Acoustic, Celtic, Classical, Easy Listening, Folk, Harpists, Original, Songwriter, Vocal, Vocalist
Born in Borrisokane, County Tipperary, Aine's large musical family encouraged her to pursue a number of different instruments during her youth (which explains her obvious skill at arranging). They played together as a family and attended fleadhs (traditional music festivals). But it was at the age of twelve while at boarding school in Country Galway that Aine discovered her true love - the harp - which she decided to pursue in lieu of the others. After completing school she spent three years developing her talent as a harpist at Bunratty Castle, Country Clare - the perfect setting to emphasize the harp's lyrical connection to Irish history.
"The alluring Irish harpist, singer and songwriter Aine Minogue plumbs ancient Celtic myth and spirituality to offer keys on coping with our noisome modern times. With her beautifully airy soprano and traditional savvy, she has a remarkable ability to be at once provocative and soothing."
Like so many Irish before her, Aine moved to the United States and settled in New England though she continues to concentrate on the traditional music of her homeland, both as a soloist and collaborator.
Aine's harp has entertained former Irish President Mary Robinson and numerous Prime Ministers of Ireland. She is a regular performer at folk festivals and concerts throughout the country.
Previous recordings include, To Warm the Winters Night, The Mysts of Time, Between the Worlds and The Circle of the Sun. Numerous tracks of her music appear on compilations for BMG, Windham Hill, Celtic Heartbeat/ Atlantic, Putumayo and RCA Victor. Her music videos have been aired on PBS's Out of Ireland, as well as the major networks, cable TV and music specialty channels.