Dave Flynn - Guitar/Percussion
Photo - John O'Neill
Described as 'a masterful guitarist' in Sing Out! Magazine, Dave Flynn has gained international recognition as a guitarist/composer who defies categorisation in one genre.
He has developed a unique style which draws on his experience in many different music styles including classical, folk, jazz and popular music.
Flynn’s 2009 album, Contemporary Traditional Irish Guitar, showcasing his skills as a guitarist and interpreter of traditional Irish music, has received wide critical acclaim.
Flynn has performed at festivals including The Nuertingen International Guitar Festival, The Guitar Festival of Ireland, The Clonakilty International Guitar Festival and The Masters of Tradition Festival.
His sensitive and tasteful guitar accompaniment style was showcased during The Tune Maker's 2012 tour where he performed with five living legends of Irish music; Liz Carroll, Mairtín O'Connor, Tommy Peoples, Charlie Lennon and Peadar Ó Ríada.
He is also a prize-winning classical guitarist and keen chamber musician having performed with such groups as The Crash Ensemble, The Cosmopolitan Guitar Quartet and The Dublin Guitar Quartet. In this capacity he has premièred works by composers including Michael Gordon, Roland Dyens, Kevin Volans and Philip Glass and he has toured Germany with Hilke Billerbeck, professor of guitar at Hamburg University.
Dave plays a nylon string guitar custom made by the German Luthier Friederike Linscheid.