Aistear – Aisling Lyons


A collection of traditional tunes and new compositions by Clare harpist and concertina player, Aisling Lyons, and friends.

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    “Aistear is a collection of some traditional tunes I grew up playing, my own compositions and tunes of other composers I admire. Music is an incredibly important part of my life and the compositional aspect has allowed me to express and explore emotion during difficult times. Aistear is an expression of my journey to date – including the death of my Dad in 2019 and experiencing grief through the Covid pandemic. Aistear is also an expression of the fun and humour that I enjoy in music, the playful elements as well as the profound” – Aisling

    ‘’..wonderful innate musicality, virtuosity & sense of adventure” – Máirtín O’Connor

    “Her formidable technique gives voice to an intangible, lyrical musicality that keeps the listener in a spell” – Kathleen Loughnane

    “..a really lovely recording that I think any fan of traditional music would enjoy very much” – Martin Hayes

    Harp & Concertina: Aisling Lyons
    Double Bass: Paul O’Driscoll
    Guitar: Jens Kommnick & Seán Lyons
    Bodhrán: Dermot Sheedy
    Fiddle & Viola: Fergal Scahill
    Track Listing:
    1. Hop Jigs: On the Edge/Martha’s Hop Jig
    2. Hornpipe & Reels: Buster’s Dreams/Pigtown/The West Clare Reel/The Boxing Reel
    3. Air: Tune for Dad
    4. Jigs: Cregg/The Fiddler’s Jacket/Helvic Head
    5. Cremonea/Itchy Fingers
    6. Hornpipes: The Old Harvest Home/Newcastle Hornpipe/Thomond Bridge
    7. Jigs: With You in Whitby/Room 2.40/Être Fleur Bleue
    8. Reels: Mulqueeny’s/Frenzied/Drumline Castle
    9. March & Polkas: Jamsey Gannon’s March/Fort of the Pond/Through the Roof
    10. Reels: M&M/The Braes of Busby/The Bunch of Green Rushes
    11. Buíochas
    12. Raindrops/Dnaza Guairena
    Digital Album: Streaming + Download (includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more): €12
    Physical CD: Compact Disc + Digital Album: €15