Jacquelyn Hynes composer & multi instrumentalist

Jacquelyn Hynes performer, educator, composer.

“Inventive flautist” Time Out (Critic’s Choice)

“Fine music” The Times

“Transfixing playing” Kingsbury Guardian

“Exceptionally talented” Irish World

“Gifted and innovative flute-player” Irish in Britain


Jacquelyn’s debut CD “Silver and Wood” was released to critical acclaim in 2014, garnering 4 star reviews from the Telegraph and RnR magazine, and becoming Album of the Week on BBC Radio nan Gaídheal.

A UK tour of Silver and Wood with the Jacquelyn Hynes Trio followed in 2015, supported by Arts Council England. In the same year Jacquelyn was chosen as an official show-case artist at Folk Alliance International in Kansas, M.O.

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.

Performances include Folk Alliance International 2015 (official showcase artist) Sidmouth Folk Festival, QEH, Barbican, London Irish Centre, Irish Cultural Centre, Haringey Irish Centre, House of Lords, Handel House, City Hall, St John Smith’s Square, Under One Sky Festival, Levellers Festival, Gollowan Festival, Ealing Jazz Festival, Ardoyne Fleadh Belfast, British Consulate Delhi, Dubliner Folk Pub Oslo, Norway, Lovebox, BigSexyFest, Spitalfields Music Festival, Livestock, and And’Art Festival Marrakech where her composition was chosen to reflect the theme of the residency in concert at the Theatre Royale, Green Note, TwickFolk, Acoustic Routes, San Pietro Festival, Frome Festival, and Sidmouth Folk Festival.

Silver and Wood by Jacquelyn Hynes

Photo: Solene Solange, Artwork: Rob Bird

Theatre: 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 (in which she played “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”.

Educator: Jacquelyn is Flute and Folk lecturer at Morley College, Flute and Whistle tutor at the Irish Cultural Centre, London, and has been a  guest lecturer in Folk for the Institute for Contemporary Music Performance in London.  She has taught workshops and short courses at the Wigmore Hall, The Irish Embassy, Oxford University, Cambridge Music Trust, and Munster Music Academy, Ireland.

Jacquelyn is a member of the Royal Society of Musicians.

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