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Folk, Music, Seated

Flook

Friday 3rd May 2019 - Starts 8pm

TICKET PRICE: £16

Finished

Enjoy a drink and supper at Ropetackle before the show! Scroll down for details.

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

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

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.

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 then announced they were taking a prolonged pause from live performance at the end of 2008, but, due to overwhelming popular demand, they’re back – and with a new album now out, 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.

https://youtu.be/VeHOwDGsBrk

 

Ropetackle Cafe Suppers Shoreham

We're serving delicious food before this event from 6pm! Mains cost £8, desserts £3.50, or the two-course meal for £10.00. Advance booking necessary, to do so simply email lesleyskitchenltd@gmail.com. Click on the icon to see what's on the menu.

Main: Chicken curry, rice and papadums Pumpkin, sage and Parmesan gratin with salad

Dessert: Tiramisu


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