Dave Flynn (Guitar tutor)

daveflynnDave Flynn is a musician, performer and music teacher from Wexford and has been singing all his life.  He recalls knowing all the words of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at six years old.  At thirteen, he started playing guitar and in his early twenties he started playing bass.

Dave’s musical inspirations include Paul Simon, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Nina Simone, Brian May and Queen. He studied music performance in Ballyfermot, and also attended Newpark Music School.  He holds three Grade 8 certificates (in Electric Guitar, Electric Bass and Acoustic Guitar) from Rock School/RSL(UK).

Dave has played and recorded on both guitar and bass with Paddy Casey, Dave Couse and The Impossibles, The Guggenheim Grotto, Edwyn Collins and many others.  He also starred on guitar and vocals in the acclaimed production “An Evening with Sgt Pepper”.

Living in Sligo since 2011, Dave quickly became heavily involved in the local music scene, performing with several local bands and dozens of local musicians. He was a member of Anything Goes, who in 2013 wrote and performed the successful show ‘Shut Up And Listen –  100 Years of Pop Music in 100 Minutes’. He can regularly be seen on the Hawkswell stage in Kieran Quinn’s famous Theme Nights, and also performs throughout the area in local pubs and venues.

Dave is also a choir director, having begun with the Hawkswell Theatre’s much-loved Sligo Sings programme in 2015, where he worked with the Sligo County Council Choir (now known as Heart’s Desire, who he still conducts) he went on to work again with the Hawkswell on their occasional pop-up choir called Sing For The Hell Of It. From there he was asked to participate in David Brophy’s hugely popular three-part 2017 RTE series The Choir Of Ages, with whom he still works, and most recently he has begun working with a new intergenerational choir, Glór Shligigh (co-funded by MGS and the HSE).

As well as teaching with Music Generation, Dave teaches guitar and bass with Sligo School of Contemporary Music.