Shannon Heaton Music

17 February 2017

Boston-based Irish flute player/singer Shannon Heaton presents traditional music masterfully. Her dance tunes and ballad singing are steeped in the tradition (sheís logged time in the Irish music meccas of Clare, Chicago and Boston). She is a warm, entertaining performer and received a 2016 Artist Fellowship from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. She was also named  Live Irelandís Female Artist of the Year in both 2010 and 2011 and IANís Female Musician of the Year in 2009.



In performance, Shannon expertly blends new compositions with rare, traditional gems. She is a warm, entertaining performer and excels at making traditional music relevant and accessible to a wide variety of audiences.


Harry and Kieran use some of Shannon's arrangements during the Wednesday evening sessions. You can also listen to the arrangements online on Shannon's YouTube site and her Tune of the Month videos for Learning Irish Flute which are invaluable resources for our junior (and senior) Irish Traditional musicians (and parents) to listen to and play along with as they practice.