Aisling Lyons is a multi-award winning harper, concertina player and composer from County Clare. Described by Hot Press Magazine as ‘one of traditional music’s finest musicians’ following the release of her debut album ‘Aistear’ in 2022, she holds 8 All-Ireland titles and has toured around the world from Europe to the U.S, to Australia and China. Aisling graduated with a First Class Honours Degree in Irish Music from the University of Limerick in 2018, and as a Professional Master of Education in 2021. Currently, she tutors harp at the Irish World Academy, Limerick and at University College Cork.
Aisling is also involved in a collaborative music residency with Glór and Creative Ireland as well as being a member of bands ‘Harpanno’ and ‘3 on the Bund’, who have both released their debut albums. She has been described as ‘one of the rising stars and budding composers of the Irish harp world – rooted in tradition and beautifully inventive’. In 2021, Aisling collaborated with artist Aideen Barry, on ‘Oblivion’ commissioned by Music Network and the Irish Traditional Music Archives and also performed with Tolu Makay on RTÉ’s ‘Ireland in Music’ & for Michael D. Higgins’ 80th Birthday Celebrations on TG4. Aisling’s debut album ‘Aistear’, supported by Clare County Council, was released in 2021 and has been described as ‘an exceptional CD’ (The Living Tradition), ‘a standout record, flawless’ (Hot Press Magazine) and ‘excellent’ (Folk Radio UK).