Custy's Interview Series - Music Video #118 - Aíne Heslin

The Tunes Foundry is the new album from Co. Clare based flute player Áine Heslin.  On this video she talks about the album and her background in music growing up in Clare.  Aíne has been immersed in the music of west Clare from childhood and takes her musical  inspiration from the locality that has been so much a part of her life. Playing led to composing and a number of her own compositions found their way onto a cassette-tape that she recorded in 1994 called ‘Breaking Ground.’  Following that release she began to immerse herself in Clare traditional music again and qualified to do a Master's in Irish Traditional Music Performance in UL, graduating with honours in 2004. “My time doing the Master's gave me a wonderful insight into the culture, keeping our tradition alive, respecting and honouring past and living musicians and also moving the tradition on - it is a living tradition!”

Read our full launch article here.

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