A Tribute to Charlie Lennon (1938-2024)

I’d like to pay tribute to Dr. Charlie Lennon, an extraordinary man, who sadly passed away this week. I got to know Charlie well when I l…

New Zealand Tour Feb/March 2024

Dave Flynn brings his ‘Celtic Guitar Journey’ show on tour to New Zealand in Feb/March 2024. 16 concert dates across New Zealand have bee…

World premieres at Irish Memory Orchestra’s 10th Anniversary Concert

The Irish Memory Orchestra celebrates its 10th Anniversary at the National Concert Hall, Dublin on 12th August 2023. Included in the prog…

2022 Review: 2023 Preview

As 2022 draws to a close I’d like to thank everyone for supporting my work and the Irish Memory Orchestra during the year. Here is a s…

Welcome to the new website!

I’m delighted to welcome you to my new website, designed by the team at Here are some tips to help navigate the site. S…
Dave Flynn : Irish Minimalism

New album Irish Minimalism

With the title Irish Minimalism, composer Dave Flynn has laid down a marker. Minimalism is associated with America, and specifically with…


July 29, 2024

Donegal Fiddle Summer School 29th July-2nd August

Dave will be attending Donegal’s most important fiddle festival, joining in sessions in Glencolmcille for a few days. This is a festival where Dave focuses on playing fiddle for fun, rather than serious guitar playing, but the guitar may make an appearance from time to time!

He is available for private guitar and composition lessons in Glencolmcille from 29th July-2nd August. He’ll leave the fiddle lessons to the experts!

Contact him here to book a lesson.

Donegal Fiddle Summer School, Glencolmcille, Donegal, Ireland

August 5, 2024

Recording and Mixing at Real World Studios 5th-8th August

Dave returns to Peter Gabriel’s amazing Real World Studios, ten years after he was last there to mix the D.F.F. Pouric Songs album.

This time he’s working on something special related to the Irish Memory Orchestra.

Needless to say, this is not a public event!


Real World Studios, Box, England

August 10, 2024

Feakle Festival of Traditional Music 10th-12th August
One on one lessons available

Dave returns to his favourite East Clare festival for the first time in quite a few years to join in the vibrant sessions that happen all around Peppers bar and in the village pubs.

He’s available for private lessons from 10th-12th August. Contact him here to book a lesson.


Feakle Festival, Feakle, Clare, Ireland

August 17, 2024

‘Chimurenga’ performed at Tartu Classical Guitar Festival, Estonia
performed by Kitarrikvartett ValsPetti & Kartau/Kiivit

Estonian premiere of ‘Chimurenga’.

Also features works by Andrew York and others.

Tõravere Observatoorium, Tartu, Estonia

September 25, 2024

Pirosmani Quartet tour ‘The Cranning’ around Ireland 25th-29th September

20 years after it was composed, a quartet of brilliant young classical musicians, led by Irish violinist Mairead Hickey, will tour Dave Flynn’s String Quartet No.2 ‘The Cranning’ around five venues in Ireland.

Dave may be in attendance to introduce the piece at some of the events. More details TBC later.

Tour organised by the National String Quartet Foundation, with support from the Arts Council of Ireland.

Irish tour

February 24, 2025

Celtic Guitar Journey 2025 New Zealand Tour
Whangateau Hall Folk Music and Social Club, 533 Leigh Road, Leigh, New Zealand

March 2, 2025

Celtic Guitar Journey 2025 New Zealand Tour
Awastone, 143 Ruahine Rd, RD 54 Kimbolton 4774 Mangaweka

March 7, 2025

Celtic Guitar Journey 2025 New Zealand Tour
Midday Concert Series St Andrew's Anglican Church, 91 Titiraupenga St, Taupo

March 8, 2025

Celtic Guitar Journey 2025 New Zealand Tour
Kauaeranga Hall, 437 Kauaeranga Valley Rd, Kauaeranga, Thames

March 21, 2025

Celtic Guitar Journey 2025 New Zealand Tour
The Boathouse, 326 Wakefield Quay, Nelson

March 28, 2025

Celtic Guitar Journey 2025 New Zealand Tour
Southland Musician's Club, 33 Preston, Invercargill, New Zealand

March 30, 2025

Celtic Guitar Journey 2025 New Zealand Tour
Dunedin Folk Club, 80 Lovelock Avenue, North Dunedin, New Zealand