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Eamonn Flynn and Dublinesque




"A 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." Keyboard Magazine


Eamonn Flynn forges his own brand of Irish soul. The Dublin-born singer-songwriter/pianist got his start with The Commitments, a hit film about an Irish soul band, and has since worked with American blues and R&B stars Elvin Bishop, Maria Muldaur,  Evelyn Champagne King, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Zigaboo Modeliste (The Meters), The Ray Charles Project, and many more. 

Flynn's new quartet DUBLINESQUE brings his deep soul and gospel roots together with the Irish music traditions he was raised on.

"Dublinesque is my attempt to recreate the kind of parties we had in my parent's house, growing up in Dublin," explains Flynn. "There'd be neighbours and friends and it would always end up as a sing-song/jam session. Everyone would participate - if you couldn't hold a tune you'd perform a 'recitation' or tell a joke!

"There was never any delineation between genres of music - whether it was Irish tunes and ballads, soul music or a Beatles song," he emphasizes.

The band brings together three talented Bay Area Irish traditional musicians: fellow Irishman Félim Egan (The Black Brothers) on accordion, local favorite Darcy Noonan on fiddle, and from Basque country, Spain, Hector Bragado on banjo. They are also sometimes joined by special guests.

"This is my chance to play with some of my favorite musicians and recreate those parties!" says Flynn.

Flynn's latest of three solo albums is  'Anywhere But Home,' celebrating Dublin from his San Francisco pandemic perspective. It received praise and widespread airplay in the US, Canada, Europe and Australia.


"Flynn's songwriting moves with true emotional register across history, folklore and poetry…with grit and true Dublin savvy.” Deirdre Cronin - Irish Music Magazine




"Dublinesque played a creative mix of Irish music and storytelling that entertained the crowd from start to finish. The musicians are at the top of their craft and the packed house left our venue in pure Irish bliss.” United Irish Cultural Center, San Francisco


"Flynn's songwriting moves with true emotional register across history, folklore and poetry…with grit and true Dublin savvy.” Deirdre Cronin - Irish Music Magazine

"The well is not dry; Flynn is the bard to continue the canon of songs for Dublin, because every generation needs its memories and melodies."

Seán Laffey - Irish Music Magazine




KVMR Celtic Fest, Grass Valley, CA

United Irish Cultural Center, San Francisco

The Occidental Center for the Arts

Pacifica Performances

The Backroom, Berkeley


DUBLINESQUE promo reel with clips of a recent performance at the United Irish Cultural Center in San Francisco:




FÉLIM EGAN (accordion) was raised in West County Offaly, Ireland. His musical influences include Matt Molloy, Tommy Peoples, Charlie Lennon and Frankie Gavin. Félim plays frequently with The Black Brothers as well as with Eamonn Flynn.


DARCY NOONAN (fiddle) is a native of the San Francisco Bay Area. Trained in classical violin, Darcy also grew up with Irish music and dance and has been an instructor at music camps such as the Freight and Salvage’s Fiddlekids, Golden Toad Camp, and Lark in the Morning.


HECTOR BRAGADO (banjo) was born near Bilbao in the Basque Country. Influenced by Barney McKenna, famed banjo player from The Dubliners, he anchors the band in the time-honored sonic traditions of Dublin music.

Willie O (Live at KVMR Celtic Festival 2023)

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