Dave Flynn

I am an Irish-born NZ-resident guitarist and composer, described as “a masterful guitarist” by Sing Out Magazine. My musical journey spans various genres, reflected in my albums such as ‘Contemporary Traditional Irish Guitar’ (Irish trad), ‘Dún Laoghaire Guitars’ (modern classical), and my latest release, ‘A Curious Compendium of Crooked Irish Tunes.’ My guitar works are published worldwide by Mel Bay, and I have had the privilege of collaborating with esteemed Irish musicians including Martin Hayes, Máirtín O’Connor, Liz Carroll, and Paddy Glackin.

About Celtic Guitar Journey:

“Celtic Guitar Journey” is a deeply immersive concert program that explores the rich tapestry of Irish and Scottish traditional music. The program includes:

– Ancient Irish battle marches
– Baroque-era harp music by Turlough O’Carolan
– 19th-century reels and jigs
– Modern compositions from my albums
– New Irish-style tunes inspired by my experiences in New Zealand

This concert not only showcases the beauty of Celtic music but also highlights its global influences, demonstrating how Irish tune styles have been shaped by interactions with other cultures, including those from Scotland, Poland, and Germany.

Why “Celtic Guitar Journey” is Perfect for Your Club:

Intimate Atmosphere: My solo performances create a close connection with the audience, perfect for the intimate settings of your club.
Cultural Enrichment: The program offers a rich cultural experience, providing a deeper appreciation of Celtic music and its diverse roots.
Proven Appeal: Following a highly successful 2024 tour across New Zealand, where I performed 16 concerts from Kaiwaka to Dunedin, “Celtic Guitar Journey” has proven to resonate deeply with audiences.

You can watch a video slideshow from my 2024 New Zealand tour and view clips from my 2024 on this playlist


Dave Flynn (PhD, MMus, BMus)
Composer and Guitarist
Founder and Artistic Director