Irish Flute Player & Singer | Composer | Teacher | Podcaster

About Shannon

Deeply rooted in Irish traditional music, Boston-based flute player/singer/composer Shannon Heaton has appeared on stages in four continents. She has shared tunes for learning on her educational YouTube channel since 2015. And after receiving a 2016 Artist Fellowship from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, she launched the Irish Music Stories oral history project which explores universal themes through an Irish music and dance lens. Live Ireland named her Female Artist of the Year in 2011 and 2010; and she was Irish American News’s Female Musician of the Year in 2009.

When she is not playing Irish music, Shannon is an avid runner and hiker, and is STILL able to get lost in her local Middlesex Fells Reservation. Many of her compositions and podcast episodes have been written and developed after long forest explorations.

The Heaton List