Aileen Sweeney
Board Member

Aileen Sweeney

Aileen is a Glaswegian composer and accordionist who studied at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland for both her undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. Aileen’s recent success at The Scottish Awards for New Music, saw her accordion concerto ‘Winter’ win the award for ‘Large Scale New Work’ sponsored by PRS in 2023 as well as  ‘Above the Stars’ performed by The London Philharmonic Orchestra winning 2 years prior.

Brought up around folk music, Aileen loves rattling out some reels on the box alongside her work as a contemporary classical composer. As well as composing, Aileen enjoys a natter and co-hosts the Ear to the Ground podcast with Ben Eames, talking to Scottish/Scottish based composers about their work and promoting their music in partnership with New Music Scotland. If she’s not composing or gigging with her bands, she can probably be found climbing up a hill, binging on a Netflix documentary or venturing to a Scottish island in her tent.

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