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Dave Flynn ORCHESTRAtes success for Clare’s young musicians

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THE Clare Memory Orchestra has come a long way following its debut concert in 2012 where a 15 piece chamber orchestra first performed as the showcase event of Ireland National Culture Night.

Now called Dave Flynn’s Irish Memory Orchestra, they will delight audiences at Christchurch Cathedral in Dublin this weekend.

It is the first and only orchestra in the Western world to play exclusively from memory, defying traditional boundaries between orchestra and audiences, musicians and manuscripts.

Irish Memory Orchestra
Irish memory Orchestra

Included amongst others in this line up are Clare natives Neil O’Loghlen on double bass and Etain McCooey who plays oboe and tin whistle.

Visionary founder and Artistic Director Dave Flynn has enlisted a core chamber orchestra of 20 world class musicians from traditional, classical and jazz training to create a kaleidoscopic new sound around his award-winning music.

Audiences in the west will have a unique opportunity to attend the preview concert on Friday, November 3 at the Raheen Woods Hotel in Athenry, just a 40 minute drive from Ennis.

Tickets available at www.irishmemoryorchestra.com/events

Elaine has been a member of staff with The Clare Echo since its foundation in October 2017. The paper's first Chief Reporter, the Kilrush woman is now working as a sub-editor in our busy newsroom. In 2015, she graduated from the University of Limerick with a Masters in Journalism. Elaine briefly worked with the RTE Investigations Unit on the Standards in Public Office investigation before returning to Clare to continue her career as a reporter with the Clare People where she spent nine months as the West Clare correspondent and also covered the 2016 General Election and 2016 Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann.

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