Upcoming Events


October 31, 2022

Dave Flynn – Celtic Guitar Journey
Solo Concert
Whangateau Hall, 511 Leigh Road, Whangateau, New Zealand

November 13, 2022

Dave Flynn – Celtic Guitar Journey
Solo Guitar Recital

Tickets from Kaiwaka Cheese Shop and on the Door

Absurdistan Hall, Kaiwaka, Northland, New Zealand

Past Events


May 2022

May 22, 2022

Dave Flynn & The ConTempo String Quartet
World premiere of 'E-Bow' for Electric Guitar and String Quartet
O'Donoghue Theatre, NUIG, Galway, Ireland

May 21, 2022

Dave Flynn, Laura Snowden, John Feeley & Niwel Tsumbu
Live World Premiere of 'Dun Laoghaire Guitars' and other works
Lexicon, Dun Laoghaire, Ireland

April 2022

April 16, 2022

Irish Memory Orchestra with IMO Youth Orchestra & Choir perform The Vision Symphony and other works, conducted by Bjorn Bantock
Black Box Theatre, Galway

April 8, 2022

Oriel Traditional Orchestra perform world premiere of a new composition ‘Oriel Suite’, conducted by Dave Flynn
Feile Patrick Byrne, Castleblaney, Monaghan, Ireland

December 2021

December 4, 2021

Contempo Quartet – Irish tour featuring String Quartet No.2 The Cranning
Druid Lane, Galway

November 2021

November 29, 2021

Contempo Quartet perform ‘String Quartet No.2 The Cranning’
Station House Theatre, Clifden

November 7, 2021

Contempo Quartet – Irish tour featuring String Quartet No.2 The Cranning
The Glens Centre, Manorhamilton

September 2021

September 26, 2021

Contempo Quartet – Irish tour featuring String Quartet No.2 The Cranning
National Concert Hall, Dublin

September 25, 2021

Contempo Quartet – Irish tour featuring String Quartet No.2 The Cranning
Mullingar Arts Centre

September 22, 2021

Contempo Quartet – Irish tour featuring String Quartet No.2 The Cranning
Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar

September 19, 2021

Contempo Quartet – Irish tour featuring String Quartet No.2 The Cranning
Brú Ború Theatre - presented by Cashel Arts Festival

March 2021

March 14, 2021

Dave Flynn
Solo Guitar Recital
The Plaza, Putararu, New Zealand

November 2020

November 1, 2020

Dave Flynn
Solo Guitar Recital
Absurdistan Hall, Kaiwaka, New Zealand

August 2020

August 20, 2020

World Premiere of Dun Laoghaire Guitars
Part of Dave Flynn's work as Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Musician in Residence
(Online Video Premiere)

November 2019

November 28, 2019

Farmleigh Music and Arts Festival 2019
Curated by Dave Flynn as Farmleigh Composer-in-Residence

28 November – 01 December

  • Dave Flynn Works performed –
  • IMO String Quartet – String Quartet No.2 ‘The Cranning’, Stories from the Old World (with Mick O’Brien (pipes) and Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh (voice), Calmly Awaiting the End (with Mick O’Brien)
  • Cliona Doris and Clare McCague (harps) – Harp-Lute (World Premiere)
  • Farmleigh Voices (choir), conductor David Brophy – The Farmleigh Tree Alphabet (World Premiere), Liadan agus Cuirithir (World Premiere)
  • Michael O’Toole (guitar) Two Minimalist Pieces for guitar, Etudes 1&3 for Guitar
  • Beckett Guitar Quartet (Laura Snowden, Michael O’Toole, David Creevy, Dave Flynn) – Philip Glass (arr. Dave Flynn) String Quartets 2 (Company) and 3 (Mishima)
  • Paddy Glackin (fiddle) & Dave Flynn (guitar) – The Mad Magician’s Daughter
Farmleigh House, Dublin, Ireland

October 2019

October 26, 2019

Irish Memory Orchestra, conductor Bjorn Bantock
  • Symphony No.3 (The Vision Symphony) World premiere
  • Symphony No.2 (The Clare Symphony World premiere
  • Sadb’s Lament from Mna Brian Boru (Roisin Donohoe, Lead Vocal)
Glor Theatre, Ennis, Ireland

October 1, 2019

Dave Flynn and Aisling Agnew (flute) Irish tour
Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar, Ireland

September 2019

September 28, 2019

Dave Flynn and Aisling Agnew (flute) Irish tour
The Whale Theatre, Greystones, Wicklow, Ireland

September 26, 2019

Dave Flynn and Aisling Agnew (flute) Irish tour
Clifden Arts Festival, Clifden, Ireland

July 2019

July 3, 2019

Dave Flynn – Composer in Residence, Classical Guitar Retreat
03 - 07 July
Cathedral of the Isles, Isle of Cumbrae, Scotland

February 2019

February 16, 2019

Dave Flynn
Solo Guitar Recital
Absurdistan Hall, Kaiwaka, New Zealand

October 2018

October 7, 2018

Irish Memory Orchestra Irish Tour with Máirtin O Connor
Watergate Theatre, Kilkenny, Ireland

October 6, 2018

Irish Memory Orchestra Irish Tour with Máirtin O Connor
Cork Folk Festival, Cork, Ireland

October 5, 2018

Irish Memory Orchestra Irish Tour with Máirtin O Connor
Glór, Ennis, Ireland

October 4, 2018

Dave Flynn
Solo Guitar Recital
Glor Theatre, Ennis, Ireland

September 2018

September 21, 2018

ConTempo Quartet perform String Quartet No.2 ‘The Cranning’
New Music Dublin Festival
National Concert Hall, Dublin

September 19, 2018

Dave Flynn
Solo Guitar Recital
Clifden Arts Festival, Clifden, Ireland

August 2018

August 3, 2018

Irish Memory Orchestra concert with conductor Bjorn Bantock
Skibbereen Arts Festival 2018
St Barrahane's Church, Skibbereen, Ireland

June 2018

June 12, 2018

Irish Memory Orchestra UK debut with conductor Bjorn Bantock

Includes UK Premieres of Music for the Departed, Sadb’s Lament and The Clare Concerto

Cadogan Hall, London, UK

April 2018

April 28, 2018

Dublin Guitar Quartet in Dubai featuring Chimurenga
Dubai World Classical Music Series, Royal Mirage, Dubai

April 14, 2018

Dave Flynn – New Zealand Solo Tour
Absurdistan Hall, Kaiwaka, New Zealand

April 6, 2018

Dave Flynn – New Zealand Solo Tour
The Cabana, Napier, New Zealand

April 4, 2018

Dave Flynn – New Zealand Solo Tour
Interislander Ferry, Wellington, New Zealand

March 2018

March 30, 2018

Dave Flynn – New Zealand Solo Tour
30 March – 01 April
Canterbury Folk Festival, Waipara, New Zealand

March 28, 2018

Dave Flynn – New Zealand Solo Tour
Le Cafe, Picton, New Zealand

March 25, 2018

Dave Flynn – New Zealand Solo Tour
Cafe One2one, Auckland, New Zealand

March 23, 2018

Dave Flynn – New Zealand Solo Tour
Creative Mercury Bay, Whitianga, New Zealand

March 11, 2018

Dublin Guitar Quartet US tour featuring Chimurenga
Chamber Music Sedona

March 9, 2018

Dublin Guitar Quartet US tour featuring Chimurenga
Walton Arts Center, Arkansas

March 7, 2018

Dublin Guitar Quartet US tour featuring Chimurenga
Philips Collection, Washington DC

February 2018

February 7, 2018

ConTempo Quartet perform String Quartet No.2 ‘The Cranning’
NUIG Arts in Action Series, Galway, Ireland

January 2018

January 12, 2018

Dave Flynn – Japan Tour with Dai Komatsu (fiddle/violin)
Grain, Tokyo, Japan

January 8, 2018

Dave Flynn – Japan Tour with Dai Komatsu (fiddle/violin)
Irish Pub Gnome, Kyoto, Japan

January 7, 2018

Dave Flynn – Japan Tour with Dai Komatsu (fiddle/violin)
Pub Arco, Nagoya, Japan

January 6, 2018

Dave Flynn – Japan Tour with Dai Komatsu (fiddle/violin)
Kokoti Cafe, Nagoya, Japan

December 2017

December 8, 2017

Irish Memory Orchestra ‘Celtic Christmas’ concert, conductor Dave Flynn
Includes world premiere of 'The Memory Symphony' (Symphony No.1)
Glor Theatre, Ennis, Ireland

November 2017

November 5, 2017

Irish Memory Orchestra ‘Memory Symphony’ Tour with Máirtin O Connor
Includes world premiere of 'The Memory Symphony' (Symphony No.1)
Courthouse Arts Centre, Wicklow, Ireland

November 4, 2017

Irish Memory Orchestra ‘Memory Symphony’ Tour with Máirtin O Connor
Includes world premiere of 'The Memory Symphony' (Symphony No.1)
Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin, Ireland

November 3, 2017

Irish Memory Orchestra ‘Memory Symphony’ Tour with Máirtin O Connor
Includes world premiere of 'The Memory Symphony' (Symphony No.1)
Raheen Woods Hotel, Galway, Ireland

May 2017

May 19, 2017

Calmly Awaiting the End represents Ireland at the International Rostrum of Composers,
Palermo, Italy

August 2016

August 25, 2016

Burren Summer Festival of Memorised Music
25th-28th August

Curated by Dave Flynn, included performances by the Irish Memory Orchestra with Mairtin O’Connor 

plus Stories from the Old World performed by IMO Quartet with Mick O’Brien and Breanndan Begley

Quirk No.2 Shadowplay performed by Aisling Agnew and Dave Flynn

Ballyvaughan, Clare, Ireland

June 2016

June 11, 2016

IAMIC Conference performances
11th-13th June

Calmly Awaiting the End (World premiere), performed by Mick O’Brien and ConTempo Quartet

String Quartet No.2 ‘The Cranning’, performed by ConTempo Quartet

IAMIC Conference, NUIG, Galway, Ireland

February 2016

February 25, 2016

Stories from the Old World, performed by Mick O’Brien, Breanndan Begley and ConTempo Quartet
Kaleidoscope Night, Lime Tree Theatre, Limerick

October 2015

October 9, 2015

South Korean Tour with the Irish Memory Orchestra and Ensemble Eriu
9th-11th Oct
Sori International Music Festival, Jeonju, South Korea

September 2015

September 2, 2015

Vanbrugh Quartet perform String Quartet No.2 ‘The Cranning’
Limerick City Art Gallery

October 2014

October 14, 2014

World premiere of Sean-Nós Opera Mná Brian Boru by the Irish Memory Orchestra, cond. Bjorn Bantock
St. Flannan’s Cathedral, Killaloe, Co. Clare

August 2014

August 4, 2014

Irish Memory Orchestra collaboration with Martin Hayes, Dennis Cahill and RTÉ Concert Orchestra
Includes performances of Aontacht, Music for the Departed and an Irish Farrago
National Concert Hall, Dublin

July 2014

July 3, 2014

Irish Memory Orchestra concert with Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill
ESB Turlough Hill Power Station, Wicklow, Ireland

May 2014

May 31, 2014

Irish tour with cross-genre ensemble D.F.F.
Down with Jazz Festival, Meeting House Square, Dublin

April 2014

April 12, 2014

Irish tour with cross-genre ensemble D.F.F.
Button Factory, Dublin

April 11, 2014

Irish tour with cross-genre ensemble D.F.F.
Dunamaise Arts Centre, Portlaoise

April 10, 2014

Irish tour with cross-genre ensemble D.F.F.
69 O’Connell Street, Limerick

April 5, 2014

Irish tour with cross-genre ensemble D.F.F.
Siamsa Tire, Tralee

April 4, 2014

Irish tour with cross-genre ensemble D.F.F.
Triskel Christchurch, Cork

April 4, 2014

Dublin Guitar Quartet USA tour featuring Chimurenga
Kirkland Performance Center, WA

April 3, 2014

Irish tour with cross-genre ensemble D.F.F.
Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray

April 3, 2014

Dublin Guitar Quartet USA tour featuring Chimurenga
Pick Staiger Concert Hall, Evanston, IL

April 2, 2014

Irish tour with cross-genre ensemble D.F.F.
Watergate Theatre, Kilkenny

April 2, 2014

Dublin Guitar Quartet USA tour featuring Chimurenga
Norton Centre for the Arts, Danville, KY

March 2014

March 30, 2014

Dublin Guitar Quartet USA tour featuring Chimurenga
Christ Church, Little Rock, AR

March 29, 2014

Dublin Guitar Quartet USA tour featuring Chimurenga
Riverside Recital Hall, Iowa City, IA

March 28, 2014

Dublin Guitar Quartet USA tour featuring Chimurenga
Wellspring Theater, Kalamazoo, MI

March 27, 2014

Dublin Guitar Quartet USA tour featuring Chimurenga
Symphony Space, New York, NY

March 26, 2014

Dublin Guitar Quartet USA tour featuring Chimurenga
Campus Theater, Lewisburg, PA

March 20, 2014

Joy (World Premiere), performed by Crash Ensemble with Niwel Tsumbu and Dave Flynn (electric guitars)
Cork Opera House, Cork, Ireland

February 2014

February 6, 2014

Quirk No.7, performed by Concorde
RHA Gallery, Dublin

February 4, 2014

Quirk No.7, performed by Concorde
Aula Maxima, NUIG, Galway, Ireland

January 2014

January 1, 2014

Irish Memory Orchestra headline Moscow Christmas Festival
Moscow Catholic Cathedral, Russia

November 2013

November 29, 2013

String Quartet No.2 The Cranning’ performed by The Smith Quartet
Ceol Nua Festival, Durham University, UK

November 8, 2013

The Clare Concerto (World Premiere) Irish Memory Orchestra, conductor Bjorn Bantock
Glor Theatre, Ennis, Clare, Ireland

October 2013

October 27, 2013

Dublin Guitar Quartet USA tour featuring Chimurenga
Lincoln Center, Great Performers, Walter Read Auditorium, New York, NY

October 26, 2013

Dublin Guitar Quartet USA tour featuring Chimurenga
Connecticut College/Evans Hall, New London, CT

October 25, 2013

Dublin Guitar Quartet USA tour featuring Chimurenga
Rockerfeller University, New York, NY

October 20, 2013

Dublin Guitar Quartet USA tour featuring Chimurenga
Sunrise Auditorium, 'Accidental Music Festival', Orlando, FL

October 18, 2013

Dublin Guitar Quartet USA tour featuring Chimurenga
Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport, MA

October 13, 2013

Dublin Guitar Quartet USA tour featuring Chimurenga
The Philips Collection, Washington, DC

October 12, 2013

Dublin Guitar Quartet USA tour featuring Chimurenga
Ingrid Larsen Hall, Trappe, PA

September 2013

September 28, 2013

Dublin Guitar Quartet Irish tour featuring Chimurenga
Triskel, Cork

September 22, 2013

Dublin Guitar Quartet Irish tour featuring Chimurenga
Spiritstore, Dundalk

September 21, 2013

Dublin Guitar Quartet Irish tour featuring Chimurenga
Nenagh Arts Centre

September 20, 2013

Dublin Guitar Quartet Irish tour featuring Chimurenga
Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray

September 19, 2013

Dublin Guitar Quartet Irish tour featuring Chimurenga
Riverbank Theatre, Newbridge

September 14, 2013

Dublin Guitar Quartet Irish tour featuring Chimurenga
St Mary's Cathedral, Kilkenny

September 13, 2013

Dublin Guitar Quartet Irish tour featuring Chimurenga
Headfort House, Kells

August 2013

August 9, 2013

Irish Memory Orchestra, with Martin Hayes, Dennis Cahill and Mairtin O’Connor, conductor Bjorn Bantock
Feakle International Music Festival, Clare, Ireland

July 2013

July 20, 2013

Irish Memory Orchestra performances at the 1st Ceol Meabhair Festival of Memorised Music, Clare. Festival curated by Dave Flynn
20th-26th July
Various venues around Clare

July 18, 2013

Dublin Guitar Quartet tour Colombia featuring Chimurenga
18th-27th July
Various venues around Colombia

July 10, 2013

Dave Flynn – Japanese tour with Dai Komatsu (violin/fiddle)
10-15th July
Various venues around Japan

March 2013

March 27, 2013

Dave Flynn (guitar), Mick O’Brien (pipes), Juhan Suits (Estonian bagpipes), Janne Suits (fiddle) Irish-Estonian traditional music collaboration
National Concert Hall, Dublin

March 2, 2013

Dave Flynn performs electric guitar with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra in the Irish Premiere of De Staat by Louis Andriessen
New Music Dublin Festival, National Concert Hall

February 2013

February 17, 2013

Concorde Ensemble perform Quirk No. 7
RHA Gallery, Dublin

November 2012

November 1, 2012

Concorde Ensemble perform Quirk No. 7 (Dublin Premiere)
Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin

October 2012

October 25, 2012

French premiere of String Quartet No.2 ‘The Cranning’, performed by Vanbrugh Quartet
NewSoundWorlds Festival, Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris, France

October 10, 2012

Guest composer at Russian Irish Chamber Music Festival, Moscow Russian premiere of String Quartet No.2 ‘The Cranning’ by Vanbrugh Quartet
10-13th Oct
Kremlin Armory Chamber, Moscow

September 2012

September 26, 2012

Irish Memory Orchestra debut concert (as Clare Memory Orchestra)
Clare Culture Night, Glor, Ennis

September 1, 2012

Dave Flynn organises and performs in The Tune Makers Irish Tour with Tommy Peoples, Mairtín O’Connor, Liz Carroll, Peadar Ó Ríada and Charlie Lennon
Sept-Oct
Various venues around Ireland

February 2012

February 29, 2012

Dave Flynn (guitar) and Aoife Ni Bhriain (violin) – Duet concert of contemporary Irish music Includes world premiere of violin and guitar version of Toccata for Obama
National Concert Hall, Dublin

September 2011

September 23, 2011

Dave Flynn Estonia tour with Mick O’Brien (pipes)
23rd-25th Sept
Viljandi, Estonia

September 8, 2011

Irish tour by The Irish Chamber Orchestra with Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill featuring newly commissioned work An Irish Farrago and Music for the Departed
8th-17th Sept
Various venues around Ireland

August 2011

August 21, 2011

Dave Flynn and Aisling Agnew at Edinburgh Fringe Festival
21st-22nd August
Acoustic Music Centre, Edinburgh, Scotland

August 11, 2011

Dave Flynn – Composer Residency

Features world premieres of Le Cheile is in Aonar, Forest of Ornaments, The Longest Reel, The Valley of the Lunatics and Five Etudes for Uilleann Pipes. With Mick O’Brien, Harry Bradley, Aoife Ni Bhriain and Caoimhin O’Raghallaigh

Masters of Tradition Festival, Bantry, Cork, Ireland

March 2011

March 12, 2011

Composer-in-Residence with Galway Music Residency including portrait concert by Contempo Quartet
St. Nicholas' Cathedral, Galway, Ireland

November 2010

November 24, 2010

World Premiere of Aontacht commissioned by RTÉ and performed by Martin Hayes and the RTÉ Concert Orchestra
National Concert Hall, Dublin

April 2010

April 16, 2010

US Premiere of Music for the Departed by Martin Hayes, Dennis Cahill and Gregory Harrington
16th-18th April
Irish Arts Center, New York

February 2009

February 1, 2009

World Premiere of Echoes of Bamako by the Prague Chamber Orchestra
Prague Premiers Festival, Dvorak Hall, Prague, Czech Republic

January 2009

January 1, 2009

US Premiere of String Quartet No.2 The Cranning by New Juilliard Ensemble
Summergarden Festival, Museum of Modern Art, New York

January 2007

January 1, 2007

Music for Galway and Contemporary Music Centre commissions ‘String Quartet No.3’, premiered by ConTempo Quartet in
Dublin and Galway

February 2006

February 1, 2006

West Cork Music commissions Music for the Departed, premiered by Martin Hayes, Dennis Cahill and Ioana Petcu-Colan
Masters of Tradition Festival, Bantry

January 2006

January 1, 2006

RTÉ Lyric FM commissions Taibhreamh Ó’Ríada, premiered by Líadan
2007 EBU Folk Festival, Cork

January 2005

January 1, 2005

Mel Bay Publications commissions Four Etudes for Five Fingers for publication in Contemporary Anthology of Solo Guitar Music for Five Fingers of the Right Hand

January 2004

January 1, 2004

Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival commissions String Quartet No.2 – The Cranning, premiered by The Smith Quartet at the 2005 festival.
Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival