Autumn Rhodes was raised in a household full of Irish music. At the age of 12 in rural Indiana, she was given a tin whistle for a birthday present and took to it right away. She started performing professionally the next year and hasn’t stopped since. She progressed to the flute shortly after, learning from master players such as Laurence Nugent, Kevin Henry, and John Williams. Known for both her flute and concertina playing, Autumn’s musical prowess is further augmented by her fine unaccompanied singing in both English and Irish. She has place first in the Midwestern Fleadh Cheoil in flute, whistle, concertina, lilting, and sean-nos singing.
Autumn has toured the United States and Ireland with many bands: Soltré, Míra, The Colleens, Purest Green, Edington, Barton, & Rhodes, The Bardic Apostles, Kennedy’s Kitchen, and The Wrenboys. She has played for various Irish dance groups including Siamsa, Celtic Fire, and Kaleidoscope.