Sun, Mar 13 | Zoom

Expand Your Ears: with Irish Flute Player Shannon Heaton

If you get a tune in your ear and your heart first, it can be easy to find it in your fingers. Shannon will teach a simple Irish tune directly, demonstrate aspect of traditional wood flute style and of Irish culture, and how to apply the techniques of social, aural learning to other repertoire.
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Expand Your Ears: with Irish Flute Player Shannon Heaton

Time & Location

Mar 13, 2022, 3:00 PM CDT
Zoom

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.

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