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Folk, Music, Seated

Flook

Friday 3rd May 2019 - Starts 8pm

TICKET PRICE: £16

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.

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

Though their first release, Flook! Live! (1997), was already heralded as “the ultimate modern flute album” by The Irish Times, Flook only properly burst onto the international music scene with the release of their debut studio album, “Flatfish”, in 1999. This album introduced master bodhran player John Joe Kelly to Flook’s line up of flutists Brian Finnegan and Sarah Allen and guitarist Ed Boyd.

Flatfish was hailed as “stunning”, “remarkable” and “little short of miraculous”, but it was Flook’s live performances that really captured the hearts of those who watched and listened; the rapport between these four musicians, the sheer enjoyment they developed in playing together, was commented on by audiences and critics alike. “Rubai”, released in 2002 and nominated for BBC Folk Album of the Year, was universally applauded by both journalists and fellow musicians and cemented Flook’s reputation as one of the most exciting and innovative bands to emerge from the English/Irish folk scene.

Following the release of “Haven” in 2005, they went on to win the coveted award for Best Group at BBC Folk Awards 2006. Flook announced that they were taking a prolonged pause from live performance at the end of 2008, but, due to overwhelming popular demand, they’re now back – and with a new album due for release in early 2019, they are firing explosively on all four cylinders.

There is no shortage of virtuosity among the members of Flook, but the unique impact of this Anglo-Irish band stems from the wholly intuitive, almost symbiotic, exchange between the various flutes, frets and skins.

“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

“You need a cold shower to fully wake up to the phenomenal potential of this music”   Irish Music Magazine”

Coolness with fire, tightness with space, delicacy with toughness…a uniquely thrilling whole ***** ”  Glasgow Sunday Herald

“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

“Multi-layered, rhythmically sophisticated and meltingly beautiful.” Glasgow Sunday Herald

“Never have I seen so many people so completely and utterly spellbound…the most magical of experiences.” The Irish Post

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

“They looked for all the world like four people – until they started playing when they became as tight as one while producing a sound as rich as ten”  The Shetland Times

SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/flookquartet

Twitter: https://twitter.com/FlookQuartet

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/FlookOfficial

 

 

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What's On - Music

Date
Artist
Event
Time
Price

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Folk, Music
Fri 3rd May £16.00
8pm
£16.00

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Folk, Music
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8pm
£12.00

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Music, World Music, Soul
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8pm
£18.00

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Fri 17th May
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8pm
£14.00

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Fri 31st May
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£

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Sat 1st Jun
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Sat 1st Jun £
12pm
£

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Sat 1st Jun
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8pm
£18.50

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Sun 2nd Jun
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Sun 2nd Jun £
12pm
£

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Sat 8th Jun
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8pm
£8.00

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Fri 14th Jun
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8pm
£17.50

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8pm
£12.00

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Fri 19th Jul
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8pm
£18.00

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Sat 7th Sep
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8pm
£15.00

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8pm
£14.00

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Thu 10th Oct
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8pm
£22.50

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8pm
SOLD OUT

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Fri 25th Oct
Music
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8pm
£20.00

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Sat 26th Oct
Music
Sat 26th Oct £18.00
8pm
£18.00

Graham Parker

Sat 23rd Nov
Music
Sat 23rd Nov £24.50
8pm
£24.50

Chris Wood

Sun 24th Nov
Music
Sun 24th Nov £15.00
8pm
£15.00

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