Dave FLYNN: Irish Minimalism

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"This is a serious and interesting album"
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Irish Minimalism

Dave FLYNN (1977–)
1–4 String Quartet No. 2, ‘The Cranning’ (2004–2005)
ConTempo Quartet
(Bogdan Sofei violin I, Ingrid Nicola violin II, Andreea Banciu viola, Adrian Mantu cello)

5–7 String Quartet No. 4, ‘The Cutting’
Mick O’Brien uilleann pipes
IMO Quartet
(Aoife Ní Bhriain violin I, Niamh Varian-Barry violin II, Ciara Ní Bhriain viola, Cormac Ó Broin cello)

8–10 String Quartet No. 3, ‘The Keening’ (2007)
ConTempo Quartet

11–14 Stories from the Old World (2008)
Breanndán Begley voice
Mick O’Brien uilleann pipes
IMO Quartet

Tracks 1-4 and 8-10 recorded at Cuan AV, Spiddal, Ireland, August 24-25, 2012 • Engineered by Ed Kenehan
Tracks 5-7 and 11-14 recorded at Windmill Lane Studio, Dublin, Ireland, August 22-23, 2012 • Engineered by Alan Kelly
Produced by Judith Sherman
Assistant engineer: Rachel Conlon
Editing assistant: Jeanne Velonis
Mastered by Judith Sherman and Jeanne Velonis
24bit high-resolution recording and mastering

Press Quotes

“Irish Minimalism from Dave Flynn – with string quartets and added uilleann pipes, Flynn effectively uses drones, lilting lines & twisting melodic catches, with bawdy humour and moving poignancy in Stories from the Old World to finish.” (Classical Notes)

“This is a serious and interesting album that does a remarkable job of incorporating Irish musical ideas into string quartet writing.”  (Journal of Music)

“… they [Mick O’Brien & Breanndan Bagley] deserve special mention here in this magazine that is devoted to Irish traditional music for participating so effectively in this musical exploration of Dave Flynn’s” (Irish Music Magazine)