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Dave Flynn has started his DLR Residency, as the first of three Musicians-in-Residence for 2020 in a scheme jointly funded by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council and the Arts Council and managed by Music Network.

During his Residency Dave Flynn will collaborate with musicians from the Guitar Training Centre in Dún Laoghaire and their tutor Ciaran Swift, to compose and perform an exciting new composition for guitar ensemble, Dún Laoghaire Guitars. All of the collaborative and performance elements will take place online.

Over the three-month Residency, which will run from May to July, audiences will be able to follow weekly video updates, insights, performances and interviews from Dave and his collaborators on DLR’s and Music Network’s social media channels. The Residency will culminate on Thursday 30 July at 7pm with the online premiere of the new work Dún Laoghaire Guitars created during the Residency.


"It's wonderful to be appointed Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Musician-in-Residence. I was born and raised in the area and my deep connections there will inform my residency. I will be composing a cross-genre guitar ensemble piece called Dún Laoghaire Guitars, which I will perform with Ciaran Swift and some of his talented students from Dún Laoghaire's Guitar Training Centre"

Dave Flynn works with some of the world’s best musicians across several genres and his music is acclaimed internationally. He is also a virtuoso guitarist who has toured worldwide. Recent work includes being the first Composer-in-Residence at Ireland's state guest-house Farmleigh and the ground-breaking world premiere of The Vision Symphony by the Irish Memory Orchestra and 26 blind/vision-impaired musicians in glór. Praised in the New York Times for the “power and grittiness” of his music, Dave has redefined the possibilities of orchestral music by creating the cross-genre Irish Memory Orchestra, a “formidable collective of musicians” (The Irish Times) who perform exclusively by memory.

Read more about Dave Flynn and his residence as featured on RTE culture here

 

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