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Dave Flynn – Master Guitarist (Dave Flynn)

By | Published on Wednesday 31 August 2011

If folksperimentation was a genre, this immersive blend of classical composition and Irish jig arrangement would fall right in its place. Inviting guests on the fiddle and flute, Flynn finger-picks tranquil and humble tunes from Donegal, before blasting out Irish Ragas in homage to Ravi Shankar, a feature which demonstrates the musical diversity underpinning this performance. Though some variety is lost to a little repetition, Flynn’s chilled-out, modest style of playing unwinds and draws its audience, creating this bubble which we can only become lost in. Perhaps most impressive of all are Flynn’s orchestral and song-writing skills; he pens seductive and warming tracks which are performed with a level of class unparalleled in a lot of folk/classical crossovers. 

Acoustic Music Centre at St Brides, 21 – 22 Aug, 6pm (7pm), free, fpp n/a.
tw rating 4/5