An evening of Irish traditional folk music with Jacquelyn Hynes and friends
- Sat Sep 1st 2018
- 7:00 pm
- 9:30 pm
- Booking not required
- £15 Full waged / £10 Part waged / £5 Unwaged Our arts events can sell out - advance booking highly recommended. Number of £5 tickets limited.
Folk music comes to WLBC’s concert series for the first time in an evening of traditional Irish music led by the ‘exceptionally talented’ (Irish World) Jacquelyn Hynes, who brings together a group of friends to share music they love playing together.
Our arts events can sell out – advance booking highly recommended. Number of £5 tickets limited. Click here to book tickets.
“Inventive flautist” Time Out (Critic’s Choice)
“Exceptionally talented” Irish World
“Gifted and innovative flute-player” Irish in Britain
“Transfixing playing” Kingsbury Guardian
Jacquelyn performs world-wide as a solo artist, in her trio or as a performer with other bands and projects, playing at many major venues including the QEH, Barbican, Roundhouse, Spitalfields Music Festival, Folk Alliance International 2015 (official showcase artist), Sidmouth Folk Festival among many other venues and festivals.
Her debut CD ‘Silver and Wood’ was released to critical acclaim in 2014. In 2015, this was followed by a UK tour of ‘Silver and Wood’ with the Jacquelyn Hynes Trio supported by Arts Council England; an official show-case artist performance at Folk Alliance International in Kansas, M.O. and a solo tour of Italy for Donne in Musica’s Concert Series ‘Incontri Con Le Compositrici’, which featured the works of six female composers and included two of Jacquelyn’s own works.
Jacquelyn’s Folk/World project Avalonia has featured many leading world and jazz musicians including Najma Akhtar, Stuart Hall, Hossam Ramzi, Zinga Rabhi and Merit-Ariane Stephanos. She was awarded the Katherine McGillivray ‘Get A Life Fund’ for musicians which facilitated an MA in performance at The Irish World Academy completed in 2010.
She has worked for over 30 theatre companies as an actor (“Rare charisma” The Stage) and composed music for theatre including the mad songs for KAOS Theatre’s Hamlet (“A tortured and Pre-Raphaelite Ophelia” – The Stage) the KAOS Kassandra, a song for Merlin at the Riverside Studios London (in which she played Guinevere) and Sinan Unel’s Pera Palas at the Arcola Theatre Dalston and was commissioned by Tyneside Irish Festival to compose the music for their reminiscence theatre piece “Father Cass’ Bodhran”. Recently Jacquelyn appeared as young Sister Bernadette in Sally Mulready’s play “Nun’s Chorus” for the Irish Elders Culture Office.
As an educator, Jacquelyn is Flute and Folk lecturer at Morley College London, Flute and Whistle tutor at the Irish Cultural Centre, London; Folk Whistle Tutor at EFDSS London and Senior Lecturer in Folk at Leeds College of Music.