Glide Ensemble, MLK Celebration at Herbst Theater, San Francisco 1/13/2023
Eamonn is currently playing piano and organ with the Glide Ensemble for their legendary Sunday Celebrations at Glide Memorial Church, San Francisco and for other events.
From its humble beginnings on Christmas Day, 1966, when it was only 10 singers and jazz legend John Handy, the Glide Ensemble has grown to include more than 100 voices and eight musicians. Beginning with the first choir director, Faith Winthrop, the Glide Ensemble has benefitted from the direction of such talented leaders as Donnell Hickman, Ronald Sutherland, John F. Turk, Jr., Clifford Coulter, and Vernon Bush, and has teamed up with a host of notable musicians such as Sammy Davis Jr., Leonard Bernstein, Marvin Gaye, Bono, Bobby McFerrin, Maya Angelou, and Joan Baez.
Glide Memorial Church is a spiritual community rooted in liberation and built on a radically inclusive faith tradition that welcomes all.
SUMMER EUROPEAN SHOWS
Umbria Jazz Festival, Porretta Soul Festival, Maspalomas Soul Festival, Denmark tour
Eamonn will be playing at the Umbria Jazz Festival and Porretta Soul Festival in Italy, and the Maspalomas Soul Festival in The Canaries, Spain with the Anthony Paule Soul Orchestra, and solo. He will also be doing a tour of Denmark with the Black Brothers Band. See Shows page for dates.
AT LAST OUR TIME IS HERE
Feat. Shelley Bukspan, Eamonn Flynn and the Henry Girls
New York born, Irish based singer Shelley Bukspan releases Gospel inspired single ‘At Last Our Time Is Here’ on April 6th on Felix Records.
‘At Last Our Time Is Here’ was written by Eamonn Flynn and features on his debut solo album 'The Irish Channel'. This version was recorded during lockdown with Eamonn on piano in San Francisco, The Henry Girls in Donegal, and Shelley in Dublin.
Eamonn Flynn originally wrote the song in 1990. He says: “I wrote this song back when Ireland was a very different country and we were just starting to come out of the shadows of domination by men who wore black suits with small white collars and socks that were very, very, very, very, very, very dark blue. The song got a new lease of life for me when Ireland passed the same sex marriage referendum. As an Irishman living abroad (in San Francisco) I was very proud, and the song seemed very relevant again. Then when the report from the mother baby homes came out, I was taken back to the dark times that originally prompted the song and when Shelley expressed interest in rerecording it, it seemed like the right time to do it.”
Shelley says: “This song has always remained very close to my heart and takes on a new relevance each time I sing it.”
MARIA MULDAUR TOUR
In April Eamonn is doing a Pacific Northwest tour playing keyboards and bass with Maria Muldaur.
NEW SOLO PIANO ALBUM RELEASED 2021
'King of The Cats' is a solo piano instrumental album of reimagined traditional Irish melodies along with some new originals. Performed on an 1885 Steinway B, it was recorded direct to DSD256 and mixed on an analog console to DSD256 by Cookie Marenco for the Blue Coast Audio label. It is available in multiple audio formats here.
Eamonn premiered a new live show featuring music, dance and song called Dublinesque at the San Francisco United Irish Cultural Center.
NEW SINGLE RINGSEND BALCONY BINGO
In the early days of the pandemic, we watched videos of people in Italy singing songs to one another from the balconies of their apartments. Then came the Dublin version: playing bingo on the balconies of the flats in Ringsend. You'll never keep the Dubs down.
The lyrics of the chorus refer to bingo calls: two fat ladies for 88, legs 11, garden gate for number 8 (rhyming slang) etc...
From the forthcoming album 'Anywhere But Home', out February 2022.
THE CREATIVE HIGH
Eamonn wrote and recorded an original score for a new documentary about creativity and addiction, directed by Adriana Marchione. Premiered February 2022.