Biography

Jacquelyn Hynes composer & multi instrumentalist

performer, educator, composer.

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

“Exceptionally talented” Irish World

Jacquelyn

Jacquelyn’s 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.


“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: Folk Alliance International 2015 (official showcase artist) Sidmouth Folk Festival, QEH, Barbican, Roundhouse, Folk rising at EFDSS, London Irish Centre, Irish Cultural Centre Hammersmith, 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.


Theatre: Jacquelyn 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.

Educator: Jacquelyn is Flute and Folk lecturer at Morley College, Flute and Whistle tutor at the Irish Cultural Centre; Folk Whistle Tutor at EFDSS 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, the  Folk Educators’ Group, and of the Equalities Committee of the Musicians’ Union.


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