Stapleford Granary

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 28 June  2019 19:30 £25 / £18 (under 16)

FLOOK


'Head and shoulders above the rest... Magnificent'
- The Irish Times

'A sensational live act.... in the front rank of the innovators' - The Rough Guide to Irish Music

Brian Finnegan, Sarah Allen, Ed Boyde & John Joe Kelly

 

FLOOK - The flutes of Brian Finnegan and Sarah Allen, the guitar of Ed Boyd and the bodhran of John Joe Kelly weave and spin traditionally rooted tunes into the breathtaking sound of the groundbreaking band Flook. This group possesses a rare blend of fiery technical brilliance, delicate ensemble interaction and a bold, adventurous musical imagination.

 

Taking inspiration from their roots in the Irish and English traditions, Flook have an enviable trademark sound, weaving and spinning traditionally rooted tunes over precise acoustic grooves, with a rare blend of fiery technical brilliance, delicate ensemble interaction and a bold, adventurous musical imagination. There is certainly no shortage of virtuosity amongst the members of Flook, but the unique impact of this band stems from the wholly intuitive, almost symbiotic, exchange between the various flutes, frets and skins.

Twenty four years after their first gig together, Flook continue to inspire and enchant audiences of all ages. With their new album ‘Ancora' out in 2019, it’s plain to see that, with their roots firmly anchored in the tradition, Flook are holding fast to their reputation as major musical innovators.

Brian Finnegan - whistles and flutes
Sarah Allen - flutes and accordion
Ed Boyd - guitar
John Joe Kelly - bodhrán

"iconic, ground-breaking, progressive and all-round brilliant” Lynette Fay, BBC Radio Ulster, January 2018 

"In the pantheon of Irish/English folk groups they don’t come much more revered than Flook." Irish Post

"In the US, their reputation borders on the Messianic ..." Irish Music Magazine

" Head and shoulders above the rest... Magnificent" The Irish Times

“A sensational live act.... in the front rank of the innovators” The Rough Guide to Irish Music
 
"In the pantheon of Irish/English folk groups they don’t come much more revered than Flook."  Irish Post

"In the US, their reputation borders on the Messianic ..."  Irish Music Magazine

" Head and shoulders above the rest... Magnificent"   The Irish Times

“Four brilliant musicians. Four times as much brilliant music” Time Out