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An Irish musician of profound talents and deeply expressive music, the spellbinding John Francis Flynn has begun to make a bellowing impact across worldwide folk scenes. Following the release of his 2021 album,  I Would Not Live Always, which topped The Guardian’s Folk Albums of the Year list, Flynn has been travelling the world with his astounding and highly acclaimed folk virtuosity. You may know him as a member of the Dublin band Skipper’s Alley, who have carried their gritty, ancient, yet rebelliously contemporary sounds across Europe and America, disseminating interest internationally for the ecstatic energy of Dublin folk.

The next stop for Flynn’s solo tour is his gig at Sunderland venue Pop Recs Ltd. on Tuesday 9th August. Supporting him is Glaswegian multi-instrumentalist Iona Zajac, as well as the renowned folk musician Sarah Hayes, three times BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award finalist, and Scots Trad composer of the year nominee.

This is a night filled with promises of masterful artistic reverie from some of the biggest names on the modern folk scene. Don’t miss it.

John Francis Flynn, Iona Zajac and Sarah Hayes play Pop Recs Ltd., Sunderland on Tuesday 9th August.


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