This project, led by the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick, will explore the musical life of Eamonn Flynn and highlight the Limerick Sliabh Luachra.
Eamon is a fiddle and button accordion player and composer from Mountcollins, West Limerick. An exponent of a distinct branch of Sliabh Luachra music, Eamon performed throughout Ireland and England with bands in his youth. In the early 1960s, he emigrated to Boston, USA and performed with a number of bands and groups. He became a prominent teacher of Irish traditional music, particularly in the Vermont region. He has since returned home to his native Mountcollins where he continues to play with local and musicians from further afield.
This project will explore his musical life as well as compiling his compositions and a collection of tunes associated with his youth in west Limerick. This repertoire, in addition to a biographical account of his musical life, will be compiled and published in a printed book and a website. This will allow visitors to listen to, view and learn Eamon's compositions. This project will give us a unique insight into an important bearer of tradition and a new window into an otherwise overlooked aspect of our traditional culture.
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