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“Four brilliant musicians. Four times as much brilliant music” Time Out
Due to overwhelming popular demand, the legendary folk band Flook are back on the scene. Launching their long-awaited new album, Ancora, in early 2019, they take to the road with a 17-date tour around England and Wales in April and May. They are firing explosively on all four cylinders – catch the shows while you can.
With the flutes and whistles of Brian Finnegan and Sarah Allen, the guitar of Ed Boyd and the bodhran of John Joe Kelly, the iconic band Flook weaves and spins traditionally rooted tunes into an enthralling sound – with agile but tight rhythms and virtuoso improvisation. Flook possesses a rare blend of fiery technical brilliance, delicate ensemble interaction and a bold, adventurous musical imagination.
Formed over 20 years ago by four friends, Flook burst onto the international music scene with their debut studio album, Flatfish. The band had a remarkably successful performing and recording career – the sheer enjoyment of playing together shined through their albums. But it was their live performances that really captured the hearts of those who watched and listened. The rapport between these four musicians and the sheer enjoyment they developed in playing together, was commented on by audiences and critics alike. Having won Best Band at BBC Folk Awards 2006, Flook took a break in 2008, but they didn’t stay silent for long, continuing to play occasional concerts together. The last 4 years has seen them performing at choice festivals and venues at home and abroad. There is no shortage of virtuosity amongst the members of Flook, but the unique impact of this sensational Anglo-Irish group stems from the wholly intuitive, almost symbiotic, exchange between the various flutes, frets and skins.
“Sheer musical magic…Stunning technique, impossibly agile rhythm work and virtuoso flights of jazzy improvisation add up to one of the most enthralling sounds around.” The Scotsman