Eamonn will be the musical director for UniteSF, the post-St. Patrick's Parade celebration taking place at Civic Center Plaza, San Francisco on the afternoon of March 16th.
The concept of UniteSF is to bring together all the cultural groups that comprise San Francisco and have a giant celebration of Ireland's national holiday.
UniteSF features Irish dancing, traditional Irish instrumental music, sean-nós singing, a Gospel choir, a rock band, and a 10-piece Soul band backing up five singers.
The concert will include Sligo band The Hooks, The Sharon Whelan School of Irish Dance backed by accordionist Felim Egan and fiddler Darcy Noonan, the Glide Ensemble and Change Band from San Francisco’s legendary Glide Memorial Church, and Dublin Soul featuring singers Tony Lindsay (Santana), Omega Rae (Van Morrison), Amelia Hogan (Bay Area based traditional singer), and Ronan and Keith Mulligan from The Hooks. The show features tributes to two giants of Irish music who passed away in 2023: Sinéad O'Connor and Shane MacGowan.
It takes place on March 16th at 2.30-6.30 at Civic Center Plaza (opposite City Hall) in San Francisco.
DUBLINESQUE AT KVMR CELTIC FEST
and other California shows
Eamonn Flynn and Dublinesque will be one of the headliners at the KVMR Celtic Festival in Grass Valley, CA on September 30th/ October 1st 2023. They will also perform at Occidental Center for the Arts in Occidental, CA on October 7th and Pacifica Performances in Pacifica, CA on October 14th.
SUMMER 2023 EUROPEAN SHOWS
Eamonn Flynn reunited with fellow Commitments soundtrack alumni, guitarist Conor Brady, along with Kevin Hayes on drums and Endre Tarczy on bass to launch a new project 'Dublin Soul' at the Porretta Soul Festival in Italy. Eamonn also performed at Porretta with American blues legend Curtis Salgado, as well as doing some solo shows in Italy, and other shows in France and Ireland.
ST. BRIGID'S DAY - EAMONN FLYNN AND GLIDE ENSEMBLE 3/12/2023
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 2022
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.