New album 'Black Coddle' out now
"Black Coddle is a tasty, really fun and diverse album. It’s a piano-driven collection of original songs and a few instrumental pieces. There’s plenty of diverse instrumentation here such as uilleann pipes, electric guitar, whistles, bass, drums and even a little brass. Black Coddle draws it’s inspiration equally from Irish music as well as American soul and funk, blues as well as many other influences. There’s some powerhouse performances here not only from Eamonn but all the musicians on it from both the US and Ireland including: Róisín O’, Shay Black, Michael Black, Conor Brady, Andrew MacNamara and Chris Cain."
"An admirable addition to the catalogue of exciting new works coming from Irish artists." - Hot Press
Black Coddle, a poignant song moving with true emotional register across history, folklore and poetry; a (literal) gritty quality to the title evoking triumph over poverty where, with true Dublin savvy, a shake of black soot across the coddle-dinner on the fire from a tenement chimney was still deemed good enough to eat. And sing about!
- Deirdre Cronin, Irish Music Magazine
“An unlikely fusion of R&B, gospel and Irish music that sounds so natural and obvious it makes you wonder where this music has been all this time. Flynn has sensitively and ingeniously reharmonized a host of trad Irish favorites, with hauntingly affecting results. I can't describe how strongly (or why) it feels like home to me. Even if it doesn't affect you the same way, it's delightful and worthy of your attention."
- Ken Hughes, Keyboard Magazine
Dublin, Ireland born piano player. singer and songwriter Eamonn Flynn was the session keyboard player on the 14 million selling soundtrack of 'The Commitments'. After moving to San Francisco he went on to record and tour with a wide range of artists including Michael Franti and Spearhead, Evelyn Champagne King, Zigaboo Modeliste, Maria Muldaur, Elvin Bishop, Coco Montoya, Taj Mahal, Pink, Los Lobos, Michelle Shocked, Boz Scaggs, The Black Family and Finbar Furey. In 2017 he released his debut solo album 'The Irish Channel' and followed it up with 'Black Coddle' in 2019. He is presently working on a new album of original songs as well as a solo piano album of reimagined Irish traditional tunes and songs.