Leslie Anne Harrison is a musician, educator, ethnographer, and writer. She has performed, taught, and conducted research in Europe and the United States and has performed and recorded with Folk Ragout, New Time Ensemble, and The Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park. Leslie holds degrees in classical music performance from Ithaca College and New York University, and a degree in Irish traditional music performance from the University of Limerick. While at Ithaca and NYU, she began playing Irish traditional flute and examining the relationship between classical and Irish traditional flute technique. From there, she moved to Ireland for several years, where she taught music and continued studying Irish traditional flute at the University of Limerick. Leslie has also conducted and presented original research on women in Irish traditional music and is a supporter of equal opportunity in the arts. She lives in New England with her husband. Visit www.LeslieAnneHarrison.com for further information and current projects.