A Celebration of Dublin in Song and Story
Eamonn Flynn says:
"Dublinesque is my attempt to recreate the kind of parties we had in my parent's house when I was growing up in Dublin. There'd be a bunch of neighbours and friends, family, musicians and non-musicians alike 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', if you couldn't perform a recitation you'd 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 - a great chorus was a great chorus and a great set of tunes was a great set of tunes.
In Ireland I had the opportunity to play on the soundtrack of The Commitments movie, and after moving to America with artists like Michael Franti & Spearhead, Evelyn 'Champagne' King, Elvin Bishop, Michelle Shocked, Pee Wee Ellis, Boz Scaggs, Taj Mahal, Los Lobos, Chris Cain, the Anthony Paule Soul Orchestra, Curtis Salgado, Maria Muldaur and Zigaboo Modeliste. This show is my way of bringing together these two worlds (which never felt like different worlds to me - soul music is soul music, wherever it's from). It's also an excuse to play with some of my favorite musicians: Felim Egan on accordion, Darcy Noonan on fiddle, and Hector Bragado on banjo, and recreate one of those parties!"
"With the recent passing of the great Pete St. John, Dubliners need have no fear. 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
"Dublinesque offers a creative mix of Irish music and storytelling, entertaining 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.”