Aisling Lyons

Aisling Lyons, teaching the Intermediate/Advanced Harp workshop.

Aisling Lyons is an 8 times All-Ireland Champion harpist & concertina player from County Clare, Ireland. Aisling grew up in a musical home & went on to study music at The Irish World Academy of Music & Dance in Limerick where she graduated with First Class Honours. Aisling is now studying for her Masters degree in Music Education at The Irish World Academy where she is the current harp tutor. Alongside teaching with Music Generation in Clare, she is much sought after as a teacher & performer in Ireland & abroad. Aisling has travelled to Australia, Norway, the U.K, U.S.A, Canada, China, France & Germany giving various workshops & performances. In this workshop, you will learn a mix of dance tunes, ancient harp tunes, airs and modern compositions. Aisling will be giving advice on ways to enhance better technique through fingering suggestions & patterns. There will be guidance given on ornamentation, variations and interesting ways in which to make the tunes sound unique to your own style of playing. Left hand ideas, chord progressions and innovative, rhythmic accompaniment will be covered in these classes. These classes will predominantly be taught aurally (by ear) and it is recommended that recording equipment will be brought to class. Sheet music (ABC notation or stave notation) will be provided also.

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