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DAVID FLYNN……… Master Guitarist

DAVID FLYNN……… Master Guitarist
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DAVID FLYNN……… Master Guitarist


Dave Flynn is an award-winning composer/guitarist and founder of the unique Irish Memory Orchestra. He has worked with some of the world’s top soloists & ensembles and his music is acclaimed internationally.

He is a leading authority on the interaction between Irish folk music and modern composition, holding a PhD on the subject through the DIT Conservatory of Music & Drama and a Composition Master’s Degree from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama.


Dave Flynn is a Masterful Guitarist” – Sing Out Magazine

Described as a “genre-jumping genius” (, Dave Flynn is an award-winning guitarist, composer, songwriter and arranger who “occupies a unique position in the world of music” (Martin Hayes, The Gloaming).

Flynn’s expertise in classical guitar, composition and traditional Irish music allows him to take audiences on a unique musical journey. He has a repertoire unlike any other musician, mixing stunning arrangements of Irish music and other international styles with improvisations and compositions praised for their ‘power and grittiness’ in the New York Times.

His solo show ‘Dave Flynn – Master Guitarist‘, which premiered at the 2010 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, is acclaimed for being “performed with a level of class unparalleled in a lot of folk/classical crossovers” (Edinburgh Review, Three Weeks Daily)

He has since toured the show around Europe, Japan and New Zealand with the support of Culture Ireland, in the process giving solo recitals at Canterbury Folk Festival (New Zealand), Tournay Irish Music Festival (France) and the Masters of Tradition Festival (Ireland).

Flynn’s regular performances with his own unique Irish Memory Orchestra have led him to appearances at Sori International Festival (South Korea) and Moscow Christmas Festival. He has performed twice with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra at Ireland’s National Concert Hall, in the Irish premiere of Louis Andriessen’s De Staat and a concert dedicated to Flynn’s own music.