VIRTUOSOS OF THE GUITAR: DAVE FLYNN AND SHANE HENNESSY
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GUITAR RECITALS – VIRTUOSOS OF THE GUITAR: DAVE FLYNN AND SHANE HENNESSY
Described as a ‘genre-jumping genius’ (tradreview.com), Dave Flynn is an award-winning guitarist, composer, songwriter and arranger who ‘occupies a unique position in the world of music’ (Martin Hayes, The Gloaming). Dave’s expertise in classical guitar, composition and traditional Irish music takes audiences on a unique musical journey. His repertoire mixes stunning arrangements of Irish music and other international styles with improvisations and compositions praised for their ‘power and grittiness’ in The New York Times. He cut his teeth sharing a stage at open-mic events with the likes of Oscar-winner Glen Hansard, folk legend Christy Moore and songsmith Declan O’Rourke.
Shane Hennessy is a virtuoso fingerstyle guitarist and composer from Carlow. His energetic, contemporary guitar playing style and his cinematically vivid compositions tie in multiple influences from world and ethnic music. He has caught the attention of big names like guitar legend Tommy Emmanuel and super-producer Nile Rodgers (Chic). He has played a sold-out solo show at the National Concert Hall in Dublin, headlined the Guitar Festival of Ireland, and toured across Europe, the US, and Russia. His two albums of original music to date are Zephyrus (2015) and Marrakech (2017).
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Published on 27 August 2018