Jacquelyn Hynes plays silver and wooden flutes, sax, piano and Uilleann pipes and also composes. She has supported Ireland’s leading musicians including Martin Hayes, Michael McGoldrick, Mary Coughlan and Lunasa, performed with Donal Lunny and for President Mary Macaleese. 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.
She was a featured artist at And’Art International Festival in Morocco, collaborating with traditional Gnawa musicians and urban hip hop artists from Casablanca, where her composition Lost In Marrakech was chosen to reflect the theme of the residency in concert at the Theatre Royale, Marrakech. Performances include 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 Oslo, Lovebox, BigSexyFest, Spitalfields Music Festival, Livestock, Green Note, TwickFolk, Acoustic Routes.
She has also worked for over 30 theatre companies as an actor and musician 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. Most recently she was commissioned by Tyneside Irish Festival to compose the music for their reminiscence theatre piece “Father Cass’ Bodhran”. Her work has been broadcast live by RTE and Clare FM. Her debut album “Silver and Wood is shortly to be released by Hobgoblin Records.
Jacquelyn is active within the Musicians’ Union and is an elected representative of the London Regional Committee; the Folk, Roots and Traditional Music Section, and the Equalities Committee, of which she was recently elected Chair. She is also a Regional Board Representative for Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éirann and an elected member of the Royal Society of Musicians.