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The Easy Club (reel in Amaj)

The Easy Club – not necessarily an easy tune but a lovely one. We play many more besides that every Thurs night in Cruises Bar from 8:30 till about 11pm. Join us there this week or whenever you’re around. https://www.facebook.com/AineHeslinMusic/

 

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Bill on flute,  Paula on concertina and Brian on flute.

 

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In the background; Brian on flute, Michael on accordion. In the foreground; Betty on fiddle.

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Martin singing a lovely song about Co. Clare.

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Howard in the background on tinwhistle and Satoshi on flute.

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It’s all a blur!! 😉

 


Thurs 8:30pm (2nd Feb ’17)’Cruises’

Join Jimmy Clancy, myself and all our visitors – regular and new – in Ennis tonight. Open seisiún at Cruises Bar under the hospitality of Pat and Teresa! 🙂 We had no photos taken last week so here are a couple from the previous week. We’ll probably be here at Cruises St Patrick’s Day EVE – so you can be planning ahead now! 😉


Thurs trad/Cruises (- almost Feb?)

All are welcome to come in to Cruises Bar Thurs weekly at 8:30pm and listen/join in…we’re having a ball! Tunes, tunes and more tunes. Jimmy Clancy has a store of old one and new ones which keeps things buzzin’. Many visiting musicians each week – from all corners of the world! Some photos from last week taken by our visiting fiddler, Betty Connor – thanks for sharing them Betty!

Go to https://aineheslinmusic.com/shop/ to hear some tracks from my CD ‘The Tunes Foundry’

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Orla, Áine, Jimmy, Bill, Patrick, Jerry and Colm. Photo by Betty Connor

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Áine Heslin and Jimmy Clancy. Photo by Betty Connor.

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Áine, Jimmy, Bill, Patrick, Jerry and Colm. Photo by Betty Connor

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Sean nós dancing before our session finished – thanks Satoshi.

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Áine Heslin and Jimmy Clancy. Photo by Betty Connor.


Thurs 19th Jan 8:30pm (Cruises)

Join us for some tunes tonight if you’re in town – Jimmy Clancy on accordion and myself, Áine Heslin on flute, and our visitors of course!! Some photos from last Thurs.

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John, Patsy, Paula, Mick (taking a break) Mícheal, Jerry and – I’m sorry, I’ve forgotten our Italian flute-player’s name!!

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Colm, Satoshi, myself and Jimmy.

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Bill, Betty, Aiden, Kieran and John.

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Betty, Aiden, Kieran, John and Patsy.


Thurs session in Cruises/Jan 12th

You coming in tonight? Cruises Bar 8:30pm. Put on your Uggs and snowboots…and be careful – could be some very precarious music played – risky reels, jigs in jeopardy and a hazardous hornpipe or two. (For those of you countries with lots of snow – just to let you know – we’re MAYBE in for between 1 and 3cm! So lots of prep!) Here are a few photos of last week – might not have everybody in photos, apologies. Lovely night.

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Jimmy and Michael having the craic! 🙂

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Michael, Betty, Bill and Jerry

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Satoshi joining in!

 

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Mick and Paula.

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Orla on keyboards


It was 2016’s last Thurs seisiún…!:)

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Lovin’ the tune! Patsy, Ritchie and Michael at Cruises Thurs night session – also Michael behind Patsy on the left.

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There was a great gang (flute players Bill and Áine missing from the photos) and many fine tunes were played Thurs night and I want to thank the listeners (mostly out of the pictures) who gave such great appreciation that everyone had a ball! Happy New Year to all!

See you at the Cruises Thurs night sessions in….2017! (Thurs Jan5th) 😉

 


Thurs 29th Dec 2016

What better than to be spending time with friendly musicians who continue to join us every Thurs in Cruises Bar from 8:30 for those couple of hours with tunes, stories of woe or of laughter and always welcoming some new friendly faces!! This time, as well as welcoming as many musicians as want to come – we would particularly like to invite people to come and listen to all these diverse instrumentalists with their different talents – FREE CONCERT in effect (apart from the price of a drink and a taxi). We don’t claim to be world class at all times (you can never tell who is in town though..!) and love to have the warmth of a friendly audience around us. Thank you for all the support this past year. Paula O’Regan and Patsy Hanrahan are planning to be there – a great start!

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Thurs last and Thurs 22nd Dec!

Have to show some photos (taken by Patrick Keating) of last Thurs – great night with nearly a dozen lovely musicians! My first time meeting with Dessie Mulkere, banjo/flute-player/singer all rolled into one. Oh, and add ‘composer’ to the list too as he played us a couple of lovely tunes of his. Jimmy Clancy was anxious that I meet him and I was delighted he asked him to come. But there were more than Dessie as you can see. Great night – and looking forward to this Thurs night – Christmas Eve (reel) will be played…again. (One of my favourites at any time of year). Please feel free to join in. If I don’t see you – a very happy Christmas to you and your families!

A video and few photos taken on my phone – see below..

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Jimmy Clancy, Patrick Keating, Michael Brown, Patsy Hanrahan and Michael McGrath.

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Michael McGrath, Betty and Bill from Seattle, Paula O Regan (hidden!)and Mick Coffee.


2nd Thurs before Christmas! :)

Seisiún-time again for many Thurs 15th at Cruises Bar, Ennis. Join us at 8:30pm for tunes and merriment! I promise to wear the Christmas jumper….. NEXT Thursday! 😉 Here are some photos from last Thurs – including a special birthday lady who sang for us!! (Nóirín!)

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Noirín Lynch included us in her birthday in the best way – with a song, beautiful! Thanks Noirín! x

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Jerry from Canada and Clara from Ennis (Argentina!) and of Los Paddys de las Pampas

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Quentin Cooper (The Fiddle Case) and Paula O’Regan on fiddle with Andy Lambert on bouzouki

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Jimmy Clancy, Patsy Hanrahan and Canadian – Jerry!


Looking for tunes in Ennis tonight?

Come on down to Cruises Bar for 8:30pm where I’ll be playing as usual with Jimmy Clancy and a fine gathering of musicians (or maybe we’ll be quiet tonight due to the weather?? Nah! 🙂 Jigs and reels, waltzes and hornpipes – all very warming!) Order a hot toddy or maybe a nice meal. See you there. Bring your instrument if you play.

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Cruises session captured by Patrick Keating

Above is a photo taken on the first night of Tradfest.


Getting cosy in Cruises!

Thurs 17th – tonight – Jimmy Clancy hosts the seisiún with me from 8:30pm and it’ll be lovely to have you with us if you are wrapping up and braving this winter’s day. Bring your favourite tunes tonight – we all have favourites and it’s nice to get to play them.

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In Cruises Bar

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In Cruises Bar

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Photo by Patrick Keating


TradFesting starts already!

We had lovely visiting musicians last Thurs at Cruises Bar (some photos below) and some beautiful old tunes were breathed life into! Also, played a couple of my new tunes and it’s such fun to hear others play them! Jimmy Clancy will be hosting again on Thurs night from 8:30pm – first night of Ennis Trad Fest 2016 but there are at least seven other sessions going on around Ennis Thurs night alone so you’re feet will be tapping right around the town (if you plan to be on the move!!) All welcome.

 


Cruises Bar Thurs sessions

Thurs 27th Oct.

We’ll be playing in the front bar from 8:30pm till not very late so do come out to hear a few lively tunes – in fact, a great mix of tunes!! Jimmy Clancy on accordion, myself on flute/whistle and we’re always joined by a host of fine musicians. Watch out for the Ennis Trad Fest coming up in a couple of weeks…some of you already packing your bags I hear! Some recent Thurs photos…:)

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Kevin O’Connor visiting uilleann piper

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This coming Thurs..(13th)

I am really enjoying these Thurs night early sessions in Cruises Bar (8:30pm – 10:45pm)! Jimmy Clancy has some lovely tunes that I’m picking up and we have great fun with visiting musicians – some regular now! Below are a selection of photos from recent and past Thurs nights…apologies if names are incorrectly spelled or missing!

Áine Heslin and Leslie Glassmire

Áine with Leslie Glassmire

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Patsy Hanrahan (in background) and Áine McCarthy Kent.

Christy from Newbridge /concertina as well as a great sean-nós singer

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Paula O’Regan

Joe Hanrahan

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Conor Lynch

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Mark – from North Carolina

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Patsy Hanrahan, Liam O’Connor, Áine and Jimmy.

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Fr. Pat Horgan, Florida/Kilfinora


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


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.


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.


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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