Genre Jumping - The Best of Dave Flynn Vol. 1 'Chamber Music'

Genre Jumping - The Best of Dave Flynn Vol. 1 'Chamber Music'

Dave Flynn (with ConTempo Quartet, Mick O'Brien, Aisling Agnew, Breanndán Begley, Harry Bradley and members of the Irish Memory Orchestra)

Dave Flynn is an award-winning musician and composer, and a ceaseless cross-genre collaborator who has worked with some of the world’s top musicians and ensembles.

Genre Jumping - The Best of Dave Flynn Volumes 1-3, released to coincide with Flynn’s 40th birthday year in 2017, comprises three albums – Chamber Music, Celtic Strings and Indie Pop. The series showcases the best of Flynn’s diverse recorded output to date as well as introducing several previously unreleased tracks.

Volume 1 - Chamber Music, focuses on Flynn’s contemporary chamber music. It traces a path from his earlier post-minimalist works (‘Polymetric Cycles’, Shadowplay’, ‘Quirk No.1’) through to his innovative traditional Irish/classical music fusions (‘The Cranning’, ‘Stories from the Old World’, ‘The Forest of Ornaments’) and his more recent interests in electric guitar improvisations (‘Winter Variations’).

Highlight include excerpts from his award-winning String Quartet No. 2 ‘The Cranning’ performed by the RTÉ Contempo Quartet and “Stories from the Old World” performed by Breanndán Begley, Mick O’Brien and the Irish Memory Orchestra String Quartet (Aoife Ní Bhriain, Niamh Varian-Barry, Ciara Ní Bhriain and Cormac Ó Broin). These recordings were produced by multiple Grammy-Winner Judith Sherman (Kronos Quartet, Steve Reich).

Also featured on the album are Irish Memory Orchestra members Bjorn Bantock and Aisling Agnew and TG4 Gradam Ceoil winner Harry Bradley.

Paul O’Connor (former traditional music editor at the Journal of Music) has described Flynn as a ‘genre-jumping genius’. His thought-provoking liner notes in Volume 1 explain the importance of Flynn’s work and speculate as to why this compilation is necessary to help bring his music the wider audience it deserves.

Genre Jumping is available digitally on iTunes, Spotify, Bandcamp, Amazon and numerous other online stores.

A 3 CD Box Set is availably exclusively through Frisbee Records via





Published on 16 July 2017

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