Aisling was nominated in the ‘Best Folk Instrumentalist’ & ‘Best Emerging Artist’ categories at the RTÉ Radio 1 Folk Awards in 2022.