John Francis Flynn interview: ‘I’m always on the lookout for something I can connect with emotionally’

The Dublin singer-songwriter’s debut solo album was born out of his desire to go down an interpretative route, exhuming gems from the back catalogues of folk legends like Ewan MacColl and Shirley Collins

18th July, 2021
John Francis Flynn interview: ‘I’m always on the lookout for something I can connect with emotionally’
John Francis Flynn. Picture: Ellius Grace

Almost out of nowhere, Dubliner John Francis Flynn has delivered his first solo album and been collecting advance praise from a variety of tastemaker outlets. And yet Flynn isn’t a newcomer at all.

I Would Not Live Always will be released at the end of this month, but Fltnn remains a member of the Irish traditional group Skipper’s Alley, whose 2015 self-titled debut was described as “gloriously three-dimensional”. You might say the same...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!


What's Included

With any subscription you will have access to

  • 971569B3-2C5E-4C45-B798-CEADE16987A8

    Unlimited multi-device access to our iPad, iPhone and Android Apps

  • 099C8662-C57C-42F2-9426-F2F90DF17C8F

    Unlimited access to our eReader library

  • 198AE43B-B9CF-4892-8769-D63C2104BA08

    Exclusive daily insight and opinion seven days a week

  • D8F37B78-25E4-4E4A-A376-4F5789B1564A

    Create alerts to never miss a subject that matters to you

  • B15F2521-37CD-4E02-B898-730A20D39F7F

    Get access to exclusive offers for subscribers on gifts and experiences

  • A564FE02-1AB8-4579-AF9D-BA32A2E5ACA7

    Get content from Business Post, Business Post Magazines, Connected, Tatler and Food & Wine

Related Stories

Off Message: Andrea Cleary spends some time on her own

The Pages: A novel approach that gets to the heart of politics and storytelling

Books Andrea Cleary 2 days ago

Restaurant review: Make Mallon’s Mayo restaurant your first port of call

Medicine: A new Enda Walsh play tops list of Irish Edinburgh delights

Theatre Sara Keating 2 days ago