Originally from Roscommon, John Wynne began playing on tin whistle at eight and subsequently learned flute from Patsy Hanley. Hearing Sligo flute-player Peter Horan in full flow in the 1980s made a lasting impression, as did the solo recordings of Seamus Tansey and Matt Molloy.
He recorded two albums with the band Providence with whom he toured for several years, and is a member of the Roscommon Traditional Arts Forum, a pioneering organisation which released the album “The Flute Players of Roscommon”, which John produced. John Wynne is a regular tutor at summer schools and workshops in Ireland and beyond.
In 2007, John Wynne and John Mc Evoy released one of the best traditional albums of the year titled “Pride of the West” which features the flute and fiddle music of North Connaught. The tunes come mainly from the Sligo/Roscommon repertoire, with unusual versions of some well known local tunes, as well as a couple of new compositions thrown into the mix. Arty Mc Glynn on guitars, and John Mc Evoy’s son Paddy, add their considerable talents to the recording also. Just last year, the Summer of 2009, John Wynne released his second solo CD,”Ar Nos No Gaoithe(Like the Wind)”,on the Clo Iar Chonnachta label.
Instructor – Flute