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Sun 2nd Oct 2016

‘Ceol Cois Tine’ (music by the fire)

Time has flown by and yes, we are heading towards October so fast that if we trip – we’ll be there!!:) Ceol Cois Tine is a monthly seisiún in Keane’s Bar, Carrigaholt (less than 1hr drive from Ennis) It’s a 7:30pm start this Sun 2nd Oct so there is plenty of time to get home in time for a good night’s rest. Every month Mags Keane asks different musicians to host the seisiún – this weekend it’s myself on flute, Mairéad Considine on concertina (one of the ‘Siarlinn’ founder members) and Martin Noel Tubridy on accordion. All musicians/singers welcome – including the younger musicians who often come to get used to the session scene! http://loopheadclare.com/keanes-bar-grocery-carrigaholt/

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Niamh Casey, Mairéad Considine and Orla Coughlan.


‘Ceol Cois Tine’ (music by the fire)

Time has flown by and yes, we are heading towards October so fast that if we trip – we’ll be there!!:)

Before I tell you about Ceol Cois Tine this Sun OCT 2ND (:0) I just want to remind you that I’ll be playing my usual weekly Thurs seisiún in Cruises with Jimmy Clancy (such a lovely gig where we always have somebody unexpectedly join but also, a few amazing regular fab musicians like Paula O’Regan, Andy Lambert, Patsy Hanrahan – sometimes Patrick Keating and Michael Brown) Last week we had a lovely musician from Louth, Róisín and her partner Shane who were on an extended holiday because they loved Clare so much! (I’ll post a photo or two below)

Ceol Cois Tine is a monthly seisiún in Keane’s Bar, Carrigaholt (less than 1hr drive from Ennis) It’s a 7:30pm start this Sun 2nd Oct so there is plenty of time to get home in time for a good night’s rest. Every month Mags Keane asks different musicians to host the seisiún – this weekend it’s myself on flute, Mairéad Considine on concertina (one of the ‘Siarlinn’ founder members) and Martin Noel Tubridy on accordion. All musicians/singers welcome – including the younger musicians who often come to get used to the session scene! http://loopheadclare.com/keanes-bar-grocery-carrigaholt/

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Martin Tubridy Co. Clare

Niamh Casey, Mairéad Considine and Orla Coughlan.

Great friends of mine at the launch of my album ‘The Tunes Foundry’ in 2015. l to r. Niamh Casey, Mairéad Considine and Orla Coughlan.


It’s the 1st of Sept…cool for school!

I had to mention school, didn’t I?? Surprisingly, many of the musicians that I play with are actually primary school teachers and therefore, are very busy settling into new routines – sometimes new schools – at this time of year. 😦 The sad face is me – missing my summer mates!!

On Mon last though – I had a fine seisiún with Niamh Considine and Matt in the Stella Maris Hotel in Kilkee. We had an unusually attentive audience and the atmosphere was just lovely – Niamh and I played a stormer and they loved Matt’s voice and choice of songs. Watch out for Mon Sept 26th because we’ll be back – 9:30pm.

Tonight! Thurs 1st Sept I’m with Jimmy Clancy  at Cruises Bar, Ennis and we have friends coming. Come and join in with us or just come and enjoy the music (if you say it quickly it almost sounds the same!!)

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Jimmy Clancy and Aine Heslin – photo by Patrick Keating


Mid-July…sunny day!

Yes, it’s Thursday again – had a wonderful seisiún in Crotty’s Bar, Kilrush on Tuesday – do join us next Tuesday there!

Tonight…Thurs July 14th 2016 – Open seisiún at Cruises Bar in Ennis with Aine Heslin, (myself) tin-whistle and flute, Jimmy Clancy button accordion. Starting 8:30pm and all are welcome to join or listen and enjoy the evening together. I will play some new material too. https://www.facebook.com/cruises.bar/?fref=ts

Tomorrow night – Fri July 15th 2016 – seisiún in Fitzpatrick’s Bar, Kilkee with Matt, Áine Heslin and friends (we’ll have a special guest Sorcha Curtin on concertina!). http://www.fitzpatrickskilkee.com/ https://www.facebook.com/FitzpatricksKilkee/?fref=ts


Come West along the road!

Yes – heading home to the West tonight – or close anyway! Helping host a seisiún in Foley’s, Cross ( https://www.facebook.com/pages/Foleys-Bar-Cross-village/137737369646985 or  http://loopheadclare.com/foleys-bar-grocery-shop/)   as the start of the Loophead Gathering Festival (https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=loophead%20gathering%20festival) with some friends and returning visiting musicians incl many from Kildare! Join us there if you’re back. (back West i.e.)


End of June – soon!

Have to show some photos from Cruises last Thurs night – great night! We had several lovely visiting musicians but most especially – we had J.J. Conway  who is flute player with the Tulla Céilí Band for …quite a good many years! He is a gentleman and loves his music. He and Jimmy are old friends, having good memories of their childhood in Kilfenora. The session was alive with flutes, myself, J.J., another Áine – Áine McCarthy Kent from Waterford and towards the end we had a visitor from Boston, Suzanne. We also had Paula McMahon on fiddle, and a first visit (of many hopefully!) from Patsy Hanrahan on piano-accordion.

Join us this Thurs night! (30th June) from 8:30pm – we have to finish by 10:30/45pm as next band setting up so come early!

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From left – Áine McCarthy-Kent, Áine Heslin, J.J. Conway (Tulla Céilí Band) and Rozanne from Boston.

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Jimmy Clancy on accordion, J.J. Conway and Rozanne on flutes

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Paula McMahon on fiddle and Patsy Hanrahan on piano-accordion.


Nearly County Fleadh-time!

Friday June 24th 2016 – Open seisiún with Mairéad Considine, Orla Coughlan and Áine Heslin at Crotty’s Traditional Music Bar in Kilrush. First night of the County Fleadh, Kilrush!! Join us from 9:30pm. http://www.crottyspubkilrush.com/index.php?page=about_crottys_pub

In the meantime – tonight

Thurs June 23rd 2016 – Open seisiún at Cruises Bar in Ennis with Aine Heslin, tin-whistle and flute, Jimmy Clancy button accordion. Starting 8:30pm and all are welcome to join or listen and enjoy the evening together. https://www.facebook.com/cruises.bar/?fref=ts


16th/17th June

Well – Thurs 16th so time to get into Ennis for our Cruises session. Join me,  Jimmy Clancy and friends for some midsummer music and a bit of craic thrown in for good measure!!

Fri 17th It’s time for Fitzpatrick’s Pub in Kilkee playing tunes/songs with Niamh Considine on fiddle and Matt on guitar – call in about 10:30pm and we’ll entertain for the next couple of hours!! Musicians welcome to join.

See https://aineheslinmusic.com/upcoming-events/ for more details of gigs.

Can you believe we’re almost at the longest day of the year already? Hope the good weather returns soon! 🙂

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Session in Cruises Bar with Áine Heslin (flute), Jimmy Clancy (accordeon) and Michael Brown (bodhrán)

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Fitzpatrick’s Bar, Kilkee


Thurs 9th in Ennis

Yes, it’s time for Cruises Bar again tonight. 8:30pm till 10:30/45pm. Looking forward to playing with Jimmy Clancy and I hear there are some visitors coming too! 🙂 Please drop in for a few tunes if you are near. https://www.facebook.com/cruises.bar/?fref=ts

I’d like to take this opportunity to thank all the tourists/visitors who give great attention to our session – it makes our night special.


An exciting long weekend coming!

Yes – it’s that time of year when we mix music and shellfish!! And only the best; Irish Traditional music and fresh local oysters. The May Bank Holiday Weekend in Carrigaholt provides plenty of menu choices besides the shellfish too and all deliciously prepared.

Music everywhere as you can see in the poster below! On Friday I will be in Keane’s lovely homely pub (overlooking the pier) joining Breda (vocals and bodhrán) and Colin Sheehan (concertina). Please feel welcome to join us there from 9pm Friday 29th April.

Watch out also for the Loop Head walking festival – you could have the best combination of exercise, local scenery, local food and of course, local music!!  https://www.facebook.com/LoopHeadWalkingFestival/

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Ennis April 28th Thurs night seisiún

Back again in Cruises Bar (https://www.facebook.com/cruises.bar/?fref=ts) this Thurs night after asking Niamh Casey to replace me for the past two weeks – took an unexpected break!! Thanks Niamh for playing a stormer the last two Thursdays and I’m sure they’ll be seeing you again soon in Ennis! Up the West! Isn’t it lovely to have a flavour of different parts of the county – the Fleadh Cheoil will of course add huge varieties of flavour this August.

So maybe you’ll be able to make it in for a pint or a few tunes or just to listen and enjoy – either way – it’s an open session with myself and Jimmy Clancy (below) and a lovely way to while away a couple of hours.

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Jimmy Clancy accordian Áine Heslin flute/whistle


What’s upcoming!

 

Thurs 31st March 2016 – Open seisiún at Cruises Bar in Ennis with Aine Heslin, tin-whistle and flute, Jimmy Clancy button accordion. Starting 8:00pm and all are welcome to join or listen and enjoy the evening together. Áine will play some new material too. https://www.facebook.com/cruises.bar/?fref=ts

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Jimmy Clancy accordian Áine Heslin flute/whistle

Easter Sunday 27th March – Oh my gosh -we had a lovely seisiún at the open seisiún with Niamh Casey and friends at Myles’ Creek, Kilkee. We thought about/talked about/played about and sang about the Easter Rising 1916! Here are some photos of the night:

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What’s upcoming!

Easter is coming and we start with Thurs night once again in Cruises Bar. Ennis will be full of atmosphere this weekend and trad music is a big part of that. Jimmy Clancy is hosting an open seisiún on Thurs from 8pm with me and anyone else who is up for a few tunes! We had a big gathering last Thurs St. Patrick’s Day and some are returning to us this week too. https://www.facebook.com/cruises.bar/?fref=tshttp://www.cruisesbar.com/

On Easter Saturday night I will be playing in Doonbeg at Madigan’s Bar along with Mairéad Considine on concertina – one of the best-in-the-West! Matt will be singing some great songs!! He will be accompanying us on guitar too of course…Our hosts Marty and Emily Madigan wished to ring in the Easter with some traditional music and song so we hope you can join us there 10:30pm. https://www.facebook.com/Madigans-Doonbeg-113455898988530/?fref=ts#

On Easter Sunday night ( after family celebrations maybe or many chocolate eggs??) I will be joining Niamh Casey and Róisin Considine in Myles Creek Bar, Kilkee. http://mylescreekbarguesthouse.ie/                 8:30pm in front of the open fire! Join us there!

 

 

 

I’m very excited to be playing again on St. Patrick’s Day and this year (2016) it’s at Cruises Bar in Ennis! http://www.cruisesbar.com/

I’ll be joining Jimmy Clancy at 8:30pm after an exciting day in Kilrush where I will have (with success and happiness hopefully!) enabled a group of local young tin-whistlers to march in the parade there! It’s a special year as we know – commemorating the 1916 Easter Rising – and Jimmy and I will endeavour to include some lovely old traditional airs and tunes at the open seisiún in Cruises later that evening; St. Patrick’s Day 17th March.

So if you have spent a lovely day in Ennis with their parade (which will also be spectacular I’m certain!) or are travelling in for the evening and some music – be sure to stroll into Cruises for the craic is bound to be good!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some photos from the Sunday night session in Myles Creek in Kilkee 21st Feb. Great music!

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Roisin Considine, Noel Bermingham and myself played host to a fine selection of visitors – local and not so local! Tom Gorman from Boston (the US one!) and Cree, Co Clare on bouzouki; Harry (didn’t catch the surname) from North England on accordian (left) and his wife who sang (not pictured), Tom from Limerick – a regular visitor – on tinwhistle; my Dad, Jim Connolly on accordian (right) also Christy O’Malley from Kilrush who gave a lovely rendition of The Minstrel Boy. Harry had played for many years in a ceili band in the UK and had some great old tunes that we knew but are seldom heard locally.

 

 

 

 

Looking forward to .. this Sunday Feb 21st 2016  – open seisiún with Niamh Casey and friends at Myles’ Creek, Kilkee 8:30pm. http://mylescreekbarguesthouse.ie/ we hope some of you can venture out and can promise a warm atmosphere with lots of lovely tunes!!

Was at Cruises last night with Jimmy and we had a lovely seisiún – playing at a (for me!) nice manageable pace all evening! Great tunes were unearthed from the dusty corners of the brain – tunes like ‘The Battle of Aughrim’ – haven’t played it for …centuries. 🙂 See you there next Thurs night 11th Feb if you are in Ennis.

Thursday Jan 28th 2016 – Open seisiún at Cruises Bar from 9pm with Jimmy Clancy on accordion. http://www.cruisesbar.com/

Thanks to the hard work of a new friend in Brazil (Marcus Disessa) nearly all of the tunes from my album ‘The Tunes Foundry’ are on thesession.org!! See this link (if it works..) https://thesession.org/recordings/5006

Thursday Jan 21st – Open seisiún at Cruises Bar from 9pm with Jimmy Clancy on accordion. http://www.cruisesbar.com/

Jan 17th 2016 (Sun) – seisiún with Niamh Casey and friends at Myles’ Creek, Kilkee 8:30pm. http://mylescreekbarguesthouse.ie/ hope to see some of our regular friends and of course our musician friends too.

Had the pleasure of playing at the early reception of a wedding in Co. Clare on Saturday last with Matt (Heslin) and Niamh Casey! Trad music was really appreciated and of course some lovely songs by Matt were enjoyed too. Our best wishes to the bride and groom.

Thurs 10th December 2015 – Live performance (Áine on tinwhistle/flute and Matt on guitar/vocals) in the Irish Cultural Centre Hammersmith after the screening of the new film ‘Connected 2 Each Other’ at 8pm.

Podcast of a lovely interview by Pat Costello of Clare FM on his program Gentle Folk 10pm Sunday nights. He plays several tracks from the album and also plays the tune ‘Bláthú’ where I am accompanied by Graham Dunne on guitar (Pat mentioned my husband!!) https://www.mixcloud.com/clarefm/gentle-folk-with-pat-costello-25th-october-2015/

Thanks for the mention in Irish Music Magazine –

(I’ll be performing after the screening of film ‘Connected 2 Each Other’ in the Irish Cultural Centre at Hammersmith Dec10th http://www.irishculturalcentre.co.uk/?q=content/irish-film-club-return-thursdays)

Playing in Cruises Bar, Ennis on 5th Nov (Ennis Tradfest 2015) from 9pm with Jimmy Clancy.

Sunday 15th Nov 2015 – Open seisiún with Niamh Casey and friends at Myles’ Creek, Kilkee from 8:30pm. All welcome.

Oct ’15 Here is a link to the IRISHTV program Limerick Matters taken at the premiere of the ‘Connected 2 Each Other’ film. It is featured in the last section of the program. http://www.irishtv.ie/limerick-matters-52

Sept ’15 What an amazing night at the premiere of Patrick O’ Neill’s new film “Connected 2 Each Other”. So honoured to have a piece in the soundtrack – this is it playing during the video-clip of the night! (Piece is named “Bláthú” and I will have the notes on the website soon.)

If you would like to book Áine for an event, please contact her at aineheslinmusic@gmail.com for available dates.  See also Contact page.