Expand Your Ears: with Irish Flute Player Shannon Heaton
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About the Event
This event will be free for AFS members, with paid tickets available for non-members to attend. Registration will open closer to the event date.
Irish flute player Shannon Heaton was exposed to a variety of music traditions early on. By age 16, she’d lived in Nigeria, Thailand, and all over North America. Shannon received a flute degree from Northwestern University and a Diploma di Merito from Academia Chigiana in Siena, Italy. She eventually settled in her adopted home of Boston in 2001, where she was named 2016 Traditional Artist Fellow by the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Shannon is a warm, entertaining performer and an empowering teacher. She excels at making Irish music relevant and accessible to a wide variety of audiences. She hosts the Irish Music Stories Podcast, performs in a duo with guitarist husband Matt Heaton and has been bringing people together with her ShannonHeatonMusic YouTube channel since 2015. During pandemic days, this virtual community has come together for a weekly online music session on Saturdays 2pm Eastern.