Aislinn Gagliardi is an Irish harpist and composer based in Chicago who is well sought after as a performer, teacher and recording artist. Drawing from her background in Irish dance and influenced by a diverse musical range from classical to Cape Breton Aislinn's distinct style shines through her music in an open and honest way. Known for her syncopated and melodic accompaniment, her compositions and arrangements offer a fresh perspective to the Irish music tradition. Aislinn's recently released debut solo harp album The Thin Place has been called "stunning a monumental piece of work from a very talented and driven harper" (Jack Baker of Irish American News).
Aislinn frequently teaches and performs at festivals throughout the Midwest, at the Old Town School of Folk Music, and from her private studio/via Skype. She also regularly co-hosts traditional Irish music sessions in and around Chicago.