Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council and Music Network presented the online world premiere performance of Dún Laoghaire Guitars, a new composition by Dave Flynn, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown (dlr) Musician-in-Residence 2020. Dave was joined by students from the Guitar Training Centre in Dún Laoghaire for a performance of his new work on here and on Music Network’s social channels on Thursday 20 August at 7.00pm.
"Dún Laoghaire Guitars" - 1st Movement, Dún Laoghaire Harbour
"Dún Laoghaire Guitars" - 2nd Movement, Dún Laoghaire DART
Dave Flynn is the first of three Musicians-in-Residence for 2020, under a scheme jointly funded by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council and the Arts Council and managed by Music Network. During the course of his residency, which began on 12th May, Dave Flynn has been collaborating online with musicians from Dún Laoghaire Guitar Training Centre and their tutor Ciarán Swift, to compose an exciting new composition for guitar ensemble Dún Laoghaire Guitars.
Cathaoirleach of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, Cllr. Una Power: “We’re delighted to have Dave Flynn as the first Musician-in-Residence for 2020. Dave is from the area and has drawn inspiration from it to create this new music. It’s fantastic to have the involvement of young musicians from the County through the Dún Laoghaire Guitar School.”
Commenting on his new composition, Dave Flynn said: "When I was a teenager, I regularly took trips into Dún Laoghaire town. The sounds I heard by the harbour and train station formed a musical picture in my mind that I vowed one day to turn into a piece of music. That day arrived when I was appointed Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Musician in Residence. It's been a very rewarding residency and I'd like to thank Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Arts Office, Music Network and the Arts Council for making it happen.” 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.
Read more about Dave Flynn and his residence as featured on RTE culture here.